Thursday, 1 September 2011

Different types of MUSIC

                 Different types of music help in soothing one’s disturbed soul, in the growth of concentration and also enliven us to live life to the fullest. There are varied genres of music as people have different tastes. For e.g., classical music, rock, jazz, metal, rap, folk etc. But the objective remains the same. The aim of all music is to touch the core of the heart and thus music can be called an expression of our heart’s saying. To understand and know about different genres of music, let us have a look at the following genres.

folk music
Different Music Genres

Classical Music: Classical music is a complex form of music as it requires high musical skills, like learning the ragas and ability to coordinate with other musicians. One has to maintain the complex relationship between its emotional flows. If you wish to learn this music, then you have to go through proper training.

Rock Music: This music genre originated in the rock and roll era of 1950s. The vocals are accompanied by guitar, drum and bass. (Read information on musical instruments.) Certain rock groups also use piano, synthesizer, saxophone, flute, mandolin and sitar for a deeper effect. This type of music has several sub genres, such as hard rock, progressive rock and metal rock. All these types of rock music are popular till date.
indian classical music

Metal Music: Metal music emerged after the Second World War. Here the melody of the song is heavily influenced by the structure of the songs. While in rock music, songwriting is based within a form; in metal music, the central melody decides the structure of the song. It is also known as ‘information music’.

Hip-hop Music: Hip-hop music always includes the use of instruments such as guitar, violin, fiddle, piano, bass and drums. In these types of music, the bass is the main instrument. This can be used in different intensities to emote feelings of anger, pride and others. This type of music is the result of hip-hop culture and is known as hip-hop music. This music shows a heavy influence of Jamaican music. The roots of the music are found in African American and West African music. It was first played by a group of traveling singers and poets of West Africa.

rock music
Wedding Ceremony Music: Wedding music is used in the ceremonies like wedding. These can be classical and modern, according the tastes of people. Some people prefer country melodies, while others opt for classical music as wedding music. Such music varies from every culture.

Trance Music: This type of music is usually played in club houses and discotheques. It originated in the 20th century. This music is characterized by fast tempo and repetitious beats of the percussion. It has a hypnotic effect on the souls of listeners.

pop music
Jazz: This type of music is featured by strong and complex rhythms. The main musical instruments used for jazz music are cornet, trumpet or violin, that help carry the melody. This is a rhythmic music and has a forward momentum called "swing". However, in this music genre, the skilled performer interprets a tune in his own way. To know more about the musicians of this genre read on jazz musicians.

Folk Music: Folk music is a kind of traditional music that is handed down from generations in every culture. This type of music reflects the emotions of common laity. Popular music and tribal music are the two sub genres of folk music. This folk music shows the social upheaval that lies among various classes of people. This also portrays their struggle for survival and their culture.

Techno Music: Techno music is also known as fusion music. This became popular towards the middle part of of the 1980s. This is a form of electronic dance music and based on African American music styles like funk, electro and electric jazz. It features fast beats and this form was initiated by Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May.

Opera Music: Opera music first emerged in Italy in the 1600s. This genre has a remarkable combination of theatrical art and musical invention and is specifically played in the theaters. This has greater appeal for its delightful orchestral accompaniment. The preludes and interludes of this music set the tone for the action on-stage.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Music to perform meditation,yoga, healing & deep sleep

                                 In our daily life, we strike to various problems & get into some troublesome situation like stress,loneliness,sometimes get surrounded by boredom.As result, everything sounds good for nothing to us so to avoid & get rid of that situation we have to resort to MUSIC.
                        There are several types of music & tunes in order to heal your woes which you suffered in your day to day life.To get relaxed ,one should resort to music.We can perform some meditation & yoga practices with music around.There are instruments like flute(Basri),veena,sitar that creates magic in healing your pains & throw you in eternal peace & love with compassion.If you are under huge stress then music with sitar & flute can bring silence & peace to your mind that filled with unwanted things like tension.When you sleeps with the music playing ,you would dream nice & something quite unimaginable.Some of spiritual songs & hymn like Gayatri Mantra,Venkatesh stuti gives eternal peace & satisfaction to connect with God.

Nature express his emotions through music that are spawn from chirping of  birds in morning,flowing of river,falling of waterfall ,raining in spring.Nature express his reluctance through roaring & gruesome sound of Hurricane wind flowing,super cyclone & volcanic eruption sounds.These are the nature express itself to us with medium of MUSIC.Those who are blind by eyes can survive only music they hear,they can feel the beauty of nature with the help of MUSIC without seeing it.To get rid of deep grief one could listen the music form veena to condole themselves.Love you MUSIC.According to hindu rituals,people used to ring the bell in temple to wake up the GOD means god expects his devotees to communicate with him though medium of MUSIC.In indian musical history called it as 'Naad Dhyan' .

Nature respects music & best example of it is raag 'Malhar' as it can make nature to sprinkle rain in Land Of  Droughts. If nature does,do we,so lets step forward to make music indivisible part of our busy life,lets express thank & gratitude to the goddess of music maa 'Saraswasti' for giving us what we would never ever deserved of.Finally,what I feel is the MUSIC the way to express living beings emotions in better & natural way.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Indian folk music in different corners of india.

                          As we know INDIA is bunch of different states that points to different cultures in respective areas. Music from each state identifies their distinguished culture & brings prosperity & shows rich heritage and legacy of ancient history. People from each state carries their folk music & make worth of uniqueness of that corner.There are myriad forms of folk music as follows.
Bihu of Assam
Bihu Of Assam
Bihu is the festival of New Year of Assam falling on mid April. This is a festival of nature and mother earth where the first day is for the cows and buffalos. Second day is for the man. Bihu dancesand songs accompanied by traditional drums and wind instruments are essential part of this festival.

[Bhangra] are a lively form of music and dance that originated in the Punjab region to celebrate Vaisakhi, the festival of the sikhs.Knowledge of Punjabi history offers important insights into the meaning of the music. While Bhangra began as a part of harvest festival celebrations, it eventually became a part of such diverse occasions as weddings and New Year celebrations. Moreover, during the last thirty years, Bhangra has enjoyed a surge in popularity worldwide, both in traditional form and as a fusion with genres such as hip-hop, house, and reggae, and in such forms it has become a pop sensation in the United Kingdom and North America.
Villagers playing music

Dandiya is a form of dance-oriented folk music that has also been adapted for pop music. The present musical style is derived from the traditional musical accompaniment to the folk dance. It is practised in (mainly) the state of Gujrat. Actually Dandiya is a kind of dance rather than a music, the music is called a Garba in local language.

Uttarakhani Music
Uttarakhandi folk music had its root in the lap of nature. The pure and blessed music have the feel and the touch of nature and subjects related to nature. The folk music primarily is related to the various festivals, religious traditions, folk stories and simple life of the people of Uttarakhand. Thus the songs of Uttarakhand are a true reflection of the Cultural Heritage and the way people lives their lives in the Himalayas. Musical instruments used in Uttarakhand music include the dhol, damoun, turri, ransingha, dholki, daur, thali, bhankora and masakbhaja. Tabla and harmonium are also used, but to a lesser extent. The main languages are Kumaoni and Garhwali.
Lavani comes from the word Lavanya which means beauty. This is one of the most popular forms of dance and music that is practiced all over Maharashtra. It has in fact become a necessary part of the Maharashtrian folk dance performances. Traditionally, the songs are sung by female artistes, but male artistes may occasionally sing Lavanis. The dance format associated with Lavani is known as Tamasha. Lavani is a combination of traditional song and dance, which particularly performed to the enchanting beats of 'Dholak', an drum like instrument. Dance performed by attractive women wearing nine-yard saris. They are sung in a quick tempo. The verve, the enthusiasm, the rhythm and above all the very beat of India finds an expressive declaration amidst the folk music of India, which has somewhat, redefined the term "bliss". Lavani originated in the arid region of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.                                                                  
Rabindra Sangeet
Rabindranath Tagore was a towering figure in Indian music. Writing in Bengali, he created a library of over 2,000 songs now known by Bengalis as 'rabindra sangeet' whose form is primarily influenced by Hindustani classical, sub-classicals, Karnatic, western, bauls, bhatiyali and different folk songs of India. Many singers in West Bengal and Bangladesh base their entire careers on the singing of Tagore musical masterpieces. The national anthem of India and national anthem of Bangladesh are Rabindra Sangeets.