Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tabla.

Tabla is an “Avnadh Jati”instrument ie instrument strings made out of leather.Tabla is a “Taal Vadhya”instrument like Pakhawaj and Mrudang.Tabla is membranophone percussion instrument very similar to bongos.The main drum of is known as “Dayan”and is generally played with the … Continue reading

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Taanpura.

Taanpura is a long necked plucked string instrument.It is also known as “Taar Yantra”.It is used in singing.It doesnot play melody but rather supports and sustains melody of another intrument or singer byproviding a continous harmonium sound or drone.The name … Continue reading

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Tappa

Tappa is a form of Indian semi-classical vocal music.Ghulam Nabi Shori,a famous singer is known to have made Tappa popular.He was settled in punjab,hence he made different Tappa’s in this language.In Tappa, there is less use of words,but in every … Continue reading

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Bhajan.

Bhajan is basically any type of devotional Hindu song. It is a lyrical expression of love for God.The Sanskrit word bhajan is derived from the root bhaj, which means “divide”. The word also connotes “being connected to something ” and … Continue reading

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Ghazal.

“Ghazal “word comes from Urdu or Parsi language.It is basically poetic form of singing,in which more emphasis is given to words.A Ghazal is generally understood as an expression of ┬áboth the pain of ┬áloss or separation and the beauty of … Continue reading

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Khayal.

“Khayal”comes from Parsi language which means” Vichaar”or thinking.Sultaan of Jaunpur Husain Sharki of 15th century started this form of singing.There were two famous singers in the court of Mughal emperor Sadarang and Adarang ,they have made thousands of Khayal songs.Khayal … Continue reading

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Dhrupad.

Dhrupad is a Veer Ras form of singing.It is the oldest form of singing still in practice.King of Gwalior Raja Maan Singh Tomar,is believed to have made it popular.In the court of King Akbar,Dhrupad form of singing was prominent.Poetry plays … Continue reading

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