/r/IndianMusicTheory

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Discuss and learn all aspects of Hindustani and Carnatic music theory. All musical discussion relevant to Indian music (be it Hindustani classical, light music, folk music or Bollywood music) is welcome here! You can discuss all types of music, but make sure to bring the conversation back to the main topic. There is an emphasis on the 'theory' aspect. We already have a great subreddit for Indian Classical music. This sub is more oriented towards learning thory and technical discussion of theory.

Discuss and learn all aspects of Hindustani and Carnatic music theory. All musical discussion relevant to Indian music (be it Hindustani classical, light music, folk music or Bollywood music) is welcome here!

What to do here?

This is a new-born sub so for now, pretty much anything musical goes as long as it's somehow related to Indian Classical music theory. You can discuss all types of music, but make sure to bring the conversation back to the main topic.

There is an emphasis on the 'theory' aspect. We already have a great subreddit for Indian Classical music. This sub is more oriented towards learning thory and technical discussion of theory. Still, casual posts are welcome.

/r/IndianMusicTheory

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2023/11/09
12:45 UTC

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How to sing this portion of the song?

https://youtu.be/JUNsMqN6bb0?si=TDg7dc8Um8HllNt2&t=75
I don't have any training in music but I love to sing, I've been trying to record myself this song. However, I'm not able to sing this particular portion of the song. I can't recreate it just by ear. Posting here to see if anyone can give me tips, thank you!

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2023/11/02
08:52 UTC

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Books on hindustani music

Can anyone suggest some books or maybe a pdf link that I can read to understand hindustani classical movie better

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2023/10/31
08:12 UTC

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These are the frequencies for western musical notes. Same way, could anyone please let me know what are the frequencies for Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Tha Ne Sa?

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2023/10/15
10:25 UTC

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Looking for a audio editor to create karaoke track

Looking for a professional to make a good quality karaoke for a event. Either for this song or some other. Contact me for more details

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2023/10/12
05:24 UTC

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Mumbai musicians hit me up

Darshit here from Mumbai. 21 years old singer songwriter currently learning hindistani classical music. I need a few people to jam and interact with on weekends. I might also form a band with them if the taste aligns.

6 Comments
2023/10/03
16:47 UTC

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New New New....

Hey gang.. jus wanted to let y'all know I have dropped another song on YT. Please make sure to give it an ear 👂. Subscribe and share the most you can coz I need it. Also don't forget to be rude but not on my YouTube page🤣. Much love to all the redditors.

https://youtu.be/Y1bUbz6gF18?si=WX9skL_IuiLWGcGL

Here's the link...... share love and show love.

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2023/09/16
10:17 UTC

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Music reco incoming

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2023/09/05
17:38 UTC

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9:45 [slowed reverb] (from tiktok) (Prabh)

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2023/08/25
16:35 UTC

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Spitfire Audio - Indian Producers

Motivating all Indian Music producers to put in their pieces produced using Spitfire Audio products and let’s show the world what we have in store 🧿🎹🎧

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2023/08/22
07:29 UTC

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Info on raag Lome

This performance by the great Ali Akbar Khan is so wonderfully haunting. I want to know more about this particular raga but I can't find any information on it. Can anyone here illuminate me?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVstbZYjfJA

2 Comments
2023/08/10
16:44 UTC

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About popular music among children in India

I want to know what kind of songs are currently popular among Indian children (elementary school students)

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2023/07/27
12:39 UTC

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Total noob here. Seeking recommendations of good slow paced classical renditions

I am not a professional or student of music, but can appreciate it. I am a big fan of Bombay Jayashri 's classical renditions. I especially love the slow paced Bhajan renditions ( Kalimaheshwari , Bhajeham Bhajedham ), Bharatiyar's poems ( Pozhuthu Pularnthahu ) etc. Can you all please suggest some good classical renditions worth listening of the kind. It can be Carnatic or North Indian classical, and language is not a barrier.

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2023/07/22
04:36 UTC

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Who created the rules for Ragas?

Who created the rules for Ragas?

5 Comments
2023/07/09
02:12 UTC

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Haunting beautiful songs?

Anybody know some music or songs that has some hauntingly beautiful music ? For exa. The lulaby from Bulbul or Ajnabi hawayein song from shaapit?

Please drop some songs or if somebody has a playlist all the better.

Cause feeling like vibing with some spirits.

3 Comments
2023/07/03
13:34 UTC

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All Hindi Mashups you can find on Spotify

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2023/07/03
04:53 UTC

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All Hindi Lofi Songs you can find on Spotify

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2023/07/03
04:46 UTC

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Heartbroken/Romantic Hindi Playlist - Spotify

Hi, So I made a romantic / heartbroken / sad / depressing Hindi playlist on Spotify. Please give it a try. BTW I am a huge Arijit Singh Fan. Please save/like if you like the playlist and dont forget to follow me on Spotify - my profile is below :)

Link to playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4C34CZdaGedDSVEJ4fyqmd?si=5f46a32691194b6c

Link to my profile for other playlists - https://open.spotify.com/user/5t15mhbboelycxhdzg2x84y0n?si=d26c49afb63540a9

I also have created a playlist for all Hindi mashups and all Hindi lofi songs I could find on Spotify. The playlists can be found on my profile. Thank You :)

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2023/07/03
04:15 UTC

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Want to the meaning of a Marathi song.

Hi everyone.. so, I don't know Marathi at all and can't understand the meaning of the song "Bai Ga Kasa".. from the movie Chandramukhi (2022). It would be great if anyone could tell me the meaning of the song, especially the Antara.. it would help to sing the song with proper emotion.

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2023/06/10
17:03 UTC

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Demystifying Ragas

I'm getting into Indian music theory, but I do not know where to start, especially with what ragas to know and learn in Hindustani music. I have a six string fretless bass to hit whatever notes i need until I get a sitar which is the instrument I want to play, but what techniques would train for sitar and what ragas should I learn?

6 Comments
2023/06/04
18:56 UTC

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Raag Khamaj in Japanese? II インド古典音楽

I would like to share something created. have great passion for Japanese culture and have lived a good part of my life there. In this music piece, I have attempted to render a Raag from Hindustani (Indian) classical music into Japanese. In have attempted to keep the translation as close to the original as possible. Hope you like it.

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2023/05/25
19:11 UTC

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are there any obscure composers in hindustani classical/carnatic music?

ive been getting into really obscure western classical music and i listened to some composers like stockhausen, moondog, ligeti and xenakis. i was wondering if there were any hindustani classical/carnatic musicians who have experimented with music similarly, as in taking music to its extremeties and to create something very bizarre and obscure. i dont know much about hindustani classical/carnatic music. i have listened to a lot of musicians like ustad bismillah khan, pt bhimsen joshi, etc but i dont know the intricacies of hindustani music itself

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2023/05/17
09:12 UTC

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Just wanted everyone to listen this song

Sometimes I remember songs I heard at some point of time in my life and there's so much joy in that nostalgia

Here is a very happy song from a very sad film ( don't go on the name is Brilliant)

https://youtu.be/ThPinA3THas

BTW it's o meri Laila from Laila Majnu by Imtiaz Ali

3 Comments
2023/05/13
07:14 UTC

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What Instruments are being used in Ray's Two?

https://youtu.be/zACGLjd9JNY

As it says. Masterful film by a master artist. I loved the score, particularly the reed/bellow sounding instrument. Does anybody know what it is? My apologies! I'm not from India and unfortunately know very little of the musical culture and makeup. Still learning!

2 Comments
2023/05/08
02:59 UTC

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Carnatic Vocal Exams

Hey, I've been practicing carnatic singing for around 5 years now and would like to start completing some grade examinations. Can anyone recommend a place where I can get a few certifications and complete exams online? Thanks

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2023/04/20
09:50 UTC

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Please rate my flute cover..i picked it up as a lockdown getaway 🙏🏻

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2023/04/11
07:42 UTC

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Hello everyone I’m a multi instrumentalist based in Orlando looking very eagerly to play a Veena! I’ve never played one before and I’ve always wanted to! If anyone knows where I could find one to play it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you 🙏🏽

I play currently bass guitar however I’ve played sitar in the past

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2023/04/08
06:54 UTC

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Tala

Hi everyone.

Does "within you without you" by George Harrison use af specifik tala? Im new to hindustani music theory and i was just curious.

2 Comments
2023/03/21
20:53 UTC

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Ye dhuan kahan se uthta he by Mehdi Hassan khan sb! Could somebody tell me the raag on which this ghazal is based upon?

Kindly!

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2023/02/21
09:39 UTC

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