By now you guys are Pros! You have learnt a Raag, its Bandish Taan, Sargam, 8 Alankaars Trust me, if you focus and practice just these, and take it forward, to perfect pitch and fast tempo there will be huge improvement in your singing and you will sing much better! Now apart from these, there are 1-2 topics which I want to cover so that you get a proper whole beginner’s course. So let’s move to the next step and focus on Vikrit Swar today. Vikrit Swar, if you remember I introduced to you in Week 1, and I said we would be going over them in future classes. So that’s in today’s class. So Vikrit Swar are of two type: Komal (Flat) and Teevra (Sharp) If you want to just focus on the Saptak (Shudh Swar) you can do so. But if you practice Vikrit Swars as well, you will master not 7, but all 12 Swars. So let me sing and show these Vikrit Swars to you. So to get better at these Vikrit Swar there are ‘Swar Pehechan’ (Swar identification) exercises, which I have been taught and I will share with you today These are slightly advanced so if you don’t want to learn them yet. It’s fine. You can focus on the Saptak. If you want to learn something new then you can accommodate these exercises as well. These exercises go like this: Make sure you are using the piano app because you will definitely need its support to perfect these swars. We practice on C scale so So we are going from Sa to a Shudh swar and coming down half note to its corresponding Vikrit Swar and then back to Sa So this would be So this is a very good exercise through which you can differentiate between Re and Flat Re Ga and Flat Ga Ma, Sharp Ma Dha, Flat Dha and differentiate Ni, Flat Ni If you are finding it difficulty to practice all Vikrit Swars together Then take just one Vikrit Swar practice it for 1-2 weeks then move on to the next Vikrit Swar. But keep practicing the Saptak along with it. So the reason I am going into the details of Vikrit Swars So that I can introduce you to two more Raags which have Vikrit Swar One of these two is Raag Yaman which is a very popular and soothing Raag, a favourite of many. and the other is Raag Bhairav. So let’s begin with Raag Yaman. Like Raag Bhupali let’s first understand the characteristics of the Raag then we will sing it. There are no Varjit (forbidden) swars in Raag Yaman. There is only one difference that instead of Ma in the Saptak, there is Sharp (Teevra) Ma here. So it’s Aaroh and Avroh is like this: Now some people say that in Aaroh, Pa should be a Varjit Swar But my Guruji has taught me this way and I have also checked from other sources that this is correct as well So you can follow this. The Pakad is like this Its prescribed singing time is first part of night or 6 to 9 pm Its Vadi swar is Ga and Samvadi Swar is Ni So let’s sing the Aaroh, Avroh and Pakad of this Raag. Now just like I explained in Raag Bhupali that Alankaars can be made according to a particular Raag So if you remove Shudh (pure) Ma from Saptak and replace it with Sharp Ma then all the Alankaars I have taught you they can become Alankaar in Raag Yaman. I will give you an example So in this way, you can sing ALL the Alankaars according to Raag Yaman But make sure you use the Piano app because, so far, you have practiced all Shudh Swar Alankaars So it’s possible that when you practice Alankaars in Raag Yaman that you sing Shudh Ma instead of Sharp Ma. So first sing them slowly and check on the Piano app and after that you can sing with the Metronome app. Now let’s understand the characteristics of Raag Bhairav Raag Bhairav also doesn’t have any Varjit Swar. In this Raag, instead of Shudh Re and Shudh Dha, there is Flat Re and Flat Dha. So its Aaroh is like this and Avroh like this. The Pakad is like this and its prescribed singing time is early morning 6 to 8 am. Its Vadi Swar is Dha and Samvadi Swar Re So let’s sing the Aaroh, Avroh and Pakad of this Raag. Now in this as well, I will show you how to do Alankaars in Raag Bhairav. Now in a similar way, you can alter all the other Alankaars That I leave to you. But always sing with the Piano app because it’s very much possible that you sing Shudh Re, instead of Flat Re. or sing Shudh Dha, instead of Flat Dha or you sing some other Flat note instead of the Shudh Swar So start step-by-step with the Piano app slowly slowly sing the Aaroh Avroh Pakad 100 times. After that shift to the Alankaar practice. So before leaving, don’t forget to Like, Subscribe and Comment on the video and if you have any doubt then please put that as well in the Comment Section I will surely answer it.