Hindustani & Carnatic Music

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Hindustani & Carnatic Music. By Michael brien. Hindustani. General info. Music which is most commonly found being played in the Northern part of India It ordinated from Vedic ritual chants and has been evolving since the 12 th century. Instruments used. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Hindustani & Carnatic Music

By Michael brienHindustani & CarnaticMusicHindustaniGeneral infoMusic which is most commonly found being played in the Northern part of IndiaIt ordinated from Vedic ritual chants and has been evolving since the 12th century

Instruments usedThere were a wide range of instruments used pacifically for this type of music:VeenaSitarSarodSurbaharSursringarSantoorBansuriShehnaiHarmoniumTabla

Different stylesThere were many different types of compositions with in the Hindustani music all having different character traits but all having the same essence these include:DhrupadKhyalTaranaTappaThumriGhazal

Hindustani Examplehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb5iwSi5OIo

Carnatic

General infoMusic most commonly played in the Southern part of the subcontinent of IndiaUnaffected by Persian and Arabic influences, unlike Hindustani MusicThe style came about in the 12th Century. However Carnatic and Hindustani were classified as very similar styles until the 16th century where it became demarcation between these stylesMainly patronised by kings in the Kingdom of Mysore and the Kingdom of Travancore from the 18th - 20th century.

Instruments UsedInstruments involved in Carnatic music:VeenaRudra VeenaViolinGhatamFluteMridangamNagaswaraSwarahat

Different stylesruti Refers to musical pitchSwara Refers to the sound of a noteRaga System A set of rules for building a melody. The rules range from movements of the melody to the uses and avoidances of specific phrasesTala System Refers to a fixed cycle/meter. Improvisation Used a lot in Carnatic Music. Some examples of it include:AlapanaNiravalSwarakalpanaRagamTanamPallaviTani Avartanam

Carnatic Examplehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qew5JAy3gyw

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