Carnatic and Hindustani Music

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Carnatic and Hindustani Music. Odin Tito. Indian Music. There are two main sub genres of Indian music, Hindustani and Carnatic. These are the two classical music of India Hindustani music i s predominately in North India and Carnatic is mainly in South India. Hindustani Music. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Carnatic and Hindustani Music

Carnatic and Hindustani MusicOdin TitoThere are two main sub genres of Indian music, Hindustani and Carnatic.

These are the two classical music of India

Hindustani music is predominately in North India and Carnatic is mainly in South India.

Indian MusicMusic that originated from Vedic ritual chants(Indian traditions).

Hindustani music focuses on the vocal performance and less on the instrumental, but there is still some instrumental Hindustani music.

Hindustani Music

There are six different types of Hindustani music:

Dhrupad old man style of singing, performed with atamburaand apakhawaj. Khyal based on vocally improvising and expressing emotionsTarana fast paced songs, convey a mood of elationTappa - rolling pace based on fast, subtle, knotty construction Thumri - lyrics are typically in a proto-Hindi language, romanticGhazal - Persian form of poetry, used in pop and folk songs

Evolved from ancient Hindu traditions, it is one of the two sub genres on Indian music.

Carnatic music is performed in an ensemble, where Hindustani music is performed solo vocal and drums.

Carnatic Music

There are different elements in Carnatic music such as:

Sruti - refers to musical pitchSwara - type of musical sound that is a single noteRaga system - set of rules for building amelodyTala Systems - a fixed time cycle or metre

Indian Instruments

The Endhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindustani_classical_music#Types_of_compositions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnatic_music

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_IndiaBibliography

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