Magic of Music

Music is a very important part of life. It is a form of expression .It
has no boundaries and it follows no guidelines. Essentially, to
me,music is like air.It has no true shape or definition yet we need it
to live.Imagine a world without music.All you are left with is dust.

Music is famous all over India.In Kashmir, music  reflects rich
musical heritage and cultural legacy of the state.Traditionally the
music  composed by ethnic Kashmir has a wide range by 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 three regions .But overall
,Kashmiri Valley  music is closer to Central Asia music,using
traditional  Central Asian instruments and musical scales,while music
from Jammu is similar to that of North India  and Ladakhi music is
similar to the music of Tibet.

Punjab also plays an important roll in music in India.Punjabi music
has a diverse style of music has a diverse style of music ,ranging
from folk and Sufi to classical ,notably the Patiala gharana. Folk
music of Punjab is the traditional music of Punjab produced using the
traditional musical instruments.There is a wide range  of folk songs
for every occasion from birth to death including
marriage,festivals,fairs and religious ceremonies.

Now let’s come to Gujarat, where music is known for lively traditions
of both folk and classical music.Classical musicians and composers
include Faiyaz Khan and PanditOmkarnath Thakur. Along  with a
tradition of Haveli Sangeet, gujarati folk music consists of a wide
variety of songs ,some of them are bhajans.They are categorised by
theme of poetry -lyrics and by musical compositions such as
Prabhati,Katari,Dhol etc.

Maharashtra too  plays a very important role in Indian music.In
Maharashtra almost all cheerful occasions are associated with
music,song and dance.Maharashtra has a rich tradition of abundant folk
songs,Natayasangeet and outstanding poet saints.The fame of
traditional music of Maharashtra started through Miraj  ,the music
town of district sangli .Just like Maharashtra’s literature its music
is also classical and primordial.The sitar a world famed melodic
device is developed at Miraj.This is the uniqueness of the states of
India.