Origin Of Western Classical Music

The word ‘classical’ connotes something of lasting value, something conceived with certain standards in mind. The word classical conveys structural order, a clear sense of form, design, and content. The story of classical  music is old and ongoing one, which encompasses many different styles and developments. In general. classical music has tended to reflect the… Read More »

Indian Classical Raga Therapy

Music is a  sound or nada generating particular vibrations which moves through the medium of ether present in the atmosphere and effects the human body. Pt. Sarangdeva mentions in his Sangeet Ratnakar that ahata-nada or music is always produced by striking or Agatha by a living being on an instrument of any kind So music… Read More »

Visualizing The Indian Classical Hindustani Ragas

Raag Madhuvanti  I visualize  raga Madhuvanti with the yellow majestic  sun-set, which somewhat darkens the environment. An insipid but beautiful evening full of balmy environment…as if, however all the flora has been darkened because of the sun’s radiance, but still that radiance merge into soul’s flame end up giving a pacifistic feel.  

My Favorite Indian Maestros in Indian Classical Music

    Since my specialization is Indian Classical music, I always want me to listen to different kinds of musicians or instrumentalists and their music, to enhance my classical knowledge and notes-accuracy, as I’ve been told from my own teachers that listening adds up to better singing. In fact, listening to classical music is more beneficial… Read More »

Two Types of Music Therapy

Hansel and her more than 3,200 colleagues of the American Music Therapy Association practice two types of music therapy: active and passive. Familiar and, most importantly, likable, music elicits the best responses. For example, Big Band music motivated social interaction more than making a puzzle in one 1993 study, and another study that same year… Read More »

USTAD VILAYAT HUSSAIN KHAN ‘PRAN PIYA’ : AN INTRODUCTION

Agara Gharana had been one of the most eminent and affluent Gharanas of tradition system in the world of Indian Hindustani classical music. There are ample of Agara stalwarts in today’s domain, who are extremely successful and working a lot for the up-gradation of Indian music. Some of the radically distinguished and knowledgeable personalities of… Read More »

Baroque Music

Baroque era is considered as  the golden age for classical music and for musicians. It was the time when western classical discipline flourished and  achieved dignified reputation within the society. ‘Baroque’ word represents the style of an art, architecture or music developed in Europe during the early seventeenth to mid-18th century. In other words, an… Read More »

Seven Modes Interpreted With Indian Classical Ragas/Thaats

We are pretty familiar with the seven basic modes or scales in western music theory, which are considered useful in composing music. These seven modes are: Ionian, Dorian, Phrygian, Lydian, Mixolydian, Aeolian and Locrian. For my better understanding and grasping  of these modes, I have tried to perceive how they resemble some of the Indian… Read More »

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