Carnatic Music

Carnatic Music :

  • Carnatic Music is one of the Oldest Music in the World
  • The music consists of Ragas and Talas
  • Carnatic Music is broken into Compositions for learning purposes
  • Carnatic Music accompanies many of our Cultural dances
  • Various festivals and celebrations include Carnatic Music Performances till this day

Carnatic Music : (Short Essay)

Carnatic Music is one of the Oldest Music that originated from India. The Music was popularly practiced in the states of : Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka. Carnatic Music is one of the subgenres of Classical Music of India. The music consists of 4 elements: Sruthi, Swara, Raga and Tala. The person who sings during a Carnatic Music Performance is called vocalist. Carnatic Music when performed as singing can be accompanied by instruments namely Violin, Mridhangam, Tambura, Veena and so on. Carnatic Music is one of the major performances in major cultural events and festivals of our country.

Carnatic Music : (Brief Essay)

Carnatic Music is one of the subgenres of Indian Classical Music. The music was predominantly practiced in 5 states of India namely:

  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Kerala
  • Karnataka

The 4 basic elements that make the Carnatic Music are:

  • The mode of Music (Raga)
  • The Musical Pitch (Sruthi)
  • The Musical Sound of a Note (Swara)
  • The Rhythmic Cycles (Tala)

Generally Carnatic Music is sung as Compositions. The Compositions are called Kirti (Kirtanam). This is done for making learning and teaching of Carnatic Music easier. Carnatic Music is basically meant to be sung. The main singer of Carnatic Music is called a vocalist.  Carnatic Music can be played in musical instruments. The music while played on musical instruments should follow the singing style. While singing Carnatic Music, it can be accompanied by many musical instruments mainly violin and also Tambura, Mirudangam, Ghatam, Kanjira, Veena and many more.

Unlike Modern music or Western Music, Carnatic Music is known for the melodious feeling it gives to the audience. Carnatic musical can be performed either just musical or also musical dramatic. Carnatic Music is the major part of the Indian Cultural Dances. Most of the Indian Classical Dances can be performed with the help of Carnatic Music only.

Carnatic Music is considered as one of the symbols of our culture and tradition. People respect musicians who are well versed in Carnatic. Carnatic Music is still performed in cultural festivals and big events of our country and “Music Season” (Largest Cultural Event in the world) is conducted in this place. Chennai (located in Tamil Nadu) is known as the Locus for Carnatic Music. The artists who perform Carnatic Music should be well experienced and qualified since Carnatic Music cannot be sung so easily and perfectly by normal people.

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