8/01/2012

Music of India - Index

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Indian Music - The Music of India

***** Location: India
***** Season: Non-Seasonal Topic
***** Category: Humanity


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Explanation



Lord Krishna playing the Flute
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The music of India
includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, classical music and R&B. India's classical music tradition, including Carnatic and Hindustani music, has a history spanning millennia and developed over several eras. It remains fundamental to the lives of Indians today as sources of spiritual inspiration, cultural expression and pure entertainment. India is made up of several dozen ethnic groups, speaking their own languages and dialects, having distinct cultural traditions.

The two main traditions of classical music are
Carnatic music
, found predominantly in the peninsular regions, and
Hindustani music,
found in the northern and central regions.
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Carnatic music
(Sanskrit: Karnāṭaka saṃgīta) is a system of music commonly associated with the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, with its area roughly confined to four modern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu. It is one of two main sub-genres of Indian classical music that evolved from ancient Hindu traditions; the other sub-genre being Hindustani music, which emerged as a distinct form because of Persian and Islamic influences in North India. In contrast to Hindustani music, the main emphasis in Carnatic music is on vocal music; most compositions are written to be sung, and even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in gāyaki (singing) style.
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Hindustani classical music
(Hindi: हिन्दुस्तानी शास्त्रीय संगीत्, Urdu: کلاسیکی موسیقی) is the Hindustani or North Indian style of Indian classical music found throughout the northern Indian subcontinent. The style is sometimes called North Indian classical music or Shāstriya Sangeet. It is a tradition that originated in Vedic ritual chants and has been evolving since the 12th century CE, primarily in what is now North India and Pakistan, and to some extent in Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan. Today, it is one of the two subgenres of Indian classical music, the other being Carnatic music, the classical tradition of South India.
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The music of India
includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, classical music and R&B. India's classical music tradition, including Carnatic and Hindustani music, has a history spanning millennia and, developed over several eras, it remains fundamental to the lives of Indians today as sources of spiritual inspiration, cultural expression and pure entertainment. India is made up of several dozen ethnic groups, speaking their own languages and dialects, having very distinct cultural traditions.

source : www.customlabelmusic.com

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Indian Music - Introduction

. by Narayanan Raghunathan .

. Raag[am] .

. Shruthi .

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... ... ... Some external LINKS

Haiku and Indian Music
by Kala Ramesh
- Simply Haiku, August 2005 -
World Haiku Review, January 2007


Welcome - Music India OnLine

Introduction to North Indian Music

Rajan . P. Parrikar about Indian Music .. with many online samples


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... ... ... Some famous musicians


M.S. Subbhulaksmi by Kala Ramesh

Ravi Shankar

Shobha Gurtu, a tribute by Kala Ramesh

Ustad Bismillah Khan

Ustad Vilayat Khan

to be continued


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Worldwide use


. Music and Haiku .


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Things found on the way


The Rhythm of Music -
A Magical and Mystical Harmony


The great god Shiva once chanced upon his wife Parvati reposing most gracefully. Her breathing was like soft music; the exquisite bosom rising and falling in rhythm. Her arms and wrists laden with bangles caused music by their motion. Shiva was intoxicated by this ravishing vision, and watched her for a long time in silence. Such was the impression created in his mind that he found no peace until he discovered a way of making a permanent record of the beauty observed.

The result was the veena (vina), a musical instrument, whose long neck represents the straight lithe form of Parvati, and the two supporting gourds her breasts, the metal frets her bracelets, and the most expressive of all, the sound generated by this instrument is said to recreate Parvati's own, rhythmic breathing.



Read an article by Nitin Kumar
http://www.exoticindia.com/article/music


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Heavenly Musicians of Hindu Mythology

The Apsaras are female spirits of nature. They are considered very talented artistically, and all of them are described as being very beautiful. Apsaras love to dance, make music performe for gods.
While serving as inspiration for lovers, they were often sent by Ravana to tempt rishis or Brahmans who were retreating into the forest.

Apsaras in the Caves of Dunhuang, by Gabi Greve


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HAIKU


a cold evening
spend with warm thoughts -
Indian music


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Indian music -
my cat purrs softly
in his dream

Gabi Greve with Cat Haiku Kun


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- Music Haiku by Kala Ramesh -


malkauns in the air
moon in the bird-bath
self conscious!

Malkauns is a romantic night raag.

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in concert -
fingers swirl on the tabla
pulsating rhythm


Tabla -  More in the WIKIPEDIA !


strains of the violin
- the old man walks
to his own rhythm


Indian music has very complex rhythmic calculations.

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night air . . .
memory of the bamboo flute
long after the concert

long night . . .
sitarist strums
the sound of music


sitar baithak
my legs move
to rhythm


baithaks are house concerts where people sit on the floor in an informal fashion.


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morning sparrows
on my window sill. . .
my song ends



sishya takes
the Guru gives . . .
the river gushes forward

Sishya means student and Guru means teacher.



MORE


. Kala Ramesh - a musician and haiku poet .


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soft sitar notes -
more chatting , more tea
and more rain


- Shared by Rosie Mann -
Joys of Japan, 2012


Sitar -  More in the WIKIPEDIA !


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Related words

***** Raga Malhar, raag malhaar

Malhar is associated with the atmosphere of torrential rains.
According to the legend, Malhar is so powerful that when sung, rain falls from the sky.

There are many written accounts of Raga Malhar. Many great artists of medieval period and much earlier period used to sing this raga. Tansen, Baiju Bawra, Baba Ramdas, Nayak Charju, Miyan Bakhshu, Tantarang, Tanras Khan, Bilas Khan (son of Tansen), Hammer Sen, Surat Sen, and Meera are among the singers who are said to have been capable of starting rains using various kinds of Raga Malhar.
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pitter-patter rain -
aha! raag malhaar begins
without a sitar


- Shared by Mandeep Maan -
Joys of Japan, September 2012



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***** . Bhajan Hindu Music .

***** . Garhwali songs .

***** . Raga Chandar Kauns, chandarkauns .

***** . Raga Kalyani, raga kalyaan .


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Instruments


***** . Damaru drum, damru .

***** . Tambura, tanbura lute .


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A Glossary of Indian Music Terms

History of Hindustani Classical Music


Indian Musik : MORE LINKS
in the India Saijiki



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3 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

asaveri on sitar ~
camphor fumes echo in
twilight breeze


Narayanan Raghunathan

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. Gabi Greve said...

sunlight sways
on the stair case ~
Raaga Darbaari
by Daagars ~


Darbaari Kaanada ~
A very famous Hindusthaani Raaga. ~~~~ Daagars ~ A great traditional family of Dhrupad Music Exponents.

Narayanan Raghunathan

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Anonymous said...


moonbeams—
on the veena strings
her fingers


—Dr. Vidur Jyoti

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