Category: Art & Culture Title : Music Hindustani Music is the one among the two distinct varieties of Indian Classical Music. This music became popular during Mughal empire. Some Persian and Arabic elements have been assimilated in this music system. There are 10 forms are styles of singing and composition. Among them Dhrupad, Khayal, tappa and thumri are popular Dhrupad this is the oldest and grandest form of Hindustani music. It is essentially poetic and it is presented in a style marked with precise and orderly elaboration of Raga. exposition proceedings composed verses is called Alap. Khayal means imagination. This is the most prominent style in hindustani depicting romantic style of singing. It largely depends on the imagination and improvisation of the performer. It is also composed of particular raga and tala. It ranges from praise of kings description of seasons and pranks of lord Sri Krishna Thumri originated in the eastern part of UttarPradesh. It is influenced by hori, kajri, Dadra. Tumhri is supposed to be romantic and erotic style of singing and is also called “lyric of Indian classical music”. The song composition mainly on love and devotion. Tappa is developed around 18th century. It means jump in persian, it is developed on folk songs of camel riders Question Consider the following.
Among the following hindustani styles of music. Which one is the oldest? A) Dhruad B) Khayal C) Tumhri D) Tappa Answer: A