Saturday, 24 September 2011

Indian Music Channels Making Worth

 In this era of entertainment every individual overwhelm with sort of entertainment channels.There are number of channel that indian people mad of. Indian television industry is one of  fastest growing &  huge revenue generating  industry in indian market with bunch of channel producing quality programmes.Amongst those,some of  the channels are thoroughly dedicated to Music.9xm chhote bade
                One of  the most famous channel which continuously playing new songs is 9XM.This channel provides some of bollywood gossips with songs.India’s Bollywood Music Channel in which presentation starts with Bakwaas like stuff by animated character.People loves the gossips & jokes of Chhote & Bade who are nothing but animated insects.Also there are characters like Betel Nuts who used to discuss something  & throw joke on it.The channel plays music of all genre.It creates real interest in people to stick with.
Mix adda,arziyaan,mix masala                    The most recently launch music channel by Sony TV  is Sony Mix on !st of September .This channel continuously gaining popularity because of their format.In break it shows the few line of songs sung by people who are not singers but love to & wish to sing .They takes children,college students,government & corporate employees,housewife who could not get time for Music from their daily routine .This channel has divided their 24 hours into separate section of 3 hours each.In morning ,it starts with Mix adda, Arziyaan that section contributes devotional songs,Any Time Music section contains new &  4-5 year old songs.It is playing all type of songs.
B4U music channel                    B4U Music is the partner of  B4U  group & it plays songs all time favorite hindi & non-filmi songs.This channel is one who give the exposure to non-filmi albums.It is one of the oldest & thoroughly dedicated music channel in indian television industry. ZEE Music is also the popular one amongst those who plays Hindi Movie Channel.ZEE TV group has multiple channels of all type of entertainment .There are also channels like Music,Zoom TV, MTV, VTV ,UTV that plays songs in middle section of their programmes.
                               All indian channels reading the nerves of indian people & making worth of it for themselves & for indian public too.                       

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Music instruments we encounter daily .

Music does exist in every part of nature and can be generated from any kind of source of living and non-living organism.In our daily life we use certain stuff like our utensils which can be great source of melody in music.There are sort of music instruments that are originated from things we use in our day to day life.

jal tarangJal Tarang : This instrument is indian melodic percussion instrument. It is made of ceramic bowl that are arranged in semi circle order.The bowls we used for taking soup,light meal etc.are ingredients of making this instrument.The bowl are filled with water and bowls are played by striking the edge with beaters, one in each adjusting the level of water,it creates myriads of music .In indian classical music,it is categorized into Ghan Vadya.In the wave-instruments, it is the most prominent and ancient instrument. Jal-tarang was also called jal-yantra.In bollywood ,this instrument used in song  'Gharse Nikalte Hi' of  movie 'Papa Kehte Hai'.

ghatamGhatam : This instrument is nothing but Matka,Ghada or it can be Maath ,pot made up of clay.Basically Ghatam is used in South india .It is one of fine instrument in indian carnatic music .There is analogue of it in Rajasthan called as madga or pani madaqa.the artist uses the fingers, thumbs, palms, and heels of the hands to strike its outer surface. An airy low-pitch bass sound, called gumki, is created by hitting the mouth of the pot with an open hand.Like jal tarang,we can create different tones by hitting different  part of Matka or Ghatam.In bollywood ,this instrument is popular & used various bollywood songs like song  'chappa Chappa Charakha chale'  of movie named 'Machis' and composed by one of  well known indian musician Vishal Bharadwaj.The songs starts with tone of Ghatam.

ektarEktar :Ektar is the medicants' drone. A round stick of about 4 feet length and less than 2" in diameter forms the finger-board. One end of this stick is provided with a tuning peg and the other end is passed through a hollow gourd resonator. It has an open string, one end of which is fastened to a nail fixed on to the projection of the stick beyond the resonator. From here, the string passes over a crude wooden bridge placed on the gourd and then fastened to the peg at the top. To increase the richness of tone, a silken or woollen thread is placed between the bridge and the string. The instrument is held either in the right hand or the left hand and the fore-finger is used to pluck the string. The gourd is nothing but the vegetable we used is our regular meal. It is called as Bhopala or Louki  in our local and national language.

Sanku or Shankha:The most ancient wind instrument known to man. It is represented in the Amaravathi and Sanchi sculptures (3rd century B.C.). It is held very sacred and reference to it is found in all the literature of India. It is one of the attributes of Sri Vishnu. The conch used by Sri Krishna was called "Panchajanya". The conch is blown through a small hole made in the spiral. It is used in temples, religious ceremonies and processions. Its tone has a distinctive quality of its own and can be heard at long distance.

GhugarooGhungaroo:Ghungaroo is basically used by indian classical dancers.The sounds produced by ghungroos vary greatly in pitch depending on their metallic composition and size. Ghungroos serve to accentuate the rhythmic aspects of the dance and allow complex footwork to be heard by the audience. They are worn immediately above the ankle, resting on the lateral malleolus and medial malleolus. A string of ghungroos can range from 50 to greater than 200 bells knotted together.In bollywood ,most of the art movies songs made use of Ghungaroo.
                    There are many more and lot more musical instruments that are originated from stuff we use in our day to day  life.Just trying to know existence of music in nature in depth.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Musical Instruments That Identifies States in India

                   In india there are various cultures,traditions followed by different types of people.We find unity in diversity of india. Each state in india have their own culture ,tradition & unique type their wearing.Different tribal communities survived in india due to its great philosophy & environment that made india good place to live.Each state have nurtured  their style of music from ancient time.There are sort of musical instruments that became the identity of  states.tutari,regional instrument
Tutari: The Tutari in Maharashtra, a bugle-like instrument, has survived not just because of its connections to royal traditions, but also because of its adaptability, as a current political symbol.Basically, tutari used to of making or announcing of arrival of kings or lords.In the tradition of Palkhi in maharshtra, people used to play Tutari to indicate march of saints or their deities.
dhol,punjab regional instrumentDhol: The Dhol is the identity of Punjab in india .This instrument is of high brass and more energetic like Punjabis. People in punjab plays dhol in almost every occasion & tradition  like marriage & their albums.Punjabi music recently pne the most popular music in india & western region of the world.Dhol is the soul of Punjabi music.
 sarangi,rajasthan regional instrumentSarangi:The Sarangi is the most important folk music instrument and is found in various forms in Rajasthan.There are different types or we can say versions of Sarangi that Rajasthani people plays for the entertainment of crowd or mob. The tourists from all over the world who comes to Rajasthan for its great heritage has special attraction of Sarangi.Rawanhatha & Kamaycha,Surinda,Chikara are the different versions of Sarangi that comes in small sizes & played .using bow.

Sumui(Flute):Sumui (Flute) is one of the most ancient and common instrument in the musical tradition of Tripura. Sumui, is the most perfect and least mechanical of all the instruments. The sumui is very dear to the tribes of Tripura. It is made of bamboo. There are two types of sumui, one having 7 (seven) holes and the other having 8 (eight) hole. Mostly found are two maipulator characteristic features:
Saraswati veenaVeena:It is the most popular musical instrument of South India, popularly known as the Saraswati Veena. It is a plucked string instrument that is designed and used to accompany Carnatic music. There are several variations of the veena, which in its South Indian form is a member of the lute family. One who plays the veena is referred to as a vainika.

Nadaswaram,Tamil nadu regional instrumentNadaswaram:Nadaswaram, also known as Nadaswaram, is considered to be one of the most ancient and unique musical instruments of Tamil Nadu. It is extremely appropriate to call this instrument a rare combination of music and divinity, because of its consideration as a very auspicious instrument and is found at temples and at weddings.

Chenda regional musical instrument
Chenda:Cylindrical in shape, Chenda is an extremely popular instrument in Kerala and some parts of Karnataka as well. It is a percussion instrument and is also called Chende in Karnataka. It usually accompanies Hindu religious art forms of Kerala. Chenda is used as accompaniment for Kathakali and Koodiyattam dances and rituals in Kerala.
santoorSantoor:In India, "Santoor" was used as an accompaniment instrument to the folk music of Kashmir. It was a 100-stringed instrument played in a style of music known as the Sufiana Mausiqi. The Sufi mystics used it as an accompaniment to their hymns.The original Sanskrit name of Santoor was "Shatha Tantri Veena" meaning a lute or a stringed instrument that has over hundred strings. Santoor is a Persian name to this same instrument "Shatha Tantri Veena" that has references back to Vedic literature.
flute,flute regional instrument of bihar and uttar pradesh
 Bansuri: This classical instrument mostly used in state of Bihar & Uttar Pradesh.It is one the most melody  sound producing instrument. In indian ancient history, Bansuri was used by Lord Krishna as he was the greatest flutist in indian society could remember.It is basically a straight bamboo with hole in it & it produces a sound when air flows through it. 

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Interlinking of Music with Nature

music of water fall
Music and Nature are the indivisible part of every living being.When one think of nature ,scenes of waterfall,mountains in the cloud & greenery rises in one's eyes.Suddenly he get pleased with enchanting & eternal feeling of nature .Music plays same role in nature what nature plays in life of every living beings .Without sound ,its meaningless to talk & think about nature they are closely related to each other.
                   Nature & Music gives evidence of their relationship in various ways that every one could understand.When one sees water falling from heights ,he not only loves the scene but also the sound that spawned from falling of water ,when someone stands in open ground in forest surrounded by cloudy environment,he gets excited by the sound of flowing of air ,in the early morning when one get wake up ,he used to pleased with sound of  chirping of birds.There are lot more & many more evidences we encounter with daily.
Nature and music                  Our perception of nature & music relationship is superficial .I think nature itself chooses some deserved living beings to understand his behavior ,fillings & evidence of this is when any natural calamity like super cyclone ,flood & earth quake going to strike, animals are only living beings get informed by nature first as they climbed up to mountains before it happens ,even humans are not deserved to serve him better.There are sorts of ragas in indian classical music related to different moods of nature.All music lovers,singers,musicians get inspired by nature to create some eternal sound that binds everyone in world & engrosses all in World Of Music.Music is only way nature use to convey his feelings to all living beings.