Indian classical music is among the oldest musical traditions on the planet. The Indus Valley civilization has sculptures that show dance and old musical devices, just like the seven holed flute. Various forms of stringed instruments and drums have been recovered from Harappa and Mohenjo Daro by excavations carried out by Sir Mortimer Wheeler. The Rigveda has elements of current Indian music, with a musical notation to denote the metre and the mode of chanting. Indian classical music (marga) is monophonic, and primarily based on a single melody line or raga rhythmically organized by way of talas.
Silappadhikaram by Ilango Adigal provides details about how new scales could be fashioned by modal shifting of the tonic from an present scale. Present day Hindi music was influenced by Persian conventional music and Afghan Mughals. Carnatic music, well-liked in the southern states, is basically devotional; the majority of the songs are addressed … Read More