Indian Classical Music
Primers of Indian Music
- A Brief History of Indian Music - A timeline and background of classical Indian music. Covers many years of Indian music history and describes the most famous Indian musicians and the musical instruments that made this music popular.
- Fundamentals of Indian Music - Discover the music of Indian. Includes information on topics such as the history of North Indian music, basics of Tal , folk music, Indian instruments, and films songs based off Rags.
- Origins of Indian Music - In addition to a history of classical Indian music, this website breaks down Indian music into categories to get more descriptive. Find information on ragas and talas , instrumental music, and great masters of Indian instrumental music.
- Classical Indian Music - Included with this history of Indian music, are suggested books for finding more information on classical Indian music.
- Indian Rag - Rag, meaning "color or passion", is a specific type of Indian music. Often played with string instruments such as violins, sitar, and other instruments similar to an acoustic guitar, this music is meant to be filled with pure emotion.
- Raga Music - Learn about this wonderful genre of Indian music. Includes audio files of musical pieces.
- The Raga Guide - Find out what Raga is, the special features of this genre of music, and how raga performances are conducted. Includes audio and sheet music on the website for educational aids.
- All About Raga - A history of Raga and how this form of music became an Indian musical tradition.
- Raga Records - Find audio samples, interviews and photographs of the famous raga artists from throughout history.
- Hindustani and Karnatic Ragas - View a listing of equivalent Hindustani and Karnatic notes for pieces of music.
Great Masters of Indian Music
- Gharana - Learn the basic definition of the gharana (meaning "family") instruments and how they are used in Indian music. Mostly string instruments, you will never find electric guitars in the world of gharanas .
- Major Gharanas in Classical Music - Find information on the great masters in the world of Hindustani classical music.
- Instrumental Gharanas - Categorized by different gharana masters, you will read about the different styles used in Hindustani music.
- Sarod Gharanas - This page discusses the evolution of the Sarod musical instrument, and how it became a staple in North Indian classical music.
Potpourri of Indian Music
- Indian Music - Listen to real audio songs of popular classical Indian music.
- Indian Audio Websites - A huge collection of websites that offer information on Indian music including audio files, entertainment news, and more.
- Hindi Songs - Another great collection of Indian music information. From popular singers to MP3 files, get a feel for the traditional Indian music.