Carnatic Vocal

Carnatic Vocal

Hindustani music has its root in Saamveda. Sa, Re, Ga, Ma......, With time and historical influences in our country Hindustani music refined into the form it is presently tough. Have a voice, come to sing. Indian Classical Music has its routes in Sam- Veda. Originally this form of music was applied to Vedic Chanting and God Worships in temples. But it was not a very develop form and has its limitations.

As time passed, ages perhaps, when the present form of classical music become apparent. The gradual development of music further materialized into a definite discipline of Swara-Raga-Taala which again was elaborately classified into 12 notes, 7 pure (major scale), 4 komal(flat),and 1 tivra (sharp).

Further different permutations and combinations of these 12 notes developed into the scientific approach of raaga formation which again was based on time cycle that is from sunrise to sunset. These raagas mirror intricate moods of the artist and the sun cycle.

Then appeared Thaat (parent scale) system. In India music has been divided in two main streams .one is The Hindustani Music (north Indian music) and the Karnatic Music (south Indian Music) In Karnatic Music there are 72 Thaats while Hindustani Music has adopted only 10 Thaats into which all the innumerable ragaas are classified.

This classification not only helped students of music but also the connoisseurs to make a very systematic detailed study of raaga system. So it is just logical that while on one side the Swara Shastra developed, Taal Shastra also developed. Different Taal languages with the help of different percussion instruments were coined and its connotations described at length.

All this has resulted in a very solid foundation for Indian classical music which is getting richer day by day.