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All topics are linked to the respective pages

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What is Classical Music
Pakistani & Hindustani
Forms of Pakistani Music
  Historical Development
  Technical Development
    Basic Principals of Classical Music

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Raagas
Aarohana & Avarohana
Vaadi,Samvadi & Vivadhi
Ambith,Pakad & Mood
Time of the Day
Meena or Gamakal
Alaap
Taan

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Time and Rhythm
Matra
Kriya
Taalas
Taalas in Pakistani
TeenTaal,DipChandani,Jaaptal

 

 

 

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Ghazals & Concerts
Ghazals
Concerts
Pakistani Concerts
Vocal Khayal
Instrumental khayal

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History of Classical Music
The Origin
Divine Origin
Non Divine Origin
Indus Valley Civilization 2600-1900 BC
Age of The Veda
The Aryan Migration Theory
Sama Veda



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History of Classical Music
The Ancient Period  1000 BC - 1200 AD
Puranic Period 
200-1000 AD
Sangam Poetry and Tolkapiyam
100-500 AD
Ilango Adigal 's Chilappatikaaram
400-500 AD
Matanga's Brihaddesi
500-700 AD
Tevaram and Nalayira Divya Prabandham 600-900 AD
Acharya Abhinava Gupta's Abhinava Bharati 950-1050 AD
Narada's Sangita Makarandha
1000-1100 AD
Someswara's Manasollase
1127-1139 AD
JayaDeva's Gita Govinda
1153 AD
Sarangadeva's Sangita Ratnakar
1210-1245 AD
Simhabhupala's Sudhakara
1300-1400 AD
Beginning of Prabandha
1000 AD

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History of Classical Music
The British Raj   1857-1947 AD
Gwalior And Other Vocal  Gharanas
Development of Thumri
Development of Ghazal
Mysore - The Model State
Recorded Music
Madras - The New Center

      INTRODUCTION


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Sawara-The Note
Saptaka-The Octave
Scales
Ancient Scales & Mode shift
Classical Music Scales
Westren Music Scales

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Raaga Classifications
Raagas,Raagnis,Putra Raagas
Jati
Venkatamakhin and Melas
That
Sources of Similar & Dissimilar Raagas



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Compositions
Compositions in Pakistani
Dhrupad
Hori Dhamar
Khayal Bandish
Thumri
Dadra
Khajri
Chaiti
Tarana
Tappa

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Glossary of Classical  Music Terms
Urdu Dictionary of Classical Music 

 

 

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History of Classical Music
The Ancient Period  1000 BC - 1200 AD
Political History
Hinduism
Buddhism and Jainism
Panini  520-460 BC
Barahamna  Period
Oral Traditions
Invention of Writing 400-200 BC
Bharatha's Natya Shastra 

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History of Classical Music
The Medieval Period 1200 -1857 AD
Evolution of Hindustani  Music
Islamic Influence and Evolution of
Hindustani Music
The First Contact - Arabic Rule in SindMuslim Rule in North India
Birth Of Dhrupad  1300 AD
Sufi Movement
Amir Khusro Dehlavi 1253-1325 AD
Sudhakalasa's Sangitopanishad Sarodhara  1350 AD
Ghunyat-ul-Munya  1374 AD
The Mughuls  1526-1857 AD
The Birth Of Khayal



 

 

 

 

 

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History of Classical Music
The Post Independence Era 1947 AD
Jugal Bandhi
Classical Music in Pakistan
   

17 th Century Raagmala Paintings

                 ARTISTS

Link to Classical Artists
Bhimsen Joshi    Vocal
Ravi Shankar      Sitar
Zakir Hussain    Tabla
Fateh Ali Khan    Vocal
Vilayat Khan        Sitar
Alla Rakha           Tabla
Hariprasad Chaurasia  Bansuri
M S Subbulakshmi   Vocal
Kunnakkudi R Vaidyanathan  Violin
M Balamurali Krishna  Vocal
Bade Gulam Ali Khan  Vocal
Kishori Amonkar   Vocal
Amir Khan    Vocal
Allaudin Khan   Vocal
Amjad Ali Khan   Sarod
Maharajapuram Santhanam  Vocal
Anoushka Shankar   Sitar

           Ameer Khusro

Link to Ghazal Artists
Vocal Ghulam Ali   
Vocal Amanat Ali Khan
Vocal Pankaj Udhas
Vocal Mehdi Hassan   
Vocal Jagjit and Chitra Singh

Link to Classical Music Gharanas

A to Z  Classical Music Gharaanas of Indo Pak Sub Continent

Classical Music Samples of Most Popular Artists


                RAAGAS

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Notation
List of Ragaas A to L

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Notation
List of Raagas S to Z


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The Morning Raagas

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The Kanada Raagas

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The Rainy Season Raagas
The Malhaar Family

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Various Raagas

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Effects of Raagas

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Notation
List of Raagas M to S

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Types of Raagas
The Raagas Time Cycle
Raagas Samay Chakra -Image

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The Evening and Night Raagas

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The Pentatonic Raagas

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Raagas in Durpad Style


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The Afternoon Raagas

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Music Samples of Raagas

Akbar and Tan Sen

                  INSTRUMENTS

String

Wind

Percussion

Instrumentals

Dholak
Ghatam
Khanjira
Mridangam
Pakhawaj
Tabla
Thalam
Thavil

Sarod
Sitar
Surbahar
Tanpura
Veena
Vichitra Veena
Violin Common

Bansuri
Flute
Harmonium
Nagaswaram
Shehnai

Dilruba
Esraj
Gottuvadhyam
Rudra Vina
Santoor
Sarangi
Saraswati Veena

Downloadable music samples of various instruments

                                                    COMPOSERS
                                                                     Profiles of Most Popular Classical Music Composers

                                                     LEARNING

                          Lessons on Classical Music

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