Level 1 – Advanced Level Exam – Based on PCM I – Model Paper

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Part 1 – Foundations (total 30 pts):

  • Name the sixteen swaras, and explain how 72 melakartas are arrived at – 5 pts
  • Sustain karvai on S, P, & higher Ṡ (16 seconds with good quality for full points) – 5 pts
  • Explain the difference between a gitam and swarajati – 5pts
  • Identify 4 ragas from audios out of any 8 (given by student) from popular janyas list – 5 pts
  • Correctly put rupaka talam for two songs at samam eduppu (from PCM 2 krtis 1-10) – 5pts
  • Identify 2 out of 15 vocalists (given by student) & 2 out of 8 melodic instrumentalists from audios from suggested listening list – 5 pts

Part 2 – Practical (total 70 pts):

  • 6 geetams out of any 20 (given by student), max. one in Malahari, plus any one swarajati (10 pts each)
    • must give name of ragam, arohanam-avarohanam, and name of talam for each
    • At least 3 geetams should include one of these questions:
      • raga delineation
      • identify swaram for a phrase
      • sing swaram for a geetam
  • 1 swarajati (student’s choice) (10 pts)
    • must give name of ragam, arohanam-avarohanam, and name of talam for each
    • At least one of the following questions to be asked:
      • raga delineation
      • identify swaram for a phrase
      • sing swaram for a section
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