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What is the basic difference in Carnatic and Hindustani music?

Asked by Muktha Radhakrishnan, 20 Nov '08 02:45 pm
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Dear Madam,Indian Classical music which is followed in India has two popular methods of classical music .one is Carnatic Classical or south Indian classical prevailing in southern region and Hindustani classical or north Indian classical music prevailing in northern parts of the country. Now the notable differences between Hindustani and Carnatic music are as follows

. 1)Thaat : There are total 10 Thaats (The melodic foundations are "melodic modes", or "Parent Scales", known as Thaats) according to Pt.Bhatkhande in Hindustani but according to Pt.Venkat mukhi Swami there are 72 thaats (mela) in carnatic music.
2) Swaras: In Hindustani music we find komal and tivra swaras where as there is no such terms available in carnatic music. Sudhha rishav is chatushruti rishavam and komal rishav is sudhha rishavam, suddha gandhar & komal gandhar are sadharan gandharam & antara gandharam, tivra madhyam is prati madhyam sudhha dhaivat & komal dhaivat are cha ...more
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 20 Nov '08 04:05 pm

 
  
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Indian classical music has two distinct styles-Hindustani classical music and Carnatic music. Hindustani music is prevalent all over India except in the Southern States, where Carnatic music is practiced.
Both the styles are monophonic, follow a melodic line and employ a drone (tanpura) with the help of one or two notes against the melody. Both the styles use definite scales to define a raga but the Carnatic Style employs Shrutis or semitones to create a Raga and thus have many more Ragas than the Hindustani style. Carnatic ragas differ from Hindustani ragas. The names of ragas are also different. However, there are some ragas which have the same scale as Hindustani ragas but have different names; such as Hindolam and Malkauns, Shankarabharanam and Bilawal. There is a third category of ragas like Hamsadhwani, Charukeshi, Kalavati etc. which are essentially Carnatic Ragas. They share the same name, the same scale (same set of notes) but can be rendered in the two distinctively differen ...more
Answered by gkr, 20 Nov '08 02:48 pm

 
  
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Always listen yourself and u will come to know
Answered by prashant prashar, 20 Nov '08 02:54 pm

 
  
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Just listen yourself and u will come to know
Answered by STUD, 20 Nov '08 02:46 pm

 
  
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