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My motive behind writing here, is to spread (and surely to obtain knowledge from your valuable comments) knowledge on ” promotional Factors” of Indian Music. Before start-up with those factors, a short introduction of Indian music is being provided…………..
Music is an art form, whose medium is sound organized in time.
Common elements of music are pitch (which governs melody and harmony),
rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation),
dynamics, and the sonic qualities of timbre and texture.
Music has always played a significant part
in the development of human personality and human society. Almost every religion has utilized music for eliciting moods of detachment from the life of senses;
others have used it to bring about mass spiritual ecstasy through prolonged,
repetitive song and dance in the group or congregation.
The history of Indian Music is very amazing in reality. In spite of long
periods of rule by the outsiders, Indian music never lost its vigor and
popularity. From the primitive period right down to the present day, it has
created and is also creating a glorious history of its own.
From the ancient time to modern age, Indian music has passed
through serious changing phases in terms of quality and quantity both. There
are different reasons for this gradual transformation including political, social
and economic technically factors. Although every phase has given a new
dimension, the traditional concept and identity still remains unchanged. It has
not been lost over the years.
In modern era, India has various popular musical forms and almost every form of Indian music has got not only recognition but global glorification. Some of the genres of Indian music are as under:
DIFFERENT FORMS OF INDIAN MUSIC
- Hindustani Classical Music
- Carnatic Music/ South Indian Classical Music
An exhaustive note on each and every genre mentioned above will soon be uploaded………………………………
Now, you are requested to concentrate on the second line from beginning………. “promotional Factors”
Today, unlike the past, music is not confined to the Courts, Temples or moneyed people of our society. It is now available to everyone (who is interested) but it did not happened automatically. There are so many different factors behind promotion of Indian Music. Some of the factors (apart from musicians who always worked hard to make it possible) responsible for availability are as under;
Education system of music is unique and amazing since its beginning. Earlier, there was only “GURU-SHISHYA PARAMPARA” (Oral Tradition) to move this unique art forward, in which most of the disciples use to stay with Guru (Teacher) for many years to do everyday Riyaz (Practice). This Oral tradition produced different Gharana (Schools of Music). This oral Tradition have provided unlimited numbers of great musicians to the universe and still doing.
The “GURU-SHISHYA PARAMPARA” is still in trend and most of the serious music students follow this education system in present time.
Music in Institute(s):
Another way of music Education is Institutes. There are many Institutes in India providing music education with a defined syllabus. Under this mode, one has to enroll himself/herself to a specific course as per the eligibility criteria set by the concerned institute. The students, at the time of registration, need to pay fee for the course. Unlike the oral tradition, in institutional music education system, Students go to the class like any other subject and learn music according to syllabus and the faculty available at the institute. The courses may vary in different institutes. Most of the institutes have courses available for Vocal (Hindustani & South Indian) and Instrumental (Sitar & Tabla) music at College/University level.
However, Music is also available in many schools, but the pattern and motive of music education there seems bit different from college/university system.
Music Festival, Concerts and Mehfils:
Since its inception, music has been getting in touch with mass through the Mehfils and concerts, although even a century ago, concerts/Mehfils were not for the mass, it was only for moneyed people and Kings as I mentioned earlier. But now the trend is different. One can attend concerts of great musicians very easily. There are so any annual concerts took place in and outside the India. Some of these are organized by Government bodies and some others by private organizers.
Presently music competitions are doing very well. Where competitions provide music to audience, at the same time chance is being provided to the performer to showcase his/her talent. These Competitions give spirit to amateur Artists to do well and chance to understand the Audience. Some of the Competitions offer good Prize money which certainly helps the Artist financially. By winning competition winner become more confident and rest of the participants get a chance of self-evaluation.
India is a vast and diverse country with a rich cultural heritage that has been widely appreciated all over the world. Over the years, the Central and State Government of India have set up many regional as well as National Academies and agencies with the aim of promoting music and other cultural art forms. on the other hand some non-govt. organizations are also doing great to promote music.
With the help of a plethora of these cultural organizations, the Indian music is being successfully promoting,
Audio-Visual Recording Technology
It is difficult to imagine any aspect of music today that is not touched by technology. As listeners, chances are great that we hear recorded music that has been produced by advanced digital techniques. As performers, we use instruments and perform in space that have benefited from countless technological advances in materials and design. As composers and arrangers, we no longer rely on pencil and paper alone.
Music technology is as old as music itself. There is long tradition of experimentation that began with earliest curiosity about sound and extends today to computers laser technology, MIDI Devices, and highly sophisticated software applications. This is a part of music and will always be so. Technology is tool. It has existed historically to support the music experience and it continues to fulfill that role today. No amount of technology can make poor music better, but technology enhances the music for sure. Beautiful music and the aesthetic experience that surrounds it can only be enhanced with technological assistance.
People are the most important component of any music technology system. The magic happens when we use our creative abilities to make sounds expressive of feeling. Sophisticated hardware, software and
data provided is nothing by themselves, the power of the human mind and spirit to use these resources in the production of art is the essential point.
Today music is just a click away from us, we can listen any kind of music by just clicking play on our device.
Many of us do not know that the 3 minutes track we listen and enjoy too much is a result of high technology and efforts of many days or even months sometimes by professional at studio.
Conclusion : From the beginning, music has been promoted through various factors. Some of them have vanished and some new have come up. Some factors are good for audience while some other are beneficial for Artists.
Music students have getting benefit from these factors.
However, all the factors are promoting Indian music very well and there is no comparison but I personally feel that Audio-Visual Recording Technology has revolutionized the Indian music.
I hope you like the information provided here. Your valuable comments are always welcome.
****I am thankful to all the sources (active or passive, living or non-living) from where got even a single word to write here even unknowingly.*****