Various contours of Indian singing

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Before we get into the world of music let’s understand what is the actual meaning of ‘singing is the act of producing rhythmic sounds with the voice’. A person who sings is called a vocalist. singing is done as a form of religious devotion, rituals, as a hobby, as a source of pleasure, as part of music education or profession.
Music has no language, no taste, no choice, no religion it has only feelings, music units humans in one place. with-it blog, we will discover about various kinds of singing of Indian is typically an Indian singing blog only. We are not going into it very vastly but we will know about some of the most famous singing tongues of India. 



We already know about Indian singing, now we will see the history of Indian singing, the roots of the music of ancient India are found in the Vedic Literature of India. It is derived from the Sama Veda and Rigveda. Samveda prevents melodic and rhythmic content. Rigveda implants the musical meters also, In the historical ritual of Hindus, two melodious genres occurred which name is as follows the first one is Gandharva(traditional, written, ceremonial music) and Gana(non-formal, unplanned, entertainment music)
The ancient text is primarily composed in Sanskrit language but major writing of music theory was also written in a regional language like Braj, Odia, Prakrit, pali, Telugu, Kannada, and Tamil. 

Classical music : 

Indian classical music has its roots in particular regional cultures. Also, it is the music of the Indian subcontinent. It is divided into two major traditions: the North Indian classical music tradition is called Hindustani and the South Indian expression is called Carnatic music. Indian classical music includes two foundational components i.e. Raga and Tala.

Hindustani music:

The traditional Hindustani music is coming from Vedic times where the hymns in the Sama Veda. Also, it is diverged from Carnatic music due to Islamic influences, it has contemporary tradition. In India after that Pakistan, Bangladesh.

Hindustani music was influenced by ancient Hindu music tradition along with Vedic philosophy and native Hindustani sounds.

Carnatic music: 

The root of the name Karnatic(Carnatic) music is derived from Sanskrit. Purana Dasa is Considered Pitamaha of Carnatic music. He is the devotee of the Hindu god Krishna, Vishnu. Also, he was a composer musicologist. Purana Dasa is systemized Indian classical music. He shared his techniques and ideas.

Carnatic music is the foundation for south Indian music, folk music, and festival music.

Light classical music:

It is the light version of classical music, in this, many types of music fall under this category which is in the form of semi-classical and light classical. 


Folk music :

Bihu (music of Assam): 

This music belongs to Assam, and Bihu is a type of dance as well as song. It includes traditional drums and wind instruments that are a crucial part of their native celebration.
Borgeets is a type of regional language of Assam, it is a melodious song that has a definite Raga but not definite Tala. and well-known instruments operated in Borgeets are Nenjera, Taal, Kohl, and many traditional instruments.


Dandiya/ Garba (music of Gujrat): 

Dandiya Garba which is also known as Raas mainly practice in Gujarat state which is the regional music of Gujarati culture There is a cultural festival called Navratri which celebrates for Worship of the Goddess, It is sung in two categories called devotional singing.

Lavani (music of Maharashtra):

Lavani takes the word Lavanya which means “beauty”, it is the beauty of Maharashtra. Lavani can be performed in the form of folk singing and dancing and it is mainly performed by female artists and occasionally performed by men too. It is sung at a quick tempo. 

Rajasthani (music of Rajasthan): 

Rajasthan is very diversified in cultural vise includes Langas, Sapera, Bhopa, Jogi, and Manganiyar. It has a very diversified tongue in every region. Rajasthani is the regional language of the state moreover, singing is accomplished in the Rajasthani language.

“Kaliyo kud padiyo” is a very famous folk hymn with harmonious diversity and full-throated music of Rajasthan state. Rapperiya Baalam and Mane Khan are famous folk singers.

Traditional music :


Bhajan refers to any devotional song(bhajan) with the religious principle or spiritual ideas, it is only the tradition of Indian religion in any of the languages (tongue) from the Indian subcontinent. bhajan is related to being a path of admiring god. The term bhajan means ‘sharing’, it originated from the Sanskrit language which is the mother of every language.
Bhajan is free from any singing norm, just a mixture of Madhur raga and tala.

India's most popular bhajan gayak is Narendra Chanchal, Anup Jalota, Hariharan Jasraj, etc.  

Sufi singing : 

Sufi music is the devotional form of Sufis, the most famous Sufi poets (singers) are Khwaja Ghulam Farid, Bulleh Shah, Amir Khusrow and Rumi, Hafiz, etc. Sufi culture is commonly found in South Asia. 

  • Gazal: Sufi ghazal is often performed as love songs.
  • Qawwali: Sufi qawwali is performed as a devotional song and it is the best-known music of Sufi singing.

In conclusion, Every part of India retains various and unique singing methods. And This is the identity of India as well as the heritage of the nation. India has 'unity in diversity' of music and this is the ‘mool mantra’ of various music categories And keeping all these prerequisites in mind, our Sangeeta Academy serves. Keeping a close watch on all this tradition of music, this taught music here. We serve the best classes to you to take your skills to greater levels.

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