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[Student’s Name] [Instructor’s Name] [Course name and code] 19 October 2012. The music of South India Two people came to our school few days ago and taught us many things about Indian music. They told us about different types of Indian music. They told us what are the basics of Indian music, and what things are included in it…
I learned that Indian classical music is very much different from western classical music. For example, Indian classical concerts contain melodies formed by notes. Melody is not very important in the western classical music but some western music contains melody also. Instruments with which Indian classical music is played are tabla, sarod, and sitar but western classical music uses different instruments like flute, piano, and violin. Indian musicians wear Indian clothes like loose clothes whereas western musicians wear western clothes like pant shirt. In Indian classical musical concerts, they offer Indian desserts like pan whereas in the western classical musical concerts, there is wine, but not every concert offers foods and drinks so it is not compulsory. I learned about the achievements of Indian classical music composers then searched for them online also. I found Pandit Ravi Shankar and Ustad Amjad Ali Khan very good Indian classical music composers. They achieved many things. For example, Pandit Ravi Shankar spread Indian music in Europe specially Paris and got grammy in 1967 and 1972 (“Instrumentalists”). Similarly, I learned that Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is a very good classical music composer and uses Sarod instrument for playing music. ...
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