Hindustani classical music is primarily vocal-centric. The major vocal forms associated with Hindustani classical music are the khayal, ghazal, dhrupad, dhammar, tarana and thumri. Sitar, sarod, tabla, sarangi raag taal are known all over the world today. They represent Hindustani Art Music. Hindustani music is based on the raga system which is a melodic scale, comprising of notes from the basic seven- Sa, Re, Ga, Ma Pa, Dha and Ni. On the basis of notes included in it, each raga attains a different character. The art of classical singing is being practiced in the Indian subcontinent since ages. This art is popular, not as a form of entertainment, but as means of connecting with the Divine Being. It is considered as one of the basic ways through which a human being can connect with God. The distinct forms of melodies sung by classical singers are known as 'Ragas'. Some of these Ragas are said to have a divine quality in them which helps an individual in meditating. Times Music brings you the famous classical singers of India and their compositions crafted beautifully in a premium music card. A readymade playlist for easy listening and gifting to your near and dear ones.
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