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Harmonium

Harmonium

Although the harmonium was invented in France in the 1840s by Alexandre Debain, it was brought into India by missionaries and thereafter gained enormous popularity in South Asia as an instrument used to accompany vocal music. It is a keyboard instrument and has become very popular in recent years. Used to accompany vocal music, its sound is produced by pumping air through a bellow with one hand whilst the other hand plays the keys.

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Carnatic music
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Hindustani music

Surbahar

Surbahar

The surbahar is one of the most incredible instruments used to play North Indian Classical music.

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Hindustani music
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Rudra veena

Rudra vreena

The rudra veena (also rudra vina, been or bin; Hindi: रुद्रवीणा) is a very esteemed North Indian classical instrument, used to play in the style known as dhrupad.

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Hindustani music

Indian Classical Music

What has become known as Indian Classical Music has evolved over the centuries and has assimilated influences from the Middle and Far East. The music basically consits of the raag (melody) and the tal (rhythmic pattern). The word used for music in India is Sangeet which encompasses the art forms of singing, the playing of instruments, dance and drama.

There are two systems of music in India, both evolved from ancient Hindu traditions. In North India, Hindustani music emerged as a distinct form because of Persian and Islamic influences and is found throughout the northern subcontinent; Carnatic music is commonly associated with the southern area roughly confined to four modern states of India: Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu.

Hindustani music

Hindustani music (Hindi: हिन्दुस्तानी शास्त्रीय संगीत, Urdu: ہندوستانی شاستریہ سنگیت) is sometimes called North Indian Classical Music or Shāstriya Sangeet. It is a tradition that originated in Vedic ritual chants and has been evolving since the 12th century CE, primarily in what is now North India and Pakistan, and to some extent in Bangladesh, Nepal and Afghanistan. Today, it is one of the two subgenres of Indian classical music, the other being Carnatic music, the classical tradition of South India.

What has become known as Indian Classical Music has evolved over the centuries and has assimilated influences from the Middle and Far East. The music basically consits of the raag (melody) and the tal which is the rhythmic pattern. The word used for music in India is Sangeet which encompasses the art forms of singing, the playing of instruments, dance and drama.

Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana

Mahamahopadhyaya Dr. Nookala Chinna Satyanarayana is a doyen and a multi faceted carnatic classical musician. Gifted with a sonorous voice and great caliber he adheres to classicism. A musicologist and an erudite scholar, an outstanding teacher benefitting his title Mahamahopadhyaya. He is a performer and a lecture demonstrator of universal appeal, an author of some of the most valuable and enriching works on music. He is an innovator of teaching methods, and a great visionary.

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Carnatic music

Mandolin

Mandolin

The acoustic mandolin is an instrument that can be heard in the lighter folk music of North Indian.

It is also used in North Indian classical music, albeit very rarely: the lack of sustain and inability to bend notes effectively, without having to cross frets, makes it limited in this repertoire.

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U Shrinivas

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Carnatic music
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Fusion music
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Mandolin
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