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Indian classical music is improvised music at it’s core with strong emphasis on rules of the different ragas & talas./ A bandish(theme) is played in the beginning and then there are elaborate improvised solos in the tradition and ends with the bandish and tihai(tag ending). the bandish can have an intro called aalaap. Usual performance setting is solo instrument(s), Accompanists(percussion, drone, accompanying soloists)/ styles : dhrupad, Khayal, Tarana, Khayalnuma, chaturang, thumri, dadra, tappa/ Raga : Melodic framework(Scales) / Tala : Rythm and Meter/ Alankaar : Articulation /
British Invasion of India, instruments bought for entertainment of officials.
Indian Classical violin - used since late 18th century, characteristuc sound and style.
Rudra Veena/ Vichitra Veena/ Surbahar/ Sursringar
Paul Livingstone/ Mark Deutsch/ Jan Gerrit Lutgering/ Justin Gray/ Rohan Dasika/ Andrew Buhr
Bazantaar/ Bass Veena
Edgar Meye Zakir Hussein Bela Fleck/ Dave Holland Zakir Hussein Chris Potter/ Tom Farmer with Anushka Shankar
Kabir on the double bass | Shruthi Vishwanath ft. Greg Chudzik | Kaun Thagwa
Fretless(mictrones) / Resonant body, large scale lenght/ Vibratos, Gilssandos are natural/ Arco and Pizz. Possible/ 4+ octave range