What are the key elements of Indian music?
There are three basic layers to the texture of Indian Classical Music: MELODY (Voice, Sitar, Sarangi, Bansuri, Esraj or Sarod performing the melodic form of the Raga); DRONE (Tanpura or Harmonium performing long sustained noted); RHYTHM (Tabla performing the rhythmic Tala).
What are the 3 elements of Indian music?
Most music has at least three main elements – melody, rhythm and harmony. Because of its contemplative, spiritual nature, Indian classical music is a solitary pursuit that focuses mainly on melodic development.
What are the elements of India?
The Indian elements are Akasha, Air Fire, Water, and Earth.
What is the most important element of Indian music?
The raga/raag/ragam is the essential melodic element in Indian classical music. A raga is a series of pitches similar to a European idea of a scale. (It is the vocabulary of notes for a piece of music.) A raga often has distinctive melodic shapes, a pitch hierarchy and characteristic ornamentation on specific pitches.
What is the dynamics of Indian music?
DYNAMICS: Dynamic contrast is generally not an important proponent of Indian Classical Music. Much of the music is soft and reflective and other music is loud and more boisterous, but generally, a single piece of music sticks to one volume throughout to accompany the mood that is being developed via the raag.
What are the two major geographic regions in India and what are some differences between the Classical music of these two regions?
The two major geographic regions in India are Northern hindustani and Southern carnatic. Northern hindustani music has 6 parent ragas and was closer to western music, veena was traditional and was later replaced by sitar. Southern carnatic music has 72 parent ragas, uses veena, sitar, tabla drum and vocals.
What are the two styles of Indian dance?
The classical dance forms recognised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi and the Ministry of Culture are:
- Bharatanatyam, from Tamil Nadu.
- Kathak, from Uttar Pradesh.
- Kathakali, from Kerala.
- Kuchipudi, from Andhra Pradesh.
- Odissi, from Odisha.
- Sattriya, from Assam.
- Manipuri, from Manipur.
- Mohiniyattam, from Kerala.