Showing posts with label Indian Music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indian Music. Show all posts

Hinduism - What Is A Vina?

 




A multi-stringed musical instrument with a long hollow body and a sounding box at the bottom; the top has a huge hollow gourd jutting from the rear, which amplifies the sound even more.




  • The vina is a classical musical instrument used in southern India, where mastery of the instrument is still prized.
  • The goddess Saraswati is most firmly connected with the vina in Indian imagery, in line with her role as patron Goddess of the arts, culture, and learning.






~Kiran Atma


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Hinduism - What Is A Raga Or Ragas In Indian Music?

A concrete melodic mode of at least five notes in Indian music known as Raga.

The constraints of a raga's fixed shape restrict any performer who plays it.

The raga's established note sequence does not follow its musical order, but rather alters depending on whether the note sequence is ascending or descending.

Although there are more than 200 recognized ragas, only roughly thirty are commonly used.

Each raga is said to transmit a certain aesthetic mood (rasa) to listeners by having highly specific symbolic associations—particularly with the time of day or the seasons.

The musician who plays a raga strives to express a specific atmosphere to an audience and to trigger comparable sensations in them, as in other Indian arts.


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