Traditionally the music composed by ethnic Kashmiris has a wide range of musical influences in composition. Due to Kashmir's close proximity to Central Asia, Eastern Asia and Southern Asia, a unique blend of music has evolved encompassing the music of the 3 regions. But, overall, Kashmiri music is closer to Central Asian music, using traditional Central Asian instruments and musical scales. In Music, a scale is a group of musical notes collected in ascending and descending order that provides material for or is used to conveniently represent part or all Kashmiri music uses a wide variety of musical scales, everything from musical scales which are very similar to the byzantine scale, and harmonic minor scale, to the more melodic sounding Major scale, and Minor scale. In Music, the double harmonic major scale is a scale whose gaps evoking "exotic" music to Western listeners Minor Scale was a test conducted by the United States Defense Nuclear Agency (now part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency) involving the detonation In Music theory, the major scale or Ionian scale is one of the diatonic scales It is made up of seven distinct Notes plus an eighth Minor Scale was a test conducted by the United States Defense Nuclear Agency (now part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency) involving the detonation Also the use of vocals in traditional Kashmiri music varies. In some forms of Kashmiri music vocals are given the central role, forming the lead of the songs, but in many other varieties, it is the instruments that act as the central focus of the music. In a lot of traditional Kashmiri music the vocals are harmonized, with a wide ranging of harmonies from the use Consecutive fifths to one person singing the same melody either an octave higher or lower. In Music, consecutive fifths (sometimes known as parallel fifths) are progressions in which a Perfect fifth is followed by a different perfect In Music, an octave ( is the the use of which is "common in most musical systems
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Sufiana Kalam is also popular in Kashmir, this form of music is accompanied by a 70-stringed instrument called the santoor, along with the Kashmiri saz. The Santur is a Persian hammered dulcimer similar to the Indian santoor. The saz (from Persian:) is a family of Plucked string instruments popular in Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia and the Sufiana Kalam has been popular in Kashmir since arriving from Iran in the 15th century, and has been the music of choice for Kashmiri Sufi mystics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. Sufism ( تصوّف - taṣawwuf, Persian: صوفیگری sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf, Urdu: تصوف
The dance based on the sofiyiana kalam is the hafiz nagma.
Music in Kashmir performed by Hindus is mainly influenced by Indian classical music, using instruments such as the Sitar. The sitar ( Hindi: सितार Urdu: ستار Persian: سی تار) is a Plucked stringed instrument. Sarangadeva who wrote the famous Sangeet Ratnakara was a Kashmiri. Sharangadeva (1210-1247 AD was the author of the Sangita Ratnakara, which is considered by many to be the most important work on music after Bharata 's Natya The Sangita-Ratnakara of Sharngadeva (13th century is one of the most important musicological texts from India which both Hindustani music and Carnatic music Kashmiri (कॉशुर کٲشُر Koshur) is a Dardic language spoken primarily in the valley of Kashmir, a region situated in the Indian state Music and musical instruments find mentioned in the earliest texts like the Nilmatapurana and Rajatarangini by Kalhana. The Rājatarangiṇī ( The River of Kings) is a metrical chronicle of the kings of Kashmir from earliest time written in Sanskrit by Kalhaṇa. Kalhana ( कल्हण) (c 12th century) a Kashmiri Brahmin was the celebrated author of Rajatarangini, Kashmir 's history The very fact that a Kashmiri - Abhinavagupta (the great philosopher) who has written a commentary called Abhinavabharati on Bharata's Natyashatra shows how much of importance was given to music in the ancient times. Kashmiri (कॉशुर کٲشُر Koshur) is a Dardic language spoken primarily in the valley of Kashmir, a region situated in the Indian state Abhinavagupta (approx 950 - 1020 AD was one of India 's greatest philosophers, mystics and aestheticians. Abhinavabharati is a commentary on ancient Indian author Bharata Muni 's work of dramatic theory the Natyasastra. The most popular folk instrument is Santoor(Shat-tantri-veena), a hundred string percussion instrument which is played by Goddess Sharada (the Goddess of learning and art in ancient Kashmir). Henzae is a music form sung by Kashmiri Pandits on religious and cultural festivals. Original Kashmiri Pandit ( Hindi: hi कश्मीरी पण्डित refers to a person who belongs to a sect of Hindu Pandits who originate
One of the main features of a Ladakh marriage is the recitation of lengthy narratives by singers in unusual costumes. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** A narrative or story is a construct created in a suitable format (written spoken poetry prose images song Theater, or Dance) that describes a sequence of
Popular dances in Ladakh include the Khatok Chenmo (only when headed by an aristocratic family member), Kompa Tsum-tsak (meaning three successive steps), Jabro (dance steps from Western Ladakh), Chaams (Sacred dance by Lamas), Chabs-Skyan Tses (Dance carrying a Pot), Raldi Tses (Sqordsmanship Dance) and alley yaato (Zanskari Dance and Song Sequence) etc.
The state of Kashmir over the ages has also produced an extensive deal of nationalistic music. This article is about the geographical region of greater Kashmir Before the arrival of Islam, Kashmir was a predominantly Hindu state, and most of the people of the region belonged to the Brahmin caste. Brahmin ( Brāhmaṇa, sa ब्राह्मणः is the class of educators scholars and preachers in Brahminical Hinduism. This helped nurture nationalisitc music in Kashmir. These songs told mythological tales about Brahmin Kashmiri heroes. Brahmin ( Brāhmaṇa, sa ब्राह्मणः is the class of educators scholars and preachers in Brahminical Hinduism. Kashmiri (कॉशुर کٲشُر Koshur) is a Dardic language spoken primarily in the valley of Kashmir, a region situated in the Indian state This tradiiton creating of Kashmiri nationalsitic music is mostly absent these days in the Kashmir region. After the arrival of Islam, Kashmiris systematically stopped creating nationalisitic music instead opting for traditional Islam(mostly Sufism oriented) influenced music. For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. Sufism ( تصوّف - taṣawwuf, Persian: صوفیگری sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf, Urdu: تصوف Although this tradition has mostly been lost, some musicians are trying to revive this old form of Kashmiri music. Zanskar, plays a form of Kashmiri folk-based music mixed with metal with a nationalisitic message. Their music focuses on tales about old Brahmin, Buddhist, and Sufi legends. Brahmin ( Brāhmaṇa, sa ब्राह्मणः is the class of educators scholars and preachers in Brahminical Hinduism. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices Sufism ( تصوّف - taṣawwuf, Persian: صوفیگری sufigari, Turkish: tasavvuf, Urdu: تصوف