Karnatic

Carnatic music is also known as the ‘Karnataka Sangitam’ in the south Indian language where this music is commonly related with south Indian states. This music form is the most disciplined and structured form in Indian classical art forms.

Karnatic or Carnatic music a subsidiary genre of Indian classical music. As per the ancient historical data, Hindustani classical music has developed in the northern region, and Carnatic music has roots and realms in the southern region of the country.

Hindustani classical music reflects the great influence of Persian and Islamic music forms. Whereas Carnatic music has a wide influence of Indian classical Vedas, chants, and spiritual mantras.
Carnatic music is also known as the ‘Karnataka Sangitam’ in the south Indian language where this music is commonly related with south Indian states. This music form is the most disciplined and structured form in Indian classical art forms. The core essence of Carnatic music is vocal music. Most of the compositions are written to be sung thereby even when it is performed on the instruments it is meant to be performed in a singing style.
Even with the systematic nature, Carnatic music provides great improvisation scope with every composition. And to achieve the highest qualification students used to live in ashrams for years and get training under their gurus but nowadays student takes classes from different institutes and practices methodically with their teachers.
Important elements of Carnatic music are Sruti which is a musical pitch, Swara which refers to a type of musical sound that defines the position of a note, Raga which is a term of melodic structure, and Tala which is a rhythmic structure.
With artistic improvisation in ragas and the beautiful composition of classical instruments, Carnatic music encourages the performer to explore exquisite ranges by focusing on vocal music essence.

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