- music - is the art of God, and we believe music is God. It represents
the devine beauty and nobility of creation. The "UPANISAD"
says: "KAVIM PURANAM AUSASITARAM"
- God is the greatest poet and director. The great universe is a
poetical piece composed
by him. The glory and inner beauty of this
wonderful poetical piece is expressed through music, so music
can be considered as the highest form of art.
Music, which has developed in Indian soil, absorbing the spirit
of India, is Indian music. It has a special character of its own,
which is different from any other form of music, in structure, temperament
and method of improvisation. It has been influenced by foreign music
and culture, but it could preserve its own quality and
nature. In other words, it
has embraced different musical aspects and
has absorbed them in its own spiritual uniformity. Indian
music has also contributed immensely its materials to the music
of other countries, and the most important
contribution to the music world is the
rhythm and the
Tala system. No other country has developed the rhythmic system
so elaborately and completely and created a notation system that
is comparable with the Indian system.
The word music comes from the Greek word "Musa". In Sanskrit
it means SANGEET. The scholarshave
defined SANGEET as a combination