Indian music has been enriched over the past several centuries by different flavors of Gharanas and influences of social cultures.
There are various types of light classical music - Thumri, Jhoola, Sawan, Dadra, Hori, Chaiti, Kajri, etc. All these have a significant role in shaping modern Hindustani Vocal music which are mostly based on time, emotion, rasa, affection, love and devotion. It’s nature varies from Gharana to Gharana and some time these are complied with native folks tune with specific messages.
Thumri is a short elaboration of semi classical rendition which is based on the romantic devotional literature inspired by Radha- Krishna love theme. It has another name - Sringar. Specifically, using of words is extremely soothing and meaningful here.
Dadra emphasizes on natures beauty and human characters in socio cultural aspect in Indian society. Here, using of words is much lighter and faster than Thumri.
Chaity songs reflect the mood of summer in the month of Chaitra. Same way, Hori symbolizes festival of color called Holi.
It’s being said that Rainy season is the season of creation, Love and Romance. This season has gifted us many forms of music – Kajri, Jhoola, Sawan and all these are influenced by rainy reason. Jhoola describes the romantic story of Radha Krishna in swing, Sawan describes the beauty of nature than human emotions, Kajri reflects the separation in love.
Systematic learning of Hindustani music under a competent teacher enables one to sing in a disciplined manner with adherence to the laid down rules with an understanding of the concept of Hindustani music.
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