Posted: March 31, 2009 in Hobbies Club, Moderators, Steps and Octaves





So clubbies… hope you all would have got a feel of dance….now its time to know and learn about something without which everything is nothing. And that is



Music or Sangeet

 Well to begin with let us see what Music is in everybody’s Life?


Music is what makes you move, Music is what makes you groove, Music can be good or bad depending on how it is used
Music can make you choose different clothes to wear , Music can make you change your hair
Music can make you choose new friends, Music can make you want to dance
Music can make you fight, Music can make everything alright
Music can take care of you when you are alone, Music can make everything feel like home
Music can harm and take away, Music can make you want to stay
Music is the only friend I have, Music is my mom and dad
Music is what keeps me alive, When I feel like I can’t survive



There is no fixed definition of music as each individual can define it in his/her own sense. Lots of famous musicians have defined it in the way they had looked at it. Well below is one which I felt suits more  to our contest .

“Music is an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

These are not the only ones ….. There are hundreds of other definitions…Well you can define your own depending on what according to you music is?” by putting up your comments

As it is rightly said “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom.  If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn” by Charlie Parker





 Musical works and their composers are usually described as belonging to a specific era like Bach wrote “Baroque” music, for example, while Chopin was a “Romantic” composer.


These terms serve as a sort of shorthand to tell us that the music shares aspects of style with other pieces written at roughly the same time. These eras of music, however, relate to more than just the sounds of the pieces. They reflect broad changes in society and culture that influenced the way music was written, performed, and heard.

The six main periods in music history are

(1) Medieval

(2) Renaissance

(3) Baroque

(4) Classical

(5) Romantic and

(6) Twentieth Century.




Music is made up of the following elements

·     Pitch (which governs melody and harmony),

·     Rhythm (and its associated concepts tempo, meter, and articulation),

·     Dynamics, and

·       The sonic qualities of timbre and texture.

Some E-Learnings

Every musician needs to know the basics of music theory like note reading, intervals, scales, and much more. Well keep blogging in to e-learn the theory of music and all the elements that relates to it. From common symbols used in music to playing chords, these guides will help make you become better musicians.



Throughout the world’s history many styles have developed. Some of them are

·         Carribean

·         Classical

·         Folk

·         Jazz

·         Latin

·         R & B

·         Rock n Roll




There are a very large number of musical instruments, each with its own unique sound and quality. These musical instruments can be divided into 4 basic categories that are based on the mechanism by which the instrument makes its sound.

·   String Instruments : Guitar, violin and piano

·   Wind Instruments: Flute, oboe, clarinet and saxophone

·   Brass Instruments: Trumpet, french horn, trombone and tuba

·   Percussion Instruments: Drums and cymbals



Music wouldn’t be where and what it is today without the contribution of many talented and creative musicians and composers. Here is one of the India’s most notable and prolific musician in history. More will be posted in next sessions.


ar_rahman_oscar_performanceA R Rehman:Pioneer of Music, Rahman is the first Indian to win two Oscar

His film scoring career began in the early 1990s. He has won thirteen Film fare Awards, four National Film Awards, a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe and two Academy Awards. Working in India’s various film industries, international cinema and theatre, by 2003, Rahman, in a career spanning over a decade, has sold more than 100 million records of his film scores and soundtracks worldwide, and sold over 200 million cassettes, making him one of the world’s all-time top selling recording artists.



Test your Musical Knowledge

What is called “A Choral music performed without instrumental accompaniment”


Team Chrysalis

  1. Bhupesh says:

    When i googled. I found following definitions

    A choir, chorale, or chorus is a musical ensemble of singers. Choral Music, in turn, is the music written specifically for such an ensemble to perform.

    A body of singers who perform together is called a choir or chorus, The former term is very often applied to groups affiliated with a church (whether or not they actually occupy the choir) and the second to groups that perform in theatres or concert halls, but this distinction is far from rigid.

    “Choir” has the secondary definition of a subset of an ensemble; thus one speaks of the “woodwind choir” of an orchestra, or different “choirs” of voices and/or instruments in a polychoral composition.

    In typical 18th to 20th century oratorios and masses, chorus or choir is usually understood to imply more than one singer per part, in contrast to the quartet of soloists also featured in these works.

  2. Vipul jain says:

    Well, karishma…gud guess but its not “choir”. Its “a cappella”.

    Can anybody throw light on “what is exactly a choir?”

  3. Arun Dubey says:

    “A cappella” ..is the name of the style…its like a huge thing in US ..MIT has one of the best A cappella teams in the US…THEY CALL IT “LOGARITHMS”…

  4. Pallavi says:

    “A Choral music performed without instrumental accompaniment” is a cappella

  5. matt says:

    This blog’s great!! Thanks :).

  6. karishma says:

    I think its a choir..
    Well, adding on to the few lines mentioned on music ..
    “Music gives you spiritual power to strive,
    After all Music is Life and gives you Life”

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