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Indian Music.

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Transcript of Indian Music.

Indian Music.

Ragas
Morning raga (Vibhas)- The mood of the morning raga very loveliness and its the sound of early morning. In order to maintain the character of Vibhas, it is very important that Pa is not the last note during any alap or taan.
Evening raga (Behag)- The mood of the evening raga is very calming and peaceful.
Night raga- (Malakosh)- The mood of this raga is also, like the evening raga very peaceful and relaxing.
There are also many other ragas. Like the Raga Marwa, Raga Bhairiv, Raga Gaud-Sarang etc.

Improvisation.
An improvisation is something someone does in music, drama etc. Without preparation.
In Indian Music, its basically fully improvisation.
For example; When you improvise over a drone.
The musicians do not have any papers in front of them giving them notes. They improvise to what they are feeling.
In Indian classical music, raga is the "tonal framework for composition and improvisation."
Indian Instruments.
Structure of raga.
The raga has to main parts; The Alap and the Gat.
An Alap is the first section of a raga. This section includes the instruments that introduce the notes of that raga improvised over a drone.
An Alap is peaceful but has no sense of rhythm.
The gat is always played according to the tala, a specific rhythmic cycle, the speed of which is building up and increasing.
Sitar- The Sitar is a stringed instrument with a long neck and a gourd sound-box. A sitar can have 18, 19 or 20 strings. Six or seven of these are played strings which run over curved frets, and the left overs are called sympathetic strings.
Tanpura- A tanpura is a long-necked plucked lute. found in different forms in Indian music culture
Tabla- A tabla is a type of Indian drum which plays the tala in the raga.
Sirangi-It is an instrument which basically resembles the tone of the human voice, so for this reason it is often used as a solo instrument.
Sarod- It is a lute-like stringed instrument of India, used mainly in Indian classical music.The sarod is known for a deep, weighty sound, in contrast with the sweet, texture of the sitar.
A raga is each of the six musical modes which express different moods in certain characteristic series.
(Not my definition)
Ragas have their own mood which can make the listener affected. These ragas are played at different times throughout the day. Ragas can express a range of emotions. Peace, calmness or happiness or humour. When the musicians play the raga, they play it in what mood they are in.
Indian music is all about the musicians mood. They do not do a specific piece of music. They do what they want freely. Indian music is extremely different to music now a days. They are many many differences.
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