Tuesday, December 29, 2009

CARNATIC MUSIC - the basic origin

The agent of Carnatic music , or the South Indian classical music can be traced aback to the age of vedas . Bharata's Natya Sastra , from about the 5th aeon A.D. , and Saranga Deva's Sangita Ratnakara , from the early13th aeon A.D. , are advised the to be the ancient recorded abstracts accessible on the approach and achievement of Indian classical music . The history of Carnatic music is abridged after advertence about the contributions fabricated by the saints Sri Purandharadasaru ( 15th aeon A.D.) , Sri Thyagarajar , Sri Shyama Sastri ( all of 18th aeon A.D.) , and larboard an constant bequest of compositions. This attitude has a affluent ancestry and is altogether attuned with Indian ability and religion. Carnatic music is based on a 22 calibration agenda (swaras) on adverse to the beforehand 12 agenda calibration that is acclimated in the western classical music. But in all its applied aspects and puposes, not added than 16 addendum are about used. A altered aggregate of these addendum , or swara as they are said to evolves abstracted ragas. The appearance and the constraints of a raga will be acutely authentic in the adjustment of the addendum in its arohanam ( ascendance addendum ) and avarohanam ( bottomward addendum ). Thus , in Carnatic music , the raga connotes a affection or a avenue in which the music is declared to travel. . Altered combinations of the addendum gives acceleration to altered raga . Thus , there are bags of altered raga as per approach admitting actual few of them are actuality acclimated for performances in the present day. gamaka and brighaa are the two best important appearance of the ragaa. The above refers to the accentuation of the abundance of a accurate swara and the closing refers to the acceleration with which the artist performs a set of swaras or notes. Both the gamaka and the brigha helps to advance the address of the agreement that is rendered . Western music is generally based ona arrangement of collapsed notes, on the contrary, actuality , the swaras are performed application assorted modulations . The brigha could be generally 8 , 16 or so on . Another actual important aspect of the Carnatic music is the thalam or the rhythm. The thalam is the accent of the allotment that is actuality performed . Today, there exists added than hundred thalams , but actuality also, actual few of them are in use . The best accepted thalam accept three , four , five, seven or eight beats in them.

The Melakarta Ragams

The Melakarta Ragams refers to the basal 72 Janaka (parent) ragams for all of the absolute cardinal of added ragams in Carnatic Music. All of these ragams accept seven addendum saptaswaras, that is that they accept all seven swaras which are- Sa, Ree, Ga, Ma, Pa, Da, Ni, and Sa. The arrangement is added disconnected into two sets of 36 ragams anniversary - The aboriginal set with the aboriginal Ma and the additional with a bluff Ma . This is actual agnate to the Western abstraction of scales and the amphitheater of flats.

Sapta Talas

This arrangement of talams is the rythmic base for Carnatic music. It is based on 7 amount talas whcih use alone 3 of the 6 accessible apparatus of an Indian talam - Anudrutam, Drutam, Laghu, Guru, Plutam, and Kakapadam. The Seven Talams are Dhruva, Matya, Rupaka, Jhampa, Triputa, Ata, and Eka Talams. Application these sapta talas all of the 150 Carnatic talams can be derived.


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