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ICSE Class 10 Performing Arts Syllabus for Semester (1 & 2) 2024-25

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Students who are looking to take up performing arts can refer to this article to look at the syllabus and how to study the dance. The subject is very intricate as it focuses solely on different music, drama and classical dance. Students who take up this subject must be well versed and be ready to put in the hours that are required. This subject requires students to practice constantly and put in a lot of hard work for the dance. Students must be well versed with various techniques that make their art form unique from the rest. Students must also be ready to take up various classes and put in the extra hours. Vedantu tries to make sure students have everything they require for their examinations and using this article students will be better prepared for their examinations. 

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ICSE Class 10 Performing Arts Semester Wise Syllabus 2024-25

Students studying this subject will come across many problems as it is much different from the more conventional subjects. These subjects make sure that students can understand the various notes that are required to study their subject at a more intrinsic level. Students need to learn the various ways in which they study their subject and how to improve on it. The subject introduces students to different music and it makes them perceptive and sensitive to classical songs. Students will learn the cultural and historical context to all the dances they learn. With an active involvement, students will find a newfound appreciation for music and dance. Students will learn to become more perceptive to the different imaginative, creative, emotional and aesthetic development. Students are also more likely to improve upon their performance skills by performing in school and community. Students will also learn to become cooperative with one another and become more organized in that manner. They will also develop their body behaviour and learn to develop further appropriate skills. 


Syllabus for ICSE Class 10 Hindustani Music Semester (1 & 2) 2024-25 

Semester 1 

(Marks: 50)

Semester 2 

(Marks: 50)

Unit No.

Name of the Unit

Unit No.

Name of the Unit

Section A: Hindustani Vocal Music

1.

  1. Non-detail terms: Sound (Dhwani), Meend, Kan (Sparsha swar), Gamak, Tiguan.

  2. Detailed topics: Nad, three qualities of Nad (volume, pitch, timbre).

1.

  1. Non-detail terms: Thumri, Poorvang, Uttarang, Poorva Raga and Uttar Raga. 

  2. Detailed topics: Shruti and placement of 12 swaras; Dhrupad and Dhamar.

2.

Description of one raga - Bhairav, its Thaat, Jati, Vadi-Samvadi, Swaras (Varjit and Vikrit), Aroha-Avaroha, Pakad, time of raga and similar raga.

2.

Description of the two ragas - Bhoopali and Malkauns, their Thaat, Jati, VadiSamvadi, Swaras (Varjit and Vikrit), Aroha-Avaroha, Pakad, time of raga and similar raga.

3.

Writing in the Taal notation, two Taals - Rupak and Jhaptaal , their Dugun, Tiguan and Chaugun.

3.

Writing in the Taal notation, the Taal - Deepchandi (Chanchar), its Dugun, Tiguan and Chaugun.

4.

Knowledge of musical notation systems of Pt. V.N. Bhatkhande (Swara and Taallipi); writing ChotaKhayal, Swarmalika and Lakshangeet.

5.

Identification of Ragas - Bhoopali and Malkauns (a few note combinations given).

5.

Identification of Raga - Bhairav (a few note combinations given).

6.

Life and contribution in brief of Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar.

6.

Life and contribution in brief of Amir Khusro.



7.

Names of different parts (components) of the Tanpura with the help of a simple sketch. Tuning and handling of the instrument.



Section B : Hindustani Instrumental Music 

(Excluding Tabla)

1.

(a) Non-detail terms: Sound (Dhwani); Kan; Meend, Gamak; Tigun. (b) Detailed topics: Nad; three qualities of Nad (volume, pitch, timbre).

1.

(a) Non-detail terms: (Dhwani); Zamzama; Baj; Jhala. (b) Detailed topics: Shruti and placement of 12 swaras; Maseetkhani and Razakhani Gat.

2.

Origin and the development of the instrument. Methods of handling instruments; tuning of the instrument with a labelled diagram.

3.

Complete description of the two ragas - Bhoopali and Malkauns, their Thaat, Jati, Vadi-Samvadi, Swaras (Varjit and Vikrit), Aroha-Avaroha, Pakad, time of raga and similar raga.

3.

Complete description of one raga - Bhairav, its Thaat, Jati, Vadi-Samvadi, Swaras (Varjit and Vikrit), ArohaAvaroha, Pakad, time of raga and similar raga.

4.

Writing in the Taal notation, the Taal - Deepchandi (Chanchar), its Dugun, Tiguan and Chaugun.

4.

Writing in the Taal notation, two Taals - Rupak and Jhaptaal , their Dugun, Tigun and Chaugun.

5.

Writing in complete musical notation of the Razakhani Gat.

5.

Writing in complete musical notation of the Razakhani Gat.

6.

Identification of Ragas - Bhairav, Bhoopali and Malkauns (a few note combinations given).

7.

Life and contribution in brief of Amir Khusro.

7.

Life and contribution in brief of Pt. Vishnu Digambar Paluskar.

Section C: Hindustani Instrumental Music

(Percussion - Tabla)

1.


  1. Non-detail terms: Names of 10 Pranas, Lehra (Nagma), Paran, Uthan. 

  2. Detailed topics: Origin and development of Tabla.

1.


  1. Non-detail terms: Chakkardar Tukda, Dumdar and Bedum Tihai, Padhant. 

  2. Detailed topics: Basic 10 Varnas (Syllables) of Tabla, Solo and Sangat.

2.

Writing in Taal notation: Thekas, in Thah, Dugun, Tiguan and Chaugun, of all Taals (Teentaal and Rupak).

2.

Writing in Taal notation: Thekas, in Thah, Dugun, Tiguan and Chaugun, of all Taals (Deepchandi and Teevra).

3.

Names of different parts (components) of the Tabla with the help of a simple sketch. Tuning of the instrument.

4.

Identification of Taals - Deepchandi and Teevra (a few bol combinations given).

4.

Identification of Taals – Teentaal and Rupak (a few bol combinations given).




Syllabus for ICSE Class 10 Carnatic Music Semester (1 & 2) 2024-25 

Semester 1

(Marks: 50)

Semester 2

(Marks: 50)

Unit

no.

Name of the Unit

Unit

no.

Name of the Unit

1.

History of Carnatic music with special reference to the following composers and theorists, including their biographies and their contribution to Carnatic music: (1) Thyagaraja, (2) Syama Sastry, (3) Muthuswami Dikshitar, (4) Jayadeva The following to be covered: 

− Samudaya Kriti 

− Mudras 

− Works 

− Sapta talas 

− Swara nomenclature 

− Contributions to Music

1.

History of Carnatic music with special reference to the following composers and theorists, including their biographies and their contribution to Carnatic music: (5) Narayana Tirtha, (6) Purandaradasa, (7) Bhadrachala Ramadasa, (8) Veena Kuppaiyar, (9) Gopal Krishna Bharati The following to be covered: 

− Samudaya Kriti 

− Mudras 

− Works 

− Sapta talas 

− Swara nomenclature 

− Contributions to Music

2.

Classification of musical instruments into string - A general knowledge of Vina.

2.

Classification of musical instruments into string, wind and percussion groups. A general knowledge of Tambura and Flute.

3.

Musical sound and voice - Pitch, intensity, and timbre.

3.

Musical sound and voice - Sympathetic vibration - Modal shift of tonic i.e., Grahabhedam.


Syllabus for ICSE Class 10 Western Music Semester (1 & 2) 2024-25 

Semester 1 

(Marks: 50)

Semester 2 

(Marks: 50)

Unit no.

Name of the Unit

Name of the Sub-Unit

Unit no.

Name of the Unit

Name of the Sub-Unit

1.

Musical Instruments

Sound production and playing techniques of the following families of instruments: (a) Keyboard family: Harpsichord, clavichord and acoustic pianoforte. (b) Pipe Organ (c) The String family: Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass. (d) The Guitar family: Classical, Spanish, Hawaiian guitars.

1.

Musical Instruments

Sound production and playing techniques of the following families of instruments: (e) Woodwind family: Flute, Piccolo, Oboe, Clarinet, Cor Anglais, Bassoon, Saxophone. (f) Brass Family: Trumpet, French horn, Trombone, Tuba. (g) Percussion family Timpani (Kettle Drums), Bass Drum, Snare Drum, Tambourine, Tubular Bells, Xylophone, Glockenspiel.

2.

Forms of Music (Complete Unit)


3.

Life and Works

(b) Life, works and style of the following exponents of Jazz; Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Miles Davis.

3.

Life and Works

(a) Life and works and unique contribution of the following composers: W.A Mozart, L. van Beethoven, F. Schubert, J. Brahms.

4.

Technology in Music (Complete Unit)





5.

Personal Experience (Complete Unit)



Syllabus for ICSE Class 10 Indian Dance Semester (1 & 2) 2024-25 

Semester 1

(Marks: 50)

Semester 2

(Marks: 50)

Unit

no.

Name of the Unit

Unit

no.

Name of the Unit

1.

Identification of different classical dance styles in India. The aesthetic appeal of each, highlighting the distinctiveness of the individual styles, namely Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali.

4.

Prominent exponents of the various different classical dance styles covered in the syllabus.

2.

An appreciation of the myths surrounding the lives of Ganesh, Krishna, Shiva, Vishnu, etc.

5.

An understanding of the dance repertoire and musical accompaniment (for the chosen dance style only).

3.

The sociological development of dance – its history, roots, growth and revival.

6.

The relevance of dance in today’s world and the modern developments in dance.


Syllabus for ICSE Class 10 Drama Semester (1 & 2) 2024-25 

Semester 1

(Marks: 50)

Semester 2

(Marks: 50)

Unit

no.

Name of the Unit

Unit 

no.

Name of the Unit

Section – A

Section – A

1.

Use of people, space and conflict in drama

3.

The actor – basic technique Handling of properties and Role Playing

2.

The function of the director.

4.

The stage – its various parts and different types of staging Street theatre, folk theatre (only Jatra, Tamasha, Yakshagana and Nautanki), puppetry (only Glove puppet and String puppet), Composition, picturisation, movement, rhythm, dramatization.

3.

The actor – basic technique Stage positions; Body positions used by actors - in relation to the audience and to other actors; Turns and gestures; Movement and approaches; Entering and exiting; Body and Voice.

5.

Literature No specific texts are prescribed, but candidates need to have studied some extracted pieces as examples, which may include Antigone and improvise.

4.

The stage – its various parts and different types of staging Proscenium arch theatre (Thrust stage, Black box theatre), central staging (arena staging, Promenade stage)



5.

In  Literature No specific texts are prescribed, but candidates need to have studied some extracted pieces as examples, which may include Pygmalion and improvise.



Section – B

Section – B

1.

Use of the stage and emphasis through set design, positions, compositions and movement; Blocking and its relation to the composition.

3.

Equipment - from auditorium to backstage; Sets (including parts of stage equipment used in a set); Properties.

2.

The production process; Rehearsals

4.

Lighting and sound – equipment.



5.

Costumes and make-up (including design)



6.

Stage Management


Syllabus of Performing Arts Class 10

The syllabus plays an important role for students as they will be able to learn the various topics and understand how the marks are distributed. In performing arts students have the choice between Hindustani music, Carnatic music, western music, western music, Indian Dance and Drama. Each of the music genres has the same marking scheme.

 

Assessment of Student in Performing arts Paper for Class 10

1. The teacher and the External Examiner will evaluate the training and execution of candidates. 

2. The accompanying parts of training and execution ought to be thought about: (I) Musical execution, Expression, Diction, Tonal quality, Breath control; (ii) Accuracy; (iii) Style and understanding. 

3. The External Examiner might be a teacher selected by the Head of the school, who could be from the personnel, yet not showing the subject in the part/class. For example, a teacher of Music of Class VIII might be deputed to be an External Examiner for Class X, Music Projects.


Question Paper Layout 

There are 3 sections namely A, B, and C. Each section has two parts, practical and theory. Candidates will be expected to answer five questions in all the sections, two questions from Section A and either three questions from Section B or three questions from Section C.
Here are the key points while preparing for the practicals of performing arts.


Section A: Vocal Music

1. Singing and identifying Shuddh and VikritSwaras. 

2. Idea of the Layas like Vilambit, Madhya, and Drutlayas. 

3. Singing all the 10 alankars.

4. Singing of one Madhya laya khayal song in any three ragas. (with alaaps and taans). 5. Padhant (Reciting) 

6. Identification of ragas.


Section B: Instrumental Music

1. Posture, handling and playing of the instrument correctly.

2. Playing of the 10 alankars in layas example Thah, Dugun and Chaugun. 

3. Yaman, Khamaj, Kafi, Bhairavi, AlhaiyaBilawal National Anthem - Jana Gana Mana and National Song i.e; Vande Mataram (notation is required). 

4. Padhant i.e, Reciting 

5. Identification of ragas. 

6. Playing simple Bols like Da Ra Da Ra, Da Ra Dir Dir, Da Dir, Da Ra, etc.


Section C Hindustani Instrumental (percussion - TABLA)

1. Information and practice of Vilambit, Madhya, and Drut layas namely:  Thah, Dugun and Chaugun, with the assistance of Tali, Khali, and the matras on hands while telling Thekas of Taals endorsed. 

2. Strategy of delivering primary syllabus of Tabla and Bayan (Varnas) like Ta, Dha, Ge, Kat, Tin, Dhin, Tita, and so forth 

3. Playing of Thekas oolong with the six Taals with improvising in two kaayadas and  four of its paltas with tihai in Teentaal, One tukda in each Jhaptaal and Ektaal, two kismen, one paran in chaartaar, each in Dadra and KeharwaTaal. 

4. Backup (Sangat) in the Taals (Dadra and Keharwa). 

5. Padhant (Reciting) of Thekas in Thah and Dugun. 

6. Basic improvements of the Taals showing Taali, Khali, and so forth on hands.

The theory part remains nearly the same for all three sections. Here are some points to note:

1. Non-detail terms: Sangeet and two principle frameworks of Indian Music 

2. Portrayal of the five ragas along with their Thaat, Jati, Vadi-Samvadi, Swaras like (Varjit and Vikrit), Aroha-Avaroha,Pakad, season of raga, and any comparative raga. 

3. Portrayal of the five taals and thinking of them in Thah and Dugun Taal Notation. 

4. Information on melodic documentation arrangement of Pt.V.N. Bhatkhande (Swara and Taal-lipi); writingChotaKhayal, Swarmalika, and Lakshangeet, Dhrupad (just Sthayi and Antara) in musical notation. 

5. Distinguishing proof of ragas with the assistance of a given short Swar-vistar. 

6. Life and commitment to sum things up of Tansen and Pt.V.N. Bhatkhande.


Performing Arts Syllabus for Class 10 ICSE Weightage of Marks 

For all of the types of performing arts, the total marks are 100, the external examination is for a total of 50 marks and the internal assessments are for 50 marks. The following is the weightage of marks-


Benefits of Performing Arts Syllabus for Class 10 

The class 10 syllabus provided hereby Vedantu has quite a few benefits for students. Students can find all the required material here at Vedantu which will give them a step ahead from their peers. Students need to be well prepared for their examinations and thus they need a well-updated syllabus. The following are the benefits of using Vedantu's syllabus for performing arts syllabus for class 10 - 

  • The syllabus provided is up to date and according to the ICSE guidelines and regulations. Students can study from Vedantu's syllabus and not worry about studying irrelevant topics. 

  • Students can learn about how the marks are distributed for each topic in their course. 

  • Students can get a clear idea on how the examinations will be varied out and they can prepare well in advance for it. 

The article provides notes for students looking to create a better understanding of the subject and for students self-studying they can use Vedantu.

FAQs on ICSE Class 10 Performing Arts Syllabus for Semester (1 & 2) 2024-25

1. Is performing arts a rigorous course?

Yes, performing arts can be quite difficult and requires a lot of commitment. Unlike conventional subjects, this requires constant dedication and hard work. There is some perception that this subject is easy but it isn't. Other than the practical aspect of this subject there are a lot of theoretical concepts to study. The theoretical concepts required to memorize a lot of complex names and songs, especially in Carnatic and Hindustani music. Students are required to put in a lot of work for their examinations.

2. What are theoretical concepts students need to study in Carnatic music for class 10?

Students are required to study the history of Carnatic music with respect to the composers and theorists. Students have to learn about the most significant composers and their contribution to Carnatic music. The various instruments involved from string, percussion and wind. Students also have to learn about the different sounds in aspects of sympathetic vibrations, resonance, echoes, musical intervals and modal shift of tonic.

3. How are students awarded in performing arts?

The subject teacher, that is the internal examiner evaluates the total of 50 marks and the external examiner gets the remaining that is, 50 marks The total marks obtained out of 100 are to be submitted to the Council by the Head of the school. They both grant marks independently. The Head of the school will be responsible for the submission of the scores on the answer sheets provided by the Council.

4. What are the five syllabi offered in performing arts for class 10 ICSE?

 ICSE Claims to Provide the Following Five Syllabuses:

Subject 

  Code

Hindustani Music 

(91)

Carnatic Music 

(92)

Western Music  

(93)

Indian Dance   

(94)

Drama       

(95)

5. What skills will be inculcated through performing arts?

  1. To foster a discerning, delicate, and basic reaction to music, dance, and dramatization in its verifiable and social settings. 

  2. To invigorate and foster an appreciation and satisfaction in music, dance, and dramatization through dynamic inclusion. 

  3. To create a sense of passionate, tasteful, innovative, and inventive turn of events. 

  4. To foster a co-employable disposition through the association and participation related to music, dance, and show.