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Appreciate Hindustani Classical Music

orchestra playing their pieceMany people are apprehensive about classical music, be it Western or Indian. Although it may be challenging to understand, it is possible to learn to appreciate Hindustani classical music.

The first step is acceptance. Acknowledge that at present, you may not be able to fully appreciate something remarkable due to various reasons such as hesitance or perception. Imagine being at a concert, feeling out of place as the person next to you seems knowledgeable and is enthusiastically responding to the performance. Don’t worry. Offer a polite smile and try to enjoy the performance.

People often say they can’t connect with Hindustani classical music. Your journey starts there. Listen to non-remixed film songs or Hindi or regional language songs in your native tongue. Classical songs are often based on classical music. Listen to compositions by Naushad, Laxmikant-Pyarelaal, Jagjit Singh, O.P. Nayyar, Kalyanji-Anandji, or if you prefer more contemporary music, try Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, A.R. Rahman, Uttam Singh, or Aadesh Shrivastava.

Simultaneously, start listening to short classical instrumental pieces. For example, if you hear a song featuring a flute, listen to a classical flute piece for 5-10 minutes. You can find these on YouTube. Try to find similarities between the pieces. If you discover …

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Classical Music – A General Introduction

It may take a lifetime to research and learn about classical music. However, understanding a few basic points can enhance your knowledge of this musical genre.

Firstly, it is essential to have a clear understanding of what classical music is. In strict terms, classical music is defined by a specific time period rather than a style. The classical music era is generally considered to be between 1750 and 1820, preceded by the Baroque period and followed by the Romantic era.

The term “classical music” is often used loosely to describe any music composed before 1900. Some people also believe that it encompasses any piece of music specifically created for an orchestra. A piece of music that does not fit into categories like pop, jazz, or rock A Finnish music story - Musician Matti Mattila wrote his story for us, a Finnish music story! Please read also his Finnish blog and check his page at LinkedIn. I named this article "A Finnish music story" because through Matti words we can know an exclusive tale about late 70's and 80's of Finnish music. Of course the personal thoughts… and involves the use of violins, flutes, and horns is considered classical.…

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“Classical Music – A General Introduction”