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Cubase 5 Vocal Mixing Tutorial
Cubase 5 Vocal Mixing Tutorial

Hello every one let’s see how to mix vocals in cubase 5. 1.Run Cubase 5 2.Import your beat/instrumental 3.Record your verse 4.Click insert and choose DeNoiser and leave it default     5.Next insert Gate and choose Clean Lead Vox   6.Now we are going to use some EQ, choose GEQ-10 and set these settings : -12, … Continue reading Cubase 5 Vocal Mixing Tutorial

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Aatm – Deh ( A Debate between Soul and the Body)
Aatm – Deh ( A Debate between Soul and the Body)

Aatm – Deh (A Peom on a Debate between Soul and body)

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How to Play Tabla and Its Bols
How to Play Tabla and Its Bols

In the world of Indian music, tabla plays an important role. There are various stories regarding the birth of tabla. According to one source, the word tabla derives from the word tabl in Parsi. Others say the famous pakhouj player of Delhi Sidhar khan was the father of tabla. Whatever its source, the tabla continues … Continue reading How to Play Tabla and Its Bols

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Vocal Training Exercises
Vocal Training Exercises

Breathing Exercise Inhale – Hold your Breath- Exhale – Hold your Breath – Repeat   Alankaar and Akaar Om – 5 min Sa – 5 min Sa in Aakar – 5 min Alankar 1)  Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha Ni SA SA Ni Dha Pa Ma Ga Re Sa Alankar 2)  SaRe, ReGa, GaMa, … Continue reading Vocal Training Exercises

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Harmonium
Harmonium

Instrument Type    Wind Description The Harmonium is essentially a western instrument. But for more than a century it has been adapted in such a way so as to suite Indian music. One of the most popular accompanying instruments, it is also creating a place for itself as a solo instrument. Since its appearance in the … Continue reading Harmonium

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Thumri, Dadra and other semi-classical forms
Thumri, Dadra and other semi-classical forms

Thumri, Dadra and other semi-classical forms in Indian Music – Chaitanya Kunte is a disciple of Dr. Arawind Thatte. Chaitanya has created a niche for himself as a talented and well appreciated young composer. His compositions cover a wide range of genre such as Khayal, Tappa, Tarana, Chataranga, Sadra, Sargam Geet, Thumari, Dadra, Bhajan etc. … Continue reading Thumri, Dadra and other semi-classical forms

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Tappa
Tappa

What is ‘Tappa’? Tappa is one of the major genres of musical tradition in India. ‘Tappa’ is believed to be originated from musical talent of Ghulam Nabi Shori, i.e. Shori Miyan after getting influenced by folk music of Punjab and Sindh. It is supposed that Tappa is originally, the folk song of camel-drivers of Punjab-Sindh … Continue reading Tappa

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What is Raag?
What is Raag?

Raag is the backbone of Indian Classical Music. The word raag comes from Sanskrit word “Ranj” which means to delight, to make happy and to satisfy.

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Taan
Taan

To improvise and to expand weaving together the notes in a fast tempo is a taan. Taans are very technical and shows the training, practice and dexterity in weaving complicated patterns of the notes with variations in the rhythm.

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SWAR(Note)
SWAR(Note)

In music scale (shruti) there can be 12 kind of sounds that match the scale (shruti). These types of sound in music are called swar or note. In music there are 12 swaras (notes). Out of those 12 swaras 7 swaras are shudha(pure), 4 swaras are komal and 1 swar is tivra.

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Patti(Scale)
Patti(Scale)

Patti is the scale in which a performer sings his songs/ragas. The table below, shows the different scales that can be used.

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Classification of Indian Musical Instruments
Classification of Indian Musical Instruments

The pulse of nature is reflected in every movement of human beings. Human beings often express their feelings with body movements. After getting control over their body actions, humans started an articulated use of body gestures for expressing specific emotions such as joy, distress, grievance, etc. The rhythmic body movements such as clapping of hands, … Continue reading Classification of Indian Musical Instruments

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Taal(Beat)
Taal(Beat)

Taal (or Beat) is very important in classical music. Some gharanas in indian classical music present a swar pradhan gayaki (importance to sur) and some present taal pradhan gayaki (importance to taal or beat). Indian Classical Music must have three instruments along with the vocalist, tambora or taanpura, tabla and harmonium (or peti). In this … Continue reading Taal(Beat)

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Principles of ICM
Principles of ICM

The principles of Indian classical music are well explained by these 40 principles put together by Pt Bhatkhande. ⦁ The Shuddha Saptak (The basic scale) is taken as Bilawal Thaat. ⦁ All the raags are divided based on the number of notes in the Aaroha and Avaroha as Audav (Raag of 5 Notes), Shadav (Raag … Continue reading Principles of ICM

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Saptak(Octaves)
Saptak(Octaves)

In Indian Classical music 3 saptaks (Octaves) are usually utilized.

Saptak : When the set of seven notes is played in the order it is called a Saptak (i.e. Sa , Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni)

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Ornamentation in Raag
Ornamentation in Raag

Ornamental Melody in Raag (Alankaars) To make the raag rendering more beautiful and varied, different ornamental patterns are used. Alankar : Alankar literally means ornaments or adorations. Specific melodic presentation in succession in which a pattern is followed is called Alankar. Some decided Varna combinations are called as Alankar. The meaning of Alankar is ornament. … Continue reading Ornamentation in Raag

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Raag vs Thaat
Raag vs Thaat

1.Thaats or scales are produced from 12 swar – Shuddha, Komal, Teevra. Raags belong to the thaats.
2.There must be seven notes in a thaat The raag must have minimum five notes.

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Raagang Paddhati
Raagang Paddhati

What is Raagang Padhhati ? ‘Raagang’ means a unique phrase in a Raag suggesting its characteristic feature. This key-phrase is called as Raagang and if any Raag contains this key-phrase, that Raag belongs to the family of main Ang-Raag. Pt. N M Khare has listed such 30 Raagang-s, as following – 1. Bhairav – GmrS … Continue reading Raagang Paddhati

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How to play Guitar
How to play Guitar

You can use a guitar to play anything from Play Death Metal Guitar to Play Classical Guitar and everything in between. Learning to play guitar is more approachable than many other instruments, once you master a few basics. You, too, can learn how to get started teaching yourself to play.

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Samay Chakra in Indian Classical Music
Samay Chakra in Indian Classical Music

Time Theory of Raga-s [Time of Performance]
According to the time theory, a raga can be performed only at a particular time assigned to it, out of 24 hours of the day, or, in some cases, a particular season of the year is assigned.

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Tanpura (Drone)
Tanpura (Drone)

Since the Indian Classical music is modal music based on relations between a fixed sound, the tonic and the successive notes. The tonic needs to be heard continuously

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Thaat System in ICM
Thaat System in ICM

According to Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande (1860-1936), one of the most influential musicologists in the field of North Indian classical music in the twentieth century, each one of the several traditional ragas is based on, or is a variation of, ten basic thaats, or musical scales or frameworks.

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