INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC is literally as old as the VEDAs. It originated in the vedic times ( the earliest reference to it is in the Samaveda ) when mantras, slokas and stotras were chanted during worship in special frequencies corresponding to musical notes or swaras. From these notes gradually developed the OCTAVE or the SAPTAK.

At the heart of the system of Indian Classical Music is the concept of the RAGA - a melodic form or entity, defined by notes and their progression - in the framework of which the Indian Musician is free to IMPROVISE.
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