Originated from the concept of chanting mantras, hymns from Vedas from the early
centuries BC, the Indian classical music is broadly categorized in to Hindustani and Carnatic styles.
From the earliest temple priest singers to performers singing in description towards the nature, season, time of day, folklores and festivals, the Indian classical music evolved across time to influence and be influence several other forms and structures of music.
The tour comprises of acquainting about Swaras – musical notes, of the Shrutis – the microtonal intervals between the successive degrees of the scale, of the two Gramas – parent scales, and of the Murchanas – scales obtained by transposition, Jaties - fundamental harmonies, Ragas - subdivided harmonies. Visit some of the oldest and contemporary music schools audience live music compositions and performances, meet some musicians and music-historians.
Along this journey, you would also rejoice some scenic Indian natural regions, temples and holy places, and experience the local cultures, art forms and traditions.
Carnatic music is second only system of Indian classical music after Hindustani music, primarily practiced in southern
Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu (also in Sri Lanka). The main emphasis in Carnatic music is on vocal music; most compositions are written to be sung, and even when played on instruments, they are meant to be performed in singing style of Vedas.
Carnatic music is usually performed by a small ensemble of musicians, consisting of a principal performer (usually a vocalist), a melodic accompaniment (usually a violin), a rhythm accompaniment (usually a mridangam), and a tambura, which acts as a drone throughout the performance. Other typical instruments used in performances may include the ghatam, kanjira, morsing, venu flute, veena, and chitraveena.
Become acquainted with the different elements of our ancient Carnatic music, its story, origins, and how it developed into various forms by visiting some of reputed institutions and academies of Carnatic. The journey also explores some of the associated temples, and touristic spots.
In addition, since this music delves into narration of Vedas, we visit schools where Vedas are taught. The journey offers a way to immerse oneself in to Indian customs, the vedas, understand the system of Carnatic music along with sightseeing temples and other interesting spots.