World Music day 2022: Indian music is getting respect in the world, know why Indian music is different
Western Music and Indian Music Of Comparisons have been made over the years. However, both have their own distinct musical history. Yes, Indian music or western music has a history of thousands of years, but they are very different from each other. Sound has its own characteristics. There is a vast difference in the style of instruments, ragas used in these two musics. so today world Music On the occasion of the day, let us know why our Indian music is different from the rest of the music.
Western music and Indian music have been compared over the years. However, both have their own distinct musical histories. Yes, Indian music or western music has a history of thousands of years, but they are very different from each other. Grains have their own characteristics. There is a vast difference in the style of instruments, ragas used in these two musics. So today on the occasion of World Music Day, let us know why our Indian music is different from other music.
What are harmony and melody?
Western music is based on harmony. Whereas our Indian classical music is based on raga. In Western music, instruments are called ‘harmonies’, while melodies used in Indian music are called ‘melody’. In harmony, more importance is given to the instrument, then in the raga, more importance is given to the tone coming out of the throat.
Why is Indian music different?
The history of Indian music is at least 4000 years old. Our Indian music has always been innovative since prehistoric times, but Western music is largely based on accuracy. It should be presented exactly the way it is composed, just like western classical music. You cannot modify that composition.
Indian classical music getting awards abroad
But when it comes to Indian music, artists can make some changes keeping their style in mind whenever they are ready to perform. In this music, instead of repeating the art of others, the artist tries to present the music in a new way through his style and his art. Though now in Bollywood we can see these two musical genres coming together but their nature and approach are quite different from each other.
A great example is the Indian sitar player and composer Niladri Kumar.
Even though most of the youth in India do not want to listen to Indian classical music, yet many Indian singers still perform classical concerts abroad. A great example of this is the Indian sitar player and composer Niladri Kumar, even today stadiums in countries like USA and UK become housefull to hear his sitar.