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 »
Just as the conception of Raga and Tala are unique features of Indian classical music, so also is sargam. Sargam is singing note syllables in performance. In other musical cultures, slow and fast phrases resembling aalap or tana can be found, but to my knowledge, the usage of notational symbols in performances or even in… Read More »
Indian traditional systems of health and healing include various musical treatment approaches. Few healing traditions are also integrated in modern classical music therapy practice in India. All these approaches integrated with music not only prayer, but also yoga and meditation and guide the participant in the art of living.
I believe that music is an undervalued commodity, one that can become an important feature in the quest for greater understanding among cultures and traditions around the world. In the present days, due to the growing promotion technology or media, people getting closer through all forms of communication explicitly involves dynamic intermingling… Read More »
Merukhand Gayaki plays a vital role in the frequent practices and even in the Indian classical performances. Ustad Amir Khan Saheb’s Gayaki is always associated with merukhand style, because he often created the raga progressions through this technique, during his recitals, which is why his vocalization was unique and mesmerizing. In merukhand, 3 or 4… Read More »
Bhairava (भैरव) is one of the most important and fundamental ragas or one of the ten thaats in Indian Classical Music. Thaats are the ten basic ragas and modern raga-classification system, which is considered as the origin and classification of numerous ragas sung/played today. In fact, beginners are not recommended to head towards more advanced ones… Read More »
Staying fit and moreover vocally fit actually helps in singing. Especially, for the Indian classical music lovers who like to sing or want to imitate their favorite singers, some tips to keep all the vocal tracts hail and healthy are always beneficial. For me, the most step for open-throat and clear voice is ‘staying hydrated’.… Read More »
Indian classical music is considered as one of the prestigious ancient arts, which is existing since the age of ‘Satayuga’. In all the sacred epics – Rig-Veda, Sam-Veda, Purana, Upanishads etc., it has been clearly stated that the people used to have explicit interest in music; thus could maneuver their attitude towards satisfaction, tranquility, and… Read More »