holst's the planets

#29- Demystifying Indian Classical Music

In today’s episode, Trent orients Scott and Karl to Indian classical music.

To a novice listener, the complexity of Indian music might seem overwhelming, but knowing just a few basics can give you the tools to appreciate the melodic richness. Scott admits, “We have never done a show which we know so little about.”

Indian classical music is very closely connected to nature, taking inspiration from the cycles of the natural world to create ‘ragas’ or the melodic framework. Trent says, “This traditional music is a very strong affirmation of Indian culture.”

The trio dives into basic components of ragas, the differences between Hindustani music of North India and Karnatak music of South India, and musical instruments used to produce each distinct sound.

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