LABELING MUSIC
LABELING MUSIC
Good or Bad?
NAVYA C

Living in an expressive world where we label almost everything we come across-whether thoughts , emotions or whatever we encounter with, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to know that music is classified in various aspects. Depending on the genre, region, style and language- the classifications of music are unparalleled. However, we fail to realize that the universal aspect of music says that the ultimate reality of it is seven notes. Whether you call them sa, ri ,ga, ma in Carnatic Music or Do,Re,Mi,Fa in Western Music- the tone is the same. Even when it comes to tempo, there are different names for it in different genres. Western Classical Music classifies tempo in numbers such as 4/4 or 6/8 beat pattern but Hindustani and Carnatic Music call them with names such as Teen Taal in Hindustani or Aadi Taalam in Carnatic.

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March 2020