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Indian Classical Music

India is a one and only country known for its unity in diversity. India is made up of multitudinous and varied cultures that populate various regions of the country. India is a vast country made up of over twenty States and each one having its own mother tongue, traditions, culture, and art forms. These states have varied regional cultures including art forms, which encompass music, dance, poetry, paintings, handicrafts, and other forms.

While there are heterogeneous musical forms, Indian classical music has been classified into two different traditions. First, the north Indian tradition which is also known as Hindustani music and the south Indian tradition known as Carnatic music. We identify both of these cultures by their arrangement and performance.

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Apart from the above-mentioned categories, there are different types of Indian music. The fact is that all Indian music compositions are related through classical music. However, there are other entertaining and international music types that have come down the ages. These include:

  • Folk
  • Indi-pop
  • Tribal
  • Bhajans
  • Ghazals and Qawwalis
  • Bhangra and gidda
  • Fusion
  • film songs
  • Remixes
  • Devotional

  • In present day, the role of Indian music has been changed. Youngsters feel that Indian classical music is very slow and boring for them. Enjoying music is your own personal journey and it depends upon your mood. With changing times and due to music listener's demands, music composers have introduced changes in classical Indian music. Music composers have created a new form through remixes. Now everyone is enjoying Indian classical songs with western beats. In fact Indian classical music's main rhythms taal and raga have been removed by composers. They using western instruments and tone now.