Thursday, 15 September 2011

Carnatic Music - Soul of indian classical music.

Basically indian classical music is divided into two parts as Hindustani Music and Carnatic Music.These  two types of music represents regions in india ,Hindustani Music was basically formed in North India & it reflects the influence of persian and Islamic music.of  Islamic Era in india.In carnatic music emphasis is on vocal,most composition written to be sung & when played on instruments,they meant to be performed in Gayaki..Carnatic music is a very complex system of music that requires much thought, both artistically and technically.
carnatic music
Purandara Dasa
                Although there are stylistic differences, the basic elements of sruti (the relative musical pitch), swara (the musical sound of a single note), rāga (the mode or melodic formulæ), and tala (the rhythmic cycles) form the foundation of improvisation and composition in both Carnatic and Hindustani music.There are many composers in Carnatic music. Purandara Dasa (1480–1564) is known as the father (Pitamaha) of Carnatic music because of his pioneering contributions to Carnatic music. Purandara Dasa is renowned for formulating the basic lessons of Carnatic music. He structured graded exercises known as Swaravalis and Alankaras, and at the same time, introduced the Raga Mayamalavagowla as the first scale to be learnt by beginners. He also composed Gitas (simple songs) for novice students.Important elements of carnatic music are Sruti,Swara,Raga system,Tala system.Swara refers to a type of musical sound that is a single note, which defines a relative (higher or lower) position of a note, rather than a defined frequency.[19] Swaras also refer to the solfege(vocal excersise) of Carnatic music, which consist of seven notes, "sa-ri-ga-ma-pa-da-ni" (compare with the Hindustani sargam: sa-re-ga-ma-pa-dha-ni or Western do-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti). These names are abbreviations of the longer names shadja, rishabha, gandhara, madhyama, panchama, dhaivata and nishada.
Carnatic music, the representation of a rich cultural heritage of south India, the essence of spirituality evolved out of the heart and brain of the pious ones and the gurus of the past. Thus carnatic music of South India is the synonym to salvation and eternity. The Nada Brahma - God incarnated in a sonic form to save humans from birth and rebirths.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Music - The way to communicate with Lord .

saint surdas
              In indian society music has got huge importance as it is being used by various saints to praise the Lord.Music forms the way to make GOD happy & get his blessings.Our saints used to sing  Bhajans , kirtans , abhangas,Bharudas ,Sufi Sangeet etc which are termed as devotional poems & songs in praise of Lord.Indian society is responsible for making music what it is now to the world..
                 The saint "Surdas" who was said to be blind could sing songs of Lord Krishna & Radha, it is said that he had sung & composed more than 1,00,000 of devotional songs on krishna & radha,out of that only 8,000 is in records & available.He is best known for collection of his composition 'Sursagar'. One of  the famous name in Hindustani music is sangeet samraat "Tansen".His contribution to the world of music is priceless and is still worshiped by leading singers and composers of the world. He is believed to be the father of Hindustani Music.He was an extraordinarily gifted vocalist, known for a large number of compositions, and also an instrumentalist who popularized and improved the Rabab.Several of his raga compositions have become mainstays of the Hindustani tradition, and these are often prefaced with Miyan ki ("of the Miyan"), e.g. Miyan ki Todi, Miyan ki Malhar, Miyan ki Mand, Miyan ka Sarang; in addition he is the creator of major ragas like Darbari Kanada, Darbari Todi, and Rageshwari.Tansen also authored Sangeeta Sara and Rajmala which constitute important documents on music.Likewise ,Bajju Bawra was also the finest Hindustani Music singer  of that era .M.S Subbulakshmi is a name that is synonymous with the world of Carnatic music. This flawless singer whose voice had a divine power is the first singer in India to be presented with the Bharat Ratna, the highest award given to any civilian. M.S was introduced to Carnatic music at a very early age. She released her first album at the mere age of 10!.Some of her most famous works include Suprabhatam (Early Morning Hymns), Bhajagovindam (composed by Adi Shankaracharya praising Lord Krishna), Kurai Onrum Illai (composed by Rajagopalachari), Vishnu Sahasranamam (1000 names of Lord Vishnu), Hanuman Chalisa (Prayers to Lord Hanuman), etc. Any ardent fan of Carnatic classical music is sure to have all these and much more works of M.S Subbulakshmi.
These are some of  personalities who brought Indian Music To new heights

Monday, 12 September 2011

"Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" : The most loved singing talent show

                 Indian television industry continuosly evolving with abundance of quality programmes & shows. There are number of channels that all indians are overwhelm with.The most popular shows on indian television are "Talent Hunt"  Shows .Out of these "sa re ga ma pa" on ZTV is the most favourite & most sustainable ,long running singing talent show. It has history of bringing most talented singers to Bollywood Music Industry.
Sa Re Ga Ma Pa
                   This show has been continuously spawning singers for indian music industry,ZEETV through this show proving platform for all who have ability to become good singers , ZEETV running this show in various languages so that people can sing in their mother tongue & get chance to prove their singing talent to all. Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has maintained quality of the show by bringing  judges that are most qualified & prominent in Indian Music Industry.The show has been spreading its magic since 1995 when Bollywood Best Singer sonu nigam had hosted the show ,thereafter amanat ali,ayan ali,shaan were some of them & currently aditya narayan is hosting the show.Zee TV Telugu has also started "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" in 2007 and run 2 series named "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Seniors" and "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Little Champs" and has started a new series "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Super Seniors" for aged group above 35 years.Zee Marathi also has its own version of  'Sa Re Ga Ma Pa'.Famous & well known bollywood and pop singers like Kunal Ganjawala,Shreya Ghoshal,Vijay Prakash,Avdhoot Gupte ,Bela Shende had shared the "Sa Re Ga Ma Pa" stage.The bollywood famous musicians like Himesh Reshmiya,Adesh Shrivastav,Jatin,lalit,Vishal & Shekhar had been popular judges amongst all.In little champs Adnam Sami,Kailash Khair & Javed Ali experiencing & judging singing talents of  little champions who are continuously astonishing them by their singing performances. There are sort of programs of Music running on different channels & giving chance and providing platform for folk singers also. They are making huge contribution to our Indian Music.
If you have something that really matters to the world of music then it must be shown.