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Basics of classical music-part V
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(Genres of classical compositions and gharanas)
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Several regular contributors of this blog have their own series of songs going on in the blog. Some of these series are like express trains that appear at fixed intervals. On the other hand, there are some series that are more like special trains that have no fixed schedules and they run at irregular intervals. Readers may or may not follow these series, but these series mean something to their authors themselves.

It turns out that I too have one such series of articles that appears irregularly. This series is called “Series on Basics of music”. Four articles have so far appeared in the series. Part I appeared on 21 may 2015 and the fourth part was on 17 june 2015.
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Basics of Music part IV (playing swars on keyboard)
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After a longish break, here is the fourth article on the series “Basics of Music”. In the first three articles, we looked at notes (swars) and rhythm (taal). Then we discussed the classification of “Raag” into various categories.

In this part, we will discuss another important topic- viz. how to create swars on a musical instrument.
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Basics of Music- Part III (Raag and Thhaat)
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In part I, we introduced swars and mentioned that combination of swars constitutes melody. In part II, we introduced the concept of Rhythm (taal) and mentioned that it is the combination of melody and rhythm that makes music what it is today.

Each of the two parts were quite heavy duty stuff for people not exposed to such stuff earlier. I got some comments on part I, but hardly any for the second part, which may mean that these concepts may have been going above the heads of readers. Nevertheless, these concepts are vital and they needed to be introduced. Here is the third part of the discussion on basics of music.
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Basics of Music- Part II (Taal)
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In part I, we introduced the concepts of “octave” and “notes” and mentioned that they are known as “saptak” and “swar” respectively in Hindustani classical music. We used these concepts to discuss “Aaroh” and “Avroh”. Ab aage…
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Basics of music- Part I (Swar and Saptak)
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In this blog, we have discussed over eleven thousand songs till now. When I use the word “discuss”, I mostly mean that we have provided lyrics of the song, provided the audio/video link of the song and mentioned the names of artists singing the song and performing in the picturisation. We sometimes discuss the movies and artists of these songs in detail.
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