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What is Indian Music

What is Indian Music

Indian music has its origins in the Vedas, spiritual texts that were composed 3000 years ago. It is a tradition that has developed in the midst of vast ethnic diversity that is an inherent part of Indian culture. A wonderful and sophisticated tradition that has been through uninterrupted growth and evolution since then.

'Sangeet' was an ancient art form that comprised vocal music, instrumental music and dance. Each of these has developed into a highly refined art form today. The essence of Indian music is spiritual. Improvisation, an infinite number of notes and complex rhythms and a wide assortment of musical instruments form an aesthetically wondrous combination that can take both performer and listener to a higher trance -like plane.

Hindusthani music

Hindusthani music concerns the classical and semi-classical music performed in Northern India, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan (in India the states of: Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal, Maharashtra and Orissa). You will see that in the other remaining Southern Indian states a different kind of music is prevailing. It will not come as a surprise to You to know that, for a western ear, it requires quit a bit of random study/information on the subject before You'll start appreciating this kind of music. Quite normal I should say, it is after all music from another continent ! Be assured, for a Indian music lover, the discovery of european classical music is equally confusing !

Hindusthani music is the music that most Westerners will label as "the music of India", because of the presentation of Northern Indian classical music and musicians in the western hemisphere dating back to the famous "Sixties". May I remind You of masters like : Ravi Shankar, Ram Narayan, Joshi Bhimsen. All of them great legends already. So 'sitar', 'sarod', 'tabla' and 'raga' were roaming the West, while the Carnatic music remained somehow in obscurity towards western attention.

The subject of classical Indian music is rich, with its historical, cultural, aesthetic, theoretical, and performing facets. This discussion is limited to aspects of the North Indian instrumental genres.

The primary genres of musical composition in North Indian or Hindustani classical music are dhrupad and khyal. Dhrupad, the older of the two genres, is the ancestor to the more popular khyal that eclipses it today. The concept of the melody and rhythm, however; serves as the foundation for both khayal and dhrupad. Melody is captured in the concept of the raag (also pronounced raaga) and rhythmic foundation in the taal (alternatively pronounced as tala).

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