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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.
Carnatic music is the music of South India, different in many of its terms and formal demands, although similar in overall outline.
Indian classical music continues to gain tremendously in popularity in the West, and is now taught widely.
www.medieval.org /music/world/india.html   (463 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Music of Bihar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hindustani (हिन्‍दुस्‍थानी) classical music is an Indian classical music tradition originating in the North of the Indian subcontinent circa the 13th and 14th centuries CE.
Indian hip hop, is a type of fusion music created by taking western hip hop and mixing it with Indian music.
Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana is a music festival of Indian classical music.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music-of-Bihar   (1194 words)

  
 Indian classical music
The roots of Indian classical music are religious and lay in the Vedic hymns of the Hindu temples.
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.
The traditional recital of Indian classical music begins with the alap section, the stately and serene exploration, the gradual and meditative unfolding of the structure, theme and rasa of a chosen raga.
www.cosmopolis.ch /english/music/64/indian_classical_music.htm   (1953 words)

  
 Science Fair Projects - Indian classical music
The two main streams of Indian classical music are Hindustani music, from North India, and Carnatic music, from South India.
Indian classical music is monophonic, and based around a single melody line.
Indian musical instruments used in classical music include veena, mridangam, tabla, kanjira, tambura, flute, sitar, gottuvadyam, violin and sarangi.
www.all-science-fair-projects.com /science_fair_projects_encyclopedia/Indian_classical_music   (666 words)

  
 About North Indian Music.
The subject of classical Indian music is rich, with its historical, cultural, aesthetic, theoretical, and performing facets.
The primary genres of musical composition in North Indian or Hindustani classical music are dhrupad and khyal.
If you live in or near Austin and are interested in Indian Music, ICMCA is a valuable resource for you as they have many resources not least of which are a series of Indian Music concerts throughout the year.
www.buckinghammusic.com /tall.html   (2481 words)

  
 Listening to Indian Classical Music
Besides bringing musical influences from other cultures, the Mughal empire encouraged the appreciation of music as an upper-class, court activity, in much the same way that European classical music was mainly supported by the court aristocracy through the Baroque and Classical periods.
Western music tends to use only a few popular meters for almost all of its music, and these meters are usually felt as repetitions of two, three, or four beats.
A listener educated in Indian classical music will be able to identify the raga and tala by listening to the music.
cnx.org /content/m12502/latest   (1886 words)

  
 An Introduction to Indian classical music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indian classical music is defined by two basic elements : it must follow a classical mode, the raga, and a specific rhythm or tal.
A music which follows the characteristics of this tradition is called classical - in opposition to Western classical music, where classical means belonging to a period of time (approximatively from 16th to 17th century).
Carnatic music is nearly totally unified and the different schools are based on the same ragas (about 300 different ragas), same solo instruments, mainly the veena, flute, violin and same rhythm instrument, the mridangam and the ghatam.
makar-records.com /siteus/intro01.html   (547 words)

  
 Indian Classical Music by Deepika Singh
It is a fact that today, classical music is not the most favored form of music for the general populace which tends to listen to the more "easy to follow" folk, and lately the pop form.
Besides the other qualities that assisted Indian music in a fight for survival were a highly scientific structure within which a musician could operate with total freedom, the aesthetic appeal of the music, the melodies and the unmistakable spiritual aspect of the music.
Music was being converted to a form that everybody could understand, and participate in rather than a handful of court musicians and the royalty.
www.boloji.com /culture/001.htm   (2821 words)

  
 Listening to Indian Classical Music
Besides bringing musical influences from other cultures, the Mughal empire encouraged the appreciation of music as an upper-class, court activity, in much the same way that European classical music was mainly supported by the court aristocracy through the Baroque and Classical periods.
Western music tends to use only a few popular meters for almost all of its music, and these meters are usually felt as repetitions of two, three, or four beats.
A listener educated in Indian classical music will be able to identify the raga and tala by listening to the music.
cnx.rice.edu /content/m12502/latest   (1875 words)

  
 :: ::::Indian Classical Music Circle Literature:::: ::
Unlike Western classical music which has written scores, an Indian classical performance is based on improvisation, and anywhere from 10% to 90% of the performance could be extempore, depending on the creative imagination of the artist.
Indian music is one of the highest forms of music existing and nourished through its rich cultural heritage.
The improvisational nature of Indian music requires the artist to take into consideration the setting, time allowed for his concert, his mood and the feeling he discerns in the audience before he begins to play.
www.icmcdfw.org /literature.aspx   (2331 words)

  
 Musical Nirvana - Introduction to Indian Classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indian music is one of the oldest unbroken musical traditions in the world.
Music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste.
Music in the educated European tradition, such as symphony and opera, as opposed to popular or folk music.
www.musicalnirvana.com /introduction/introduction.asp   (590 words)

  
 Indian Music
A peculiar feature of Indian music is that each ragam is associated, according to its mood, with a particular time of day or night and a season.
The origin of Indian classical music can be traced to 4,500 years ago when the ritualistic chanting of the Sama Veda began.
Generally speaking, the North Indian music is richer in stringed instruments while the South Indian music is richer in Thala-vadyam.
www.indianheartbeat.20m.com /PgMusic.html   (969 words)

  
 Indian classical music at AllExperts
Carnatic music is similar to Hindustani music in that it is mostly improvised, but it is much more influenced by theory and has stricter rules.It emphasizes the expertise of the voice rather than of the instruments.
Indian classical music is monophonic and based around a single melody line.
Indian musical instruments used in classical music include veena, mridangam, tabla, kanjira, tambura, flute, sitar, gottuvadyam, violin, and sarangi.
en.allexperts.com /e/i/in/indian_classical_music.htm   (787 words)

  
 FAQ on Indian Classical Music
Indian music is essentially monophonic (single melody format or homophonic) while Western music can be polyphonic (multiple notes played or sung in harmonised unison), monophonic or a combination of both.
Western classical music is based upon the equal tempered scale, and rests upon melody, harmony and counterpart while Swara and Tala are the two basic components of Indian classical music.
The percussion accompaniment is the Mridang or Pakhawaj, a one-piece drum, as opposed to the two-piece drum, the tabla in khayal.
www.itcsra.org /sra_faq_index.html   (1439 words)

  
 dipavali - musicians of indian classical music (raga music) and dance from India
"Classical Indian music with Kushal Das on the Sitar...
Anindya Banerjee manages to successfully implement elements of Indian Classical Music on the Sarod that were normally only possible to be played on instruments like the Veena and the Sursringar.
All I can say is that I'm thankful to the Almighty that he has given me Kala, who with her immense talent and musical abilities is all set to carry forward my tradition and legacy - the torch bearer of the Mewati Gharana in the true sense of the word.
www.raga.info /indian-music/musicians.html   (1006 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!)
www.music-postings.com /classical_music/classical_music.shtml   (1510 words)

  
 webindia123.com- Indian Classical Music
The word music in India means 'Sangeeta', which traditionally meant performing the art of singing, playing of instruments and dancing.
The musical structure of the chants was characterised by descending order of notes, initially two to five which later was increased to seven notes.
The tappa is a lighter form of classical music that is brisk and replete with a variety of phrases, which makes it particularly difficult to render without a good degree of virtuosity.
www.webindia123.com /music/music1.htm   (671 words)

  
 Indian Classical Music Society
Indian Classical Music Society (ICMS) was established in December of 1999 with the intent of promoting Indian classical music amongst people of all origin through the medium of live concert performances of legendary and upcoming classical musicians of India.
ICMS will thus, be a vehicle of spreading culture through music via live concerts.These concerts are available free of cost to USF students and at a minimal charge (donation) to non-USF students.
It is an effort to unite all the students of USF through the medium of music and bring awareness of Indian music to all USF students and the Tampa Bay community.
ctr.usf.edu /icms   (329 words)

  
 Indian classical music - richly melodic - by sitar master Roop Verma
Indian Classical Music that is dynamic, uplifting, and spiritual from the hands of a true master of sitar, Roop Verma.
Indian Classical Music expressed by Roop Verma, who brings this ancient tradition to life with his contemporary expressions of sounds.
He creates new forms, which are derived from the melodies of North India, and are adaptable to all types of world musical instruments.
roopverma.com /indianclassicalmusic.html   (413 words)

  
 AACM - North Indian Classical Music
The music of India, both North and South, is based on the ancient principles of Rag and Tal, or melody and rhythm, although in each system the rags and tals are somewhat different.
Indian music has developed in two main currents generally referred to as the instrumental tradition and the vocal tradition although there is considerable overlap between the two.
The Ali Akbar College of Music represents the Maihar gharana of Baba Allaudin Khan, father of Ali Akbar Khan of Maihar, Bengal.
www.aacm.org /aacm/music.html   (899 words)

  
 Indian Music
Classical music of all cultures carries this sublime quality of music through centuries and generations.
In ancient Indian thought, music as an esoteric experience was integral to human existence.
OM is positioned in Indian philosophical and religions thought as being one with the rhythms of the universe.
www.indiaheritage.org /perform/music/music.htm   (788 words)

  
 Indian Classical Vocal Music of the 78rpm Era
Music is an art that lives and dies in time, unless preserved by human memory or by technological reproduction.
The recorded music of India, especially that recorded in the 78rpm format during the first five decades of the twentieth century, presents a fascinating encounter between technology and music.
The group is doing pioneering work in compiling discographies of Indian music, and in the dissemination of information about the music and musical culture of the 78rpm era.
courses.nus.edu.sg /course/ellpatke/Miscellany/music.htm   (557 words)

  
 Indian Classical Music
Born in a family with a remarkable background and environment of classical Music, Kankan initiated his stepping into the world of Santoor at the age of eleven only ways back in the year 1980.
In North Indian classical violin Rupam Ghosh is a dazzling star.From the child hood he had tremendous interest in Indian classical music.
Chandan Mallick was born in such a family where musical note echoes from every corner of the home, a place where one can trace honesty, love, affection and eternal peace, a place of worship.
indian-classicalmusic.com /biography.htm   (1192 words)

  
 Sandow:
The status of and outlook for Indian classical music is, in my experience, pretty good despite a number of our senior performers thinking otherwise and predicting its down fall.
There is no dearth of young ones learning music and dance because it is a common practise in educated families to send their children-specially girls- to special coaching classes for this.
I fell in love with Indian classical music in college, and had a wonderful album on which Ravi Shankar spoke and had recorded examples of most of the instruments used in North Indian classical music.
www.artsjournal.com /sandow/2006/10/indian_classical_music.html   (1660 words)

  
 Vimoksha - Indian classical music and dance portal - Carnatic Music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Carnatic, or the South Indian style of classical music, traces its early roots to the vedas.
The history of Carnatic music points to a tremendous rejuvenation in its practice and popularity with the contributions of the saints Sri Purandharadasaru (15th century A.D.), Sri Thyagarajar, Sri Shyama Sastri (all of 18th century A.D.), and left an enduring legacy of compositions.
Carnatic music is based on a 22 scale note contrary to the 12 note scale that is used in the western classical music.
www.vimoksha.com /music/carnatic-music.html   (1161 words)

  
 Carnatic Sangeet (Karnatic Sangeet) the South Indian system of Music
Although South Indian music is extremely sophisticated, there has not emerged an artist with the worldwide recognition that North Indians, like Ravi Shankar, have been able to generate.
The generally held belief is that North Indian music evolved along different lines due to an increased exposure to the Islamic world.
The mela are conceptually similar to the thats of North Indian music.
www.chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/carnatic_sangeet.html   (980 words)

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