Friends, let me say a few words now on
"Music". Even though I am too small to talk about the big ocean
of "Music", let me try it.
What do we mean by Music ?
Music is a pleasing arrangement and flow of sounds
in air that vary in a rhythm and systematic method. Music is also an art
or skill that musicians possess and make the audience enjoy their performance.
Further, I will say that:
Music is the one of most important boons of Gods,
through which people enjoy most of their leisure time. Music is the
subject that classifies all the rhythmic sounds into a system, that can be
learned and practiced. In Hindu culture we say that all music evolved
from one single note (naad or sound) "Om". The seven octaves
are the basis for all ragas.
Impact of Music :
We know that all living beings enjoy music, instrumental or
vocal. The plants, animals and human being alike enjoy the harmony,
pleasant rhythm, and beat in the musical sounds. Classical music is taught
in music schools based on knowledge and principle written by our
ancestors. We have two main schools Hindusthani and Karnatic. So
many channels on TV and radio flood the our air with the invisible waves that
penetrate our ears so sweetly every second.
Often we see many with
earphones in public transport listening to music on radio.
In our culture we have had many gifted musicians.
Tansen was supposed to gifted. It is also said music melts the hearts of
very rough and tough people. In Indian Hindu mythology there are many
musicians like Narada, Tumbura, Hayagriva.
Many talented contemporary
musicians are there in India like Dr Murali Krishna, HP Chaurasiya, Dr Bhin sen Joshi, Dr Zakir
Hussain. The entire cinema industry is dependent on musicians - singers,
composers and directors. Singers Latha Mangeshkar, SP Bala subramanyam,
Raphi, MS Subbulakshmi etc. have made history and into the Guinness book
also. Recently A Rehman won the Oscar award. Government awards medals and special titles for accomplished musicians every year. In our mythology, sage Narada, Tumbura, Goddess Saraswati are supposed to be expert musicians and scholars. Whenever we hear a charming and fascinating vocal music, we say we listened to "Gandharva Gaanam".
Music teaches a person a lot of manners and
humility. Music from one civilization and culture is easily understood
and enjoyed by people from other cultures and language. A quote says
"Music knows no bounds (borders)".
There are many types of music that are well known world
over. Pop, Jazz etc.
Being skilled in any component of music is a gift of
God. I salute the great musicians that pacify me during my low times and
let me celebrate aloud my good times. Music is a profession, the best
time pass and hobby.
Music is an industry with a lot of
employment and turnover. Manufacturers of CDs, DVDs, MP3 players, benefit
from music. There are many opportunities for musicians in movies,
television channels, and radios. Musicians are invited during marriages
and anniversaries. Many organizers arrange performances by new musicians as
well as veterans.
Entertainment world makes use of music. There is also healing by music. Devotional music is popular among followers of religions and old people. The availability of modern gadgets has increased the business and opportunities in music and associate fields.