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  Indian Melody : Hindustani Classical Music - An Introduction
The Hindustani music's counterpart of the gamakams in Carnatic music are the meends.
The Hindustani music that developed during the Moghul (15th and 16th Centuries, A.D.) is based on the rich Indian tradition and its interaction with Moghul influences.
The pakhavaj is similar to the mridangam in Carnatic music and it predates the tabla.
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 Indian Classical Music
The rationale is specifically contrast (usually), as opposed to Turkish music where modes are chosen for a directed development, or Arabic music where the frequent modulations should be as unnoticed as possible, etc.
In both Hindustani and Carnatic music, songs (or instrumental compositions in Hindustani music) are usually (although not always) preceded by an improvised unmeasured prelude (alap/alaapana) which is sometimes extensive.
Hindustani music is the music of North India, involving both Hindu and Muslim musicians.
www.medieval.org /music/world/india.html   (463 words)

  hindustani music,hindustani classical music,hindustani music online,hindustani music download,hindustani classical ...
Hindustani music seems to have been profusely influenced by the music of Persia and Arabia.
The main architect of the existing system of Hindustani music was Pandit V N Bhatkhande, who was responsible for the classification of the Ragas into the 10 Thats.
Hindustani music has a number of embellishments and ornamentations or Gamaks like Meend, Kana, Murki, etc. which enhance its aesthetic appeal.
www.india4world.com /indian-celebrities/Indian-Music   (304 words)

  Kamat's Potpourri:Appreciating Hindustani Music
Hindustani music, as we know it today, is but a fusion of the old forms and the new, in which old values have been transmuted and even ancient themes informed, by the new spirit.
The general environment for classical music was such that its evolution in terms of variety of styles and vogues proved worthy of the refined tastes and sensibilities of its votaries.
First, there are music circles which cater to the needs of the regular members, mostly representing the middle and higher middle classes, by holding programs of classical music at specified intervals practically round the year.
www.kamat.com /indica/music/hindustani_music_101.htm   (4279 words)

  Hindustani classical music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hindustani (हिन्दुस्तानी/ہندوستانی) Classical Music is an Indian classical music tradition that took shape in northern Indian subcontinent circa the 13th and 14th centuries AD in the courts of Delhi Sultanate
Hindustani classical music, like Carnatic music, is organized by Ragas (also called raag) which are characterized, in part, by their specific ascent (Arohana) and descent (Avarohana.) The ascent notes may not be identical to the descent notes.
Later periods saw further evolution in music theory and the purana period was characterized by numerous references to singing, musicians and musical instruments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hindustani_classical_music   (2110 words)

 Arts Hindustani Music - Arts And Culture Of India - Music, Dance, Architecture Etc Of India
Hindustani Classical Music is a South Asian classical music tradition that took shape in the North of the Indian subcontinent circa the 13th and 14th centuries AD from existing religious, folk, and theatrical performance practices.
Hindustani classical music, like Carnatic music, is organized by Ragas (also called raag) which are characterized, in part, by their specific ascent (Arohana) and descent (Avarohana.) The ascent notes may not be identical to the descent notes.
Despite the fact that instrumental music is better known outside India, Hindustani classical music is primarily vocal-centric, insofar as the musical forms were designed primarily for vocal performance, and many instruments were designed and evaluated as to how well they emulate the human voice.
www.bharatadesam.com /arts/hindustani_music.php   (1817 words)

 Hindustani classical music at AllExperts
Hindustani (हिन्दुस्तानी/ہندوستانی) Classical Music is an Indian classical music tradition that took shape in northern India circa the 13th and 14th centuries AD from existing religious, folk, and theatrical performance practices.
In contrast to Carnatic music, the other main Indian classical music tradition originating from the South, Hindustani music was not only influenced by ancient Hindu musical traditions, Vedic philosophy and native Indian sounds but also by the Persian performance practices of the Afghan Mughals.
Later periods saw further evolution in music theory and the purana period was characterized by numerous references to singing, musicians and musical instruments.
en.allexperts.com /e/h/hi/hindustani_classical_music.htm   (2129 words)

 Hindustani Classical Music, Origin, History - Rhythm n Raga.org
Indian classical music is said to have evolved out of the fusion of these.
Hindustani music adopted a scale of Swara saptaka (octave of natural notes) and Carnatic music retained the traditional octave.
The Hindustani musical scale is said to have evolved from 3 notes to a scale of 7 primary notes, on the basis of 22 intervals.
www.rhythmnraga.org /indianmusic.html   (666 words)

 MusicalNirvana - Articles on Girija Devi   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Though I was not initiated into the rudiments of Hindustani classical music then, I still watched mesmerised as the great artiste sang to a hypnotised audience in pin-drop silence till the wee hours of the morning.
She is not only one of the leading vocalists in the dominant classical genre of the khayal, but also in lighter forms of north Indian classical music including tappa, tap-khyal, holi, chaiti, kajri and dadra.
Girija Devi is to Hindustani music what K K Pattammal is to Carnatic music, in terms of their purposeful commitment in upholding the art form.
www.musicalnirvana.com /hindustani/girijadevi_articles.html   (795 words)

 Indian Classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indian music, in particular is one of the oldest and finest forms of human expression.
The purpose of Indian classical music is to refine one's soul, discipline one's body, to make one aware of the infinite within one, to unite one's breath with that of space and one's vibrations with that of the cosmos.
The antiquity of musical instruments is evident from the prehistoric cave paintings and sculptures of ancient temples.
www.indiaeducation.info /HOBBIES/CLASSICAL-MUSIC.asp   (939 words)

 Sumitra Guha - Hindustani Classical Vocalist based in Delhi
The music of India is perhaps one of the oldest in the world.
The highly developed and sensitive music was but the outcome of the ancient ecclesiastical and celestial music.
The earliest defined music that we know is that of Rigveda, the oldest was recited by using three tonal regions.
www.sumitraguha.com /classicalmusic.htm   (1287 words)

 Cultural Heritage
Hindustani classical music was greatly patronised by the Muslim rulers of northern India, particularly by the Mughal and Awadhi (Lucknow) courts.
Hindustani music has two major vocal traditions: dhrupad, which is an austere rendition of the chosen raga, and khyal, which has a great degree of embellishment and is lighter on the ear.
Music videos on new 24-hour music channels became the vehicles of their success, and anybody who had even half a voice but a nice face and a good body became an overnight sensation.
www.journeymart.com /Dexplorer/AsiaIS/India/culturalheritage/music.asp   (1295 words)

 Ragaculture / Innovation
Hindustani Classical music, as I understand it, is essentially ‘period’ or ‘old world’ music based on certain principles which formalise its two basic components, viz, melody and rhythm into the ubiquitous ‘Raga’ and the cyclical ‘Tala’ respectively, providing an unshakeable frame work or given for music making.
Hindustani art music, as it stands today is best represented by the form khayal which came into its own by mid eighteenth century when the popularity of the dhrupad form began to wane steadily after having enjoyed the status of the primary form of mainstay vocal classical music for over three hundred years.
Indian classical music in both vocal and instrumental forms is also being freely used in them, but mostly sans its conventional context and grammar and therefore has to be appreciated as a new form separate from formal classical music.
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 Toronto Gharana/Music
In this process, Hindustani music, as it is to-day stands inseparably associated with, and deeply indebted to Gwalior.
What was more, since the opening of the Pandit music school, he was fox- a long time able to avail himself of Bhatkhand ji's valuable association and Guidance -thanks to which today raja Bhaiya is regarded as a skilled singer and a learned scholar in the art of music.
This and similar schools of music have contributed in no small measure to the revival of interest in classical music which had cooled down to a deplorable level.
www.pathcom.com /~ericp/gwalior.html   (2198 words)

 Sangeet Research Academy kolkata, calcutta,Indian classical music , Hindustani music
Classical musicians and vocalists stepped out of their cloisters to perform in public concerts for a livelihood.
A tragic fallout of this sea change in the scenario of Hindustani music was the gradual decay of an illumined performing art form.
Working to perfect music training standards these equipments electronically thread through the timbre and melodic movements of an array of vocal pieces and musical instruments sifting aside distortions which have crept in down the ages.
www.indiaprofile.com /heritage/sangeetresearch.htm   (577 words)

 Hindustani Music - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hindustani Music, the classical tradition of the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, including Pakistan, Bangladesh and, to some extent,...
Carnatic Music, refers to the classical tradition of the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, including Sri Lanka.
Sarod, Indian stringed instrument widely used in recitals of Hindustani classical music.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Hindustani_Music.html   (122 words)

 Hindustani Classical Music in India
Hindustani Classical Music is the classical musical form of north India.
Raga or melody is the basic element of this music and Khayal, Dhrupad, Dhamar, Tarana, Thumri, Dadra and Tappa are some of the popular genres of this music.
Amir Khusro is considered the Father of Hindustani classical music and Tansen, the legendary court musician of Akbar's reign, is the most famous Hindustani Classical musician.
www.india9.com /i9show/Hindustani-Classical-Music-37682.htm   (184 words)

 India Music, Classical Music of India, Instrumental Indian Music : India Line Travel
Indian music in particular is one of the oldest and finest forms of human expression.
Hindustani and Carnatic are the two main streams of classical music.
In western classical music, the Piano has an octave that consists of 12 notes, whereas in Indian classical music the same consists of 22 notes or shrutis.
www.indialine.com /travel/knowindia/music.html   (878 words)

 Classical Music - Comments made by people about Classical Music
Classical Music: Here's a collection of what people have been saying recently in public newsgroups about "Classical Music", one of the many topics related to music.
Re: New Comer to Classical Music - have pity....
Re: Classical music (was Re: TR: was:Re: It sucks to be Yoooooou!)
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 Music Today CATALOGUE
The elusive beauty of classical raga, the whisper of its subtle nuances, captured in voice and instrument by the masters of music.
From the heart of the Sufi mystic tradition: music that brings together the purity of the Word and the power of rhythm in a passionate outpouring of song.
Rare and hitherto heard only in the confines of the temple sanctorum, these songs of celebration are steeped in the ragas of Indian classical music, and endowed with the pomp and splendour of royal gaiety.
www.india-today.com /mtoday/catlog.html   (807 words)

 Ustad Alla Rakha, 80, Master of Hindustani Classical Music
Alla Rakha, who was given the honorific Ustad as a master musician and teacher, was a virtuoso of the complex system of talas, rhythmic cycles that are central to Hindustani classical music, and he used his skill to invigorate every musician who shared the stage with him.
He was drawn to music and theater as a child, and began studying music against his parents' wishes.
His first tabla teacher, Lal Mohamed, was a disciple of Mian Qader Bakshi, a leading musician in the Punjab gharana, or school, of classical music.
www.tabla.com /articles/nytimes.rakha.html   (512 words)

 Hawaiian Guitar Classical indian Music by G.Jaywant Naidu
Pt.Ravi Shankar and Ustad Alla Rakha took Hindustani music around the world.The performance of Hindustani classical music on Hawaiian Guitar was first popularised by Sri Nalin Mazumdar,Sri Batuk Nandi and Sri Brij Bhushan Kabra in India.Later on came Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on his Mohan Veena.
About Me I am a performer of Indian classical music(Hindustani style) on Hawaiian Guitar.Started learning at the age of 8 years from Sri S.N.Mukherjee.Took further training from Sri Dineshkumar Sampat and also won many prizes during school and college days including the prestigious J.C.Bahl competition organised by the Sydenham College,Bombay in September 1983.
Performed in 1996 at the Vadya Madhuri Festival organised by the Music Academy,Chennai & in the National Integration Concert at Sri Thyagaraja Gana Sabha.Also performed for the Department of Culture,Government of Andhra Pradesh at Ravindra Bharati.
www.homestead.com /raga/music.html   (272 words)

 New Music :: calabashmusic.com
This honest and compelling album conveys the undeniable fact that for these musicians music is sacred.
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Every song he and his band plays, every interview he gives exhibits his passion for music and performance; but there's more: this musician, a native of Kenya who moved to the States in the spring of 2002, believes...
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 Deepa Ranganath : Hindustani classical music vocalist: empanelled artiste of the ICCR
Deepa showed interest and her ability to grasp music at the tender age of 2 years and she became a Graduate in vocal music - Sangeet Visharad - at the age of 14.
A serious, talented student with a sincere devotion and dedication to music, Deepa is an upcoming artist with a very bright future in the arena of Hindustani Classical music.
She is being trained to conquer the various emotions and colours or the 'rasas' embedded in different ragas and pays detailed attention to the literature and imagery in the songs or 'bandishes', be it new or traditional.
education.vsnl.com /iccr/deeparanganath.htm   (601 words)

 Tune Your World :: calabashmusic.com
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Today's FREE Song is by DJ Dolores (aka Helder Aragão de Melo), which burst onto the global club scene a couple of years ago with his explosive and highly original mixture of traditional sounds from the brazilian northeast with dancefloor-friendly electronics and elements of rock and dub.
Sosa's music is a unique style of Afro-Cuban jazz, and while it is rooted in the folkloric traditions of the African Diaspora, he always takes an exploratory approach – never one to let orthodoxy stand in the way of his pursuit of freedom.
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