ananth krishna wrote:
i want to know where music took its birth?please dont go for spritual ok.there is some thing i heard abt that swaras took their birth from animals but what abt ragas?talas?which r the basic bricks for any music.if ur ansring this one means,that ans belongs for whole music in the world.
Hello Anantha krishna,
Good question!. You are actually trying to know whether the swaras originated from any sounds in nature. Yes. it appears like that.
Rishabha is supposed to have been named after listening to the sound made by Vrishabha. The sound of a cuckoo comes closer to panchamam.
and birds' close to gandhara.. I read in some music texts but I do not remember its name. Probably, any musicologist can throw light on this.
Then varying the frequencies around its mean gave the different types of a swara; exception are prakriti swaras which are unchanged.
Then their combination gave different ragas.. refer the texts by Venkatamakhi.
my 2 cents