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Indian Classical Music| Music OF India

4 months ago

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Indian classical music, as well as many types of folk, popular, pop, and, most recently, rock music, are all part of the Indian musical landscape. The Vedas, the earliest Hindu writings, contain the origins of Indian classical music. The Samaveda is thought to have created the foundation for Indian music, and it consists primarily of Rigvedic hymns adapted to melodies that would be chanted during Vedic sacrifices employing three to seven musical notes. Rather than simply being a form of self-expression, Indian classical music was seen as a method of self-realization and redemption. Carnatic, which is primarily found in the peninsular portions of India, and Hindustani, which is primarily found in the northern and central parts, began to diverge. Both traditions started to diverge with the emergence of the Islamic Delhi Sultanate in the north about the thirteenth century, from a common musical root. Musicians from Persia and Central Asia are said to have introduced Persian and Turkic elements to Hindustani music.


Music, like all other art forms in Indian culture, is thought to have come from the Devas and Devis. However, it is widely acknowledged that music has natural origins. The genesis of swaras (Indian music notes) is linked to the noises of animals and birds, according to ancient treatises, and man's great sense of observation and intuition in attempting to replicate these sounds. According to legend, man created the first flute after hearing and discriminating between the many sounds produced by bamboo reed when air passes through its hollows. Music is revered as a part of the supreme being in this sense.
The Vedas, the earliest Hindu writings, contain the origins of Indian classical music. Sound was thought to have a significant influence on the cosmos' governance. The accurate chanting of the Rigveda and the singing of the Samaveda were regarded to be essential to the Universe's and human world's order. The Samaveda is thought to have created the foundation for Indian music, and it consists primarily of Rigvedic hymns adapted to melodies that would be chanted during Vedic sacrifices employing three to seven musical notes. The veena (plucked string instrument) is mentioned as an accompaniment to vocal recitations during sacrifices in the Yajur-Veda, which is mostly composed of sacrificial formulas.

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