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Vocal Music or 'Gaayan' (Singing)  in Indian Classical Music is considered most important among three main areas. Other two Vaadan(Playing an Instrument) and Nritya (Dancing). I have laid out some vital aspects of Vocal Music training in this article.

There are mainly two styles of classical music in India. Hindustani and Carnatic Music. Learn the main difference which is listed below. Carnatic is prevalent style in southern India and Hindustani is popular in rest of sub-continent. Also practiced in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. This is not easy to mention all the similarities and differences in this single article. But I tried to touch some significant areas of these two very old and rich styles of Indian Music.

Raga Bhairav is one of the basic and very important Raga or Raag  in Indian Classical Music or Hindustani Sangeet. It is included in 10 Thaats in Bhatkhande system. Bhairav is also found in old scriptures in the name Maalav Thaat. It is most enjoyable in early morning hours. Listen to podcast and see details, lyrics and notation for better understanding.

In Indian Classical Music or Hindustani Raag or Raga, Sarang is also known as Vrindavani Sarang or Bindrabani Sarang is pentatonic (5 notes) Scale Raga. It is parent raga of Sarang Ragang Family, get it's name from folk origin in Uttar Pradesh’s Vrindavan or Lord Krishna’s birth place.

राग या शास्त्रीय संगीत के पारिभाषिक शब्द - भाग १ राग गायन एवं वादन मे राग के कुछ लक्षण एवं नियम होते हैं। जिनमे वादी, संवादी, अनुवादी एवं विवादी का विशेष स्थान है। इनकी परिभाषाएँ नीचे दी गयी हैं।

शास्त्रीय संगीत के पारिभाषिक शब्द  - भाग १

राग गायन एवं वादन मे राग के कुछ लक्षण एवं नियम होते हैं। जिनमे वादी, संवादी, अनुवादी एवं विवादी का विशेष स्थान है। इनकी परिभाषाएँ नीचे दी गयी हैं।

 

Raga Kafi or Raag Kaafi is very Popular Raga for semi-classical composition in Indian Classical Music. Its chosen for light or semi classical or short-duration rendition compositions like Hori, Kajri, Thumri etc also.

12 Notes in Indian Classical Music or Hindustani Music is explained in detail in this Podcast. Even if you are familiar with Sa Re Ga Ma, you should listen podcast for some interesting facts.

 

This is SwarSaptak Notation or Swaralipi System used in this website along with Standard Bhatkhande Swaralipi System. This notation system is convenient to type or draw with a PC Keyboard.

 

SwarSaptak Notation

Indian Classical Music (North) or Hindusthani Raag Music has Standadrd Bhatkhande Notation or Swarlipi System used in books, Below is a Hindi Page Capture from Kramik Pustak Malika. SwarSaptak also uses SwarSaptak Notation ( for English and more computer friendly) in some pages.

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No matter how fearsome this word 'Indian Classical music' may sound, believe me it is not Rocket Science. Any classical art form is called "classical" because it has overcome the limitation of time and period.What do I mean by this? Actually that means when something does not get old with the time and stays and grows in the people's mind can be called 'classical'.

Classical What?

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