Dance – One among 64 arts (Nritya vidya)...

Jul 23, 2014 by

About Dance : Dance is a type of art that generally involves movement of the body, often rhythmic and to music. It is performed in many cultures as a form of emotional expression, social interaction, or exercise, in a spiritual or performance setting, and is sometimes used to express ideas or tell a story. Dance may also be regarded as a form of nonverbal communication between humans or other animals, as in bee dances and behavior patterns such as a mating dances. There are many styles and genres of dance. African dance is interpretative. Ballet, ballroom and tango are classical dance styles. Square dance and electric slide are forms of step dance, and breakdancing is a type of street dance. Dance can be participatory, social, or performed for an audience. It can also be...

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Singing – One among 64 arts (Geet vidya)...

Jul 23, 2014 by

About Singing : Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice, and augments regular speech by the use of both tonality and rhythm. One who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music (arias, recitatives, songs, etc.) that can be sung either with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in a group of other musicians, such as in a choir of singers with different voice ranges, or in an ensemble with instrumentalists, such as a rock group or baroque ensemble. In many respects human song is a form of sustained speech, and nearly anyone able to speak can also sing. Singing can be formal or informal, arranged or improvised. It may be done for pleasure, comfort, ritual, education, or profit.The sound of each individual’s singing...

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Indian Music | Sound of India

Jul 23, 2014 by

The evolution of Indian music : History of Indian MusicSitar, sarod, tabla, sarangi or dhrupad, khayal, ghazal or raga, tala, gharana- these are known the world over today. They represent Hindustani Art Music – in reality, a part of Indian Classical music. Indian music has developed through very complex interactions between different peoples of different races and cultures over several thousand years. In a musical tradition in which improvisation predominates, and written notation, when used, is skeletal, the music of past generations is irrevocably lost. However, references to music in ancient texts, aesthetic formulations, and depictions and written discussions of musical instruments can offer clues. In rare instances an ancient musical style may be preserved in an unbroken oral tradition. For example, musical notes or the structure of a raga, as we know them...

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TYPES OF MUSIC | MUSIC GENRES

Jul 22, 2014 by

 The most comprehensive list of genres of music (Music Styles) : Music comes in many different types and styles ranging from traditional rock music to world pop, easy listening and bluegrass. Many genres have a rich history or geographical significance, a cult following or music roots that go far beyond the 20th century. Below are the different types of Music Genres list from 2009 to 2014. Alternative Alternative Rock College Rock Experimental Rock Goth Rock Grunge Hardcore Punk Hard Rock Indie Rock New Wave Progressive Rock Punk Shoegaze (with thx to Jackie Herrera) Steampunk (with thx to Christopher Schaeffer) Anime Blues Acoustic Blues Chicago Blues Classic Blues Contemporary Blues Country Blues Delta Blues Electric Blues Children’s Music Lullabies Sing-Along Stories Classical Avant-Garde Baroque Chamber Music Chant Choral Classical Crossover Early Music High Classical Impressionist...

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Facts About Music Education

Jul 21, 2014 by

1. Children who study music tend to have larger vocabularies and more advanced reading skills than their peers who do not participate in music lessons. 2. Studying music primes the brain to comprehend speech in a noisy background. 3. Children with learning disabilities or dyslexia who tend to lose focus with more noise could benefit greatly from music lessons. 4. Research shows that music is to the brain as physical exercise is to the human body. Music tones the brain for auditory fitness and allows it to decipher between tone and pitch. 5. Children who study a musical instrument are more likely to excel in all of their studies, work better in teams, have enhanced critical thinking skills, stay in school, and pursue further education. 6. In the past, secondary students who participated in...

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About Music

Jul 18, 2014 by

Music is an art form whose medium is sound and silence. Its common elements 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. The word derives from Greek μουσική (mousike; “art of the Muses”). The creation, performance, significance, and even the definition of music vary according to culture and social context. Music ranges from strictly organized compositions (and their recreation in performance), through improvisational music to aleatoric forms. Music can be divided into genres and subgenres, although the dividing lines and relationships between music genres are often subtle, sometimes open to personal interpretation, and occasionally controversial. Within the arts, music may be classified as a performing art, a fine art, and auditory art. It may also be divided...

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