It will also discuss the role Ravi Shankar played in popularizing Indian Classical Music in the Western World along with a musical analysis of his work, specifically the artistic master piece ‘Dhun (Dadra and Fast Teental)’. According to Miner (1993), historians claim the first sighting of a sitar was around 1740 in Delhi. It largely resembled the Persian chordophone, the setar. Through the 18th and 19th century the sitar underwent many physical changes. One of these changes was the addition of the tarab, the sympathetic strings that aren’t played.
We can see it uses G , C and E minor chords the most. Some may think it has a modal feel due to the The piece has a time signature of 12/8 which is a compound time signature. The vocal line and the instrumental line use syncopation. The use of syncopation is common in most pop songs. In bar 2, we can see the use of cross rhythms which is created by the drum kit (hi hat).
Characteristics The tradition was born out of a cultural synthesis of several musical traditions: the Vedic chant tradition, dating back to more than three thousand years ago, the ancient Persian tradition of Musiqi-e assil, and various folk traditions prevalent in the region. It is traditional for performers who have reached a distinguished level of achievement to be awarded titles of respect; Hindus are usually referred to as pandit and Muslims as ustad. An aspect of Hindustani music going back to Sufi times is the tradition of religious neutrality: Muslim ustads may sing compositions in praise of Hindu deities, and vice versa. Around the 12th century, Hindustani classical music diverged from what eventually came to be identified as Carnatic classical music. The central notion in both these systems is that of a melodic mode or raga, sung to a rhythmic cycle or tala.
Classical music in India Indian classical music refers to the art music of the Indian subcontinent. The origins of Indian classical music can be found in the Vedas, which are the oldest scriptures in the Hindu tradition. Indian classical music has also been significantly influenced by, or syncretised with, Indian folk music and Persian music. The Samaveda, one of the four Vedas, describes music at length. The Samaveda was derived from the Rigveda so that its hymns could be sung as Samagana.
SME Anna Heerdt Grade 8 3/18/13 Music Project Scotland Scottish music dates back to nearly 2300 B.C. Scotland is well known for its traditional Folk music, which is still popular today. English, Irish, and Scottish music are very similar. There are many different forms of Folk music in Scotland. Ballads and laments are very popular in Scottish Folk music.
Native American Music Also known as ‘Amerindian’ music, the Native American music is a widespread tradition used as a form of spiritual representation of many aspects of the culture. Together with dance, their use of music in culture is hugely important in order to maintain traditions thousands of years old. So as to fully understand the different types of Native American music, we must also acknowledge the large scope of different Native American tribal units that play this music. Cultural Areas Although most of the Native American music style, along with aspects of their culture, is homogenous, there is evidence that before being forced to move to North American reservations, the Amerindians were divided into separate segments of culture. There are known to be around 1000 tribal units with almost as many languages, as well as 60 independent language families within North America.
Art music (or serious music or erudite music) is an umbrella term used to refer to musical traditions implying advanced structural and theoretical considerations and a written musical tradition.  The notion of art music is a frequent and well defined musicological distinction, e.g., referred to by musicologist Philip Tagg as one of an "axiomatic triangle consisting of 'folk', 'art' and 'popular' musics. " He explains that each of these three is distinguishable from the others according to certain criteria.  In this regard, it is frequently used as a contrasting term to popular music and traditional or folk music.  Contents [hide] 1 Definition 2 Characteristics 3 Relationship with popular music 4 Relationship with traditional music 5 See also 6 References  Definition This term is mostly used to refer to music descending from classical tradition.
The early fifteenth century was dominated initially by English and then Northern European composers. The Burgundian court was especially influential, and it attracted composers and musicians from all over Europe. The most important of these was Guillaume Du Fay (1397–1474), whose varied musical offerings included motets and masses for church and chapel services, many of whose large musical structures were based on existing Gregorian chant. His many small settings of French poetry display a sweet melodic lyricism unknown until his era. With his command of large-scale musical form, as well as his attention to secular text-setting, Du Fay set the stage for the next generations of Renaissance composers.
The Beatles go from all different styles starting from being a typical rock band using just bass/guitar’s and drums to orchestra instruments such as the harp. It is said that the song “Lucy in the sky with diamonds” was written about an acid trip John Lennon once had. “Within you without you” has a very middle eastern feel to it, it helps get in touch with your spiritual side. In the album you have a few upbeat songs, preferably “Lovely Rita”. Although the song is very upbeat, the temp of beat does not change.
Portugal is most internationally well known in the music scene for its customs and traditions of fado, but the country has seen a recent development and growth with versatile musical styles, with modern tunes from hip hop to rock now becoming widespread throughout the small country. Fado is one of the treasures of Portugal and one of the most beautiful and original musical styles in the world today. The type of Fado that has captivated international audiences, through fado performers like Amália Rodrigues. Portuguese music was influenced greatly by Ancient Rome’s musical tradition which was brought into the Iberian Peninsula by the Romans. Its genres range vastly from classical to popular music.