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Indian music traditions in regards to Ragas and Talas

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Raga is the basis of melody in Indian music and a substitute for the western scale . Indian ragas are suppose to reproduce the conditions and emotions associated with them . For instance the , Dipak raga is supposed to produce flames in actuality and a story is told of the famous musician named Gopal Naik (Baiju Bawara ) who , when ed to sing this by the Emperor Akbar went and stood in the Jamuna up to his neck and then started the song . The water became gradually hotter until flames burst out [banner_entry_middle]

of his body and he was consumed to ashes (Motwani

Ragas in terms of construction is , the concept of raga is to connect musical ideas in such a way as to form a continuous whole based on emotional impact . There are , however , mixed ragas combined in a continuous whole of contrasting moods . Technically , raga is defined as “essentially a scale with a tonic and two axial notes ” although it has additional characters (Motwani

The instruments used to perform ragas consist of violin , viola mridangam , ghatam , ganjira , harmonium , flute , etc . Many modern ragas are performed by vocalists as well

In Indian classical music , Tala (ta-l (Hindi , ta-la (anglicised from talam in Sanskrit , literally a “clap ” is a rhythmical pattern that determines the rhythmical structure of a composition . Each composition is set to a tala , and as a composition is rendered by the main artist (s , the percussion artist (s ) play the pattern repeatedly , marking time as well as enhancing the appeal of the performance (Wikipedia

The most common instrument for keeping rhythm in Hindustani music is the tabla . In Carnatic music , the Mridangam is a stock feature in vocal violin , Veena and flute concerts , with the Ghatam , the Khanjira and the Morsing also featuring at times . In Nadhaswaram concerts , the Thavil takes the place of the Mridangam (Wikipedia )References Hindu Music http /www .atributetohinduism .com /Hindu_Music .htm Raga 20- 20The 20Basis 20 of 20Melody 8-9-2006

Wikipedia- http /en .wikipedia .org /wiki /Tala_ 28music 29 8-9-2006… [banner_entry_footer]

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