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  Historical Development of North Indian Music
Perhaps one of the most significant milestones in the development of Indian music was the life of Amir Khusru (Bhatkhande 1934)(born circa 1253, died 1325).
The musical career of Tansen is another landmark in the development of Indian Music (Mital 1960).
Music and Musical Instruments of Southern India and the Deccan by C.R.Day.
chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/objective.html   (1135 words)

  A Brief History of Indian Music
Indian classical music is based on the ragas ("colors"), which are scales and melodies that provide the foundation for a performance.
Carnatic music is mostly vocal and devotional in nature, and played with different instruments than Hindustani music (such as the mridangam drum, the ghatam clay pot, the vina sitar as opposed to sitar, sarod, tambura and tabla).
A younger influential sitar player in the "tantrakari ang" (the instrumental style of music) was Nikhil Banerjee (widely considered the century's greatest virtuoso), while "gayaki ang" (the vocal style) was represented by Vilayat Khan and, at the end of the 20th century, Shahid Parvez.
www.scaruffi.com /history/indian.html   (1677 words)

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The musical tunes create the melodic pattern in the spirit of ascents and descents maintaining harmonic relations in the context of the spirit of alamkaras, murchanas, tanas and ten essentials which tend to render music lively and vibrating with the new spirit.
Theories on music were accordingly the guiding principles on the pattern of the demonstration of music in different periods of our cultural history and had also functioned as a grammar of principles on the practical demonstration of music and these principles had obviously been followed by posterity.
So music is not just a media for the joyful soothing of the tired nerves of the body or the peaceful satisfaction of the human senses; music is truly an aspect ofSadhana in which the Yoga system enables the human being to realise the truth in oneself, to realise the self in you.
www.indiangyan.com /books/otherbooks/finearts/music.shtml   (11107 words)

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A raga is the basis of melody in Indian music and a substitute for the western scale.
Since Indian music is unwritten, the exposition and colouring of a raga depend entirely on the creative powers and inspiration of the performer.
Indian music was divided into two schools, the north Indian or Hindustani school and the south Indian or Carnatic school.
www.indiaprofile.com /heritage/indianmusic.htm   (1430 words)

 History of Indian music
India’s musical history dates back to the prehistoric times and is in fact regarded as one of the oldest in the world.
Ever since the history of Indian music saw continuous evolution from the devotional folk to the present day structural form based on the melody and rhythm, also called raga and taal, respectively.
As the history of Indian music clearly declares, music has been the foundation for religious inspiration and rituals, cultural and traditional expression and has been a source for entertainment.
www.artistspages.org /History_of_Indian_music.htm   (354 words)

 Historical Development of North Indian Music
Perhaps one of the most significant milestones in the development of Indian music was the life of Amir Khusru (Bhatkhande 1934)(born circa 1253, died 1325).
The musical career of Tansen is another landmark in the development of Indian Music (Mital 1960).
Music and Musical Instruments of Southern India and the Deccan by C.R.Day.
www.chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/objective.html   (1138 words)

 Indian classical music
The roots of Indian classical music are religious and lay in the Vedic hymns of the Hindu temples.
Indian classical music has "an unbroken history of development, and above all it is a living tradition that still is in the process of evolution", specifies Ravi Shankar.
Though Indian music is modal in character, ragas should not be mistaken as modes that one hears in the music of the Middle and Far Eastern countries, nor be understood to be a scale, melody per se, a composition, or a key.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/music/64/indian_classical_music.htm   (1953 words)

 Music Books - Discover Music Books At Vedic Books - Books From India Direct!
In the music section, the theory of Music, its historical survey, various styles, Naad, Shruti, Swar, Ragas, Rules of Ragas, Music and Ras, Taal-Matra are explained in a very humourous and anecdotal style.
1650 A.D.) of Venkatamakhin is a fundamental treatise of Karnataka music and marks the rearguard in the renaissance of Indian music.
Its focus is Karnataka music but much of what it says in the first half applies to Indian music in general.
www.vedicbooks.net /music-c-34.html   (1701 words)

 Indian Heritage - Carnatic Music - The history of South Indian music by Ludwig Pesch
Indian Heritage - Carnatic Music - The history of South Indian music by Ludwig Pesch
The origins of Indian music are traced to prehistoric antiquity.
Ramamatya, a 16th century music scholar at Vijayanagar, laid the foundations for the present theoretical framework of South Indian music.
www.saigan.com /heritage/music/focus1.htm   (261 words)

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 History of Indian Music, Classical Indian Music, Hindustani Music, Indian Folk Music
Since music was a means of worship and 'a ladder unto God' the search for a suitable musical mode to translate man's devotional aspirations led to the innovation of the musical from called dhrupad.
Towards the close of the last century, another form of music came into being, the thumri, which was like a lovely damsel with love-shot eyes, supple and supine in every limb and luring all rhythm in such a way as to make the amorous words and text it revolved around, come alive.
Music is truly a child of nature, born as it is of sounds like the cacophony of birds and animals, the murmuring brooks, the winds wailing through the pine trees, the drip-drop of rain falling on lotus leaves and the like, all pruned, polished and reformed to make them musically as invigorating.
india.mapsofindia.com /culture/art-and-culture/hindustani-music.html   (1335 words)

 Hindustani Classical Music, history of indian music, Heritage - Rhythm n Raga.org
The music of India and its history are too complex to be described briefly.
Nevertheless a brief introduction will help those who are new to Indian music; they will no doubt be more influenced by what they hear than by what they read but a foreknowledge of certain theoretical points may assist their appreciation.
Music, according to Hindu mythology, originated with the first sound ever to be heard in the universe, the Naadbrahma, or Om.
www.rhythmnraga.org /1&3century.html   (525 words)

 March 2004 Newsletter from "On This Date in North American Indian History" by Phil Konstantin
Part of the treaty is: “Relinquishment to New York, by the Mohawk nation of Indians, under the sanction of the United States of America, of all claim to lands in that state.
To think that, in the 21st century, established and honored agents of the music industry would turn their collective backs upon the violent and often bloody struggles of various minority groups of this country in their efforts to establish some sense of equality is bewildering at best and racist at the worst.
The Seminoles in Indian Territory were only sent to look at the land, but the government has them sign an agreement that the land is adequate, and to commit the Seminoles to removal.
americanindian.net /newsletter0304.html   (5848 words)

 Indian Music,Traditional Music of India,Classical Music,Karnatic Music in India
Indian Music defines what people love and work for, it gives people hope and joy as well as bringing out every emotion that there is. It is associated with everyday and is expressed in many different forms, some more common then others.
Indian Music can be very simple or very complex, but either way, it enriches the lives of those who play or listen to it.
Indian music can be disintegrated into Carnatic, Hindustani, Jugalbandhi, Light Music such as devotional, folk music, ghazals, indipop, qawwali, patriotic, remix and Regional music such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarathi etc. As regards Indian classical music in general, there are a huge number of modes (ragas).
www.indiantravels.com /cultural-india/indian-music.html   (505 words)

 Indian Instrumental Music, String Music in India, History of Indian Music, Indian Stringed Instruments
There is an entire tradition in Indian music where musical instruments of the stringed variety form a separate classification, termed as tata vadya or the sound of strings.
Having been witness to the vibrant culture of the Indian mendicant, the ektara has ceased to be a mere bamboo and string contraption and instead, acquired a profound association with the Indian subconscious.
No wonder, Indian musicians believe that ragas are embedded in the bosom of the tamboora and the entire universe of notes is contained within the sanctum of this instrument.
india.mapsofindia.com /culture/art-and-culture/tradition.html   (2258 words)

 Musical Nirvana - Historical Development of Indian Classical Music
Music being dependent on kings and aristocracy for patronage was also greatly impacted.
Indian Classical music emerged as two separate traditions - north Indian Hindustani and the south indian Carnatic, mainly because of this Islamic influence.
Given that most of the arts, esp. music, was supported by kings and aristocracy, it should come as no surprise that musicians adopted their styles to suit the tastes of their pay-masters.
www.musicalnirvana.com /introduction/medieval_history.html   (1004 words)

 The DoveSong Foundation, Inc. -- Dhrupad
Then during the Muslim invasion of India in the 12th century, the music was composed and was sung in front of the kings to entertain.
From the 12th century Indian classical music was bifurcated: one went to the North, one went to the South.
Indian musicians have heard many other kinds of music, and have tried to take something from other music also, and they're still seeking.
www.dovesong.com /positive_music/archives/world/India_Dhrupad2.asp   (623 words)

 Music of South India
Part of the music referenced in this section is found in the Anthology of South Indian Classical Music compiled (with extensive notes) by L.
The history of Indian music may be divided into the Ancient, Medieval and Modern periods.
Another milestone in the development of Indian music is the Brihadesi whose author, Matanga, started a scientific classification of scales which was the basis for the later development of the seventy two Melakarta system (parent scales) by the great scholar Venkatamakhi.
trumpet.sdsu.edu /M345/Music_of_India1.html   (2773 words)

 Indian Music
The music of India is one of the oldest unbroken musical traditions in the world.
The North Indian tradition is known as Hindustani sangeet and the south Indian is called Carnatic sangeet.
Indian Music and the West by Gerry Farrell
chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music   (590 words)

 HISTORY - Indian film music has two components --music composures and playback s - indian cinemas - bollywood
Indian film music has two components --music composures and playback singers.
Bio-histories of those music personalities with the movies they have worked on are provided.
Separate sections are made on music composures and playback singers.
www.indiancinemas.com /Content-28/history.html   (322 words)

 Indian Music  The beginning   By I
It was said that the aboriginal Indians of the hunter class used to charm wild animals and birds by applying Gandharagrama in their music and kill them for their own selfish needs.
The next important stage for the development of Indian music occurred in the 12th and 13th centuries A.D. From the 4th century BC to this period all the musicologists concentrated their works mainly on dancing and dealt with music as a secondary item, but hereafter much attention was paid to the subject of Music also.
Hindusthani Music and Carnatic Music Due to Mohammedan rule in Northern India Indian music of that region got mixed up with the Persian style of music and was called Hindusthani - Music.
www.mihira.com /music.htm   (3284 words)

 Indian Heritage - Carnatic Music - The role of music in Indian society by Ludwig Pesch
Indian Heritage - Carnatic Music - The role of music in Indian society by Ludwig Pesch
On the other hand, music also relates to various social customs without being "religious music" in the Western sense of the word.
For most Indians, music is, of course, a means of distraction from daily worries, a form of entertainment among others.
www.indian-heritage.org /music/focus3.htm   (225 words)

 Music Hall - Resource Center - Music Educator - Music History
This site visits the history of Arab music analyzing its first occurrence and early linguistic roots then goes on at length on the great Arab musicians of the past.
This site is a good overview of a history spanning thousands of years and it even includes renderings of the different types of instruments that were prominent throughout history.
While you're looking, you can listen to Indian music; the site's author also provides a list of books and CDs on the subject that might be of interest to you.
www.edgate.com /musichall/educator/education_center/music_educator/music_history/world_music.html   (438 words)

 MUSIC - Indian film music has two components --music composures and playback s - indian cinemas - bollywood
MUSIC - Indian film music has two components --music composures and playback s - indian cinemas - bollywood
Lists of music composures with the movies they have worked on are provided.
A brief sketch of the lives all music composures are given.
www.indiancinemas.com /Content-3/music.html   (332 words)

 SudeepAudio.com: Books on Indian Music
The writings on Indian music have been mostly on theoretical aspects and mainly by theoretical...
The first part of the book traces the history of Indian music and the continuity of its theory and...
Indian music despite its limited popularity is not a spent force but has still a great role to...
www.sudeepaudio.com /books/books.php?group=INDIAN   (357 words)

 History of Indian Music Part 3 - RagaNet Issue #3
It is during this period that new ideas of practicing worship through music spread from India.
Much stress was laid on the character of the artists sacrificing the comforts and pleasures of life to learn the sacred art of music.
Along with the progress in music, the arts of choreography and theater were also in vogue.
raganet.com /RagaNet/Issues/3/history3.html   (777 words)

 Origins of Carnatic Music
This was the vital period in the history of Indian music.
During this period there is no mention of the term, Carnatic music, in any of the sources, but there is sufficient reason to believe that this period was crucial to the original development of Carnatic music.
While the theoretical works were trying to keep pace with the practical music, the practical music itself was evolving continuously and a number of luminaries have made a tremendous impact on refinement of this art form, to keep it fresh and alive.
www.carnatica.net /origin.htm   (2626 words)

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