Introduction Sama Veda: The Veda of Melody Science of Music: Gandharveda (Upveda of Sama Veda) Narada Muni introducing the art of music in Earth. Jamini Bramhana speaks about dance and music. Kausitaki Bramhana puts dance, music and vocals together as an art form. Theories of 'om' being the source of all ragas and notes.
History of Indian Music Music developed from being played at devotional sites. Sangama and Jaatigan. First elaborate work on music was given in Natya Shastra Natya Shastra talked about Shrutis Sangeet Ratnakara by Sarangadeva defined 264 ragas. It also identified different 'microtones' and classified them. Other texts like Brihaddeshi by Matanga, Sangeeta Makaranda by Nanda, Chaturdandi-Prakasika by Venkatamakhin are important.
Anatomy of Indian Music e The three main pillars of Indian Music are: Swara Raag Tala
Swara "Swara" the term was associated with recitation of Vedas. Now the term is used to mean 'Note' or 'Scale Degree'. In the Natyasastra swara has been divided in 22 notes scale, which are the Shrutis. Currently Hindustani music has Seven recognised Swaras. These are called Saptak or Sangam Swara and Shruti are different. Out of 22 Shrutis only 12 are audible. Seven of them are Suddha Swara and five of them are Vikrita Swara.
Swara e The seven Shrutis are: "Sadaja (Sa) Rishabha (Re) Gandhara (Ga) Madhya ma (Ma) Panchama (Pa) Dhaivata (Dha) Nishadha (Na)
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