Solfeggio and Dhrupad

Ever so often the lyrics totally eclipse the memory of a casual listener that the music is relegated to a mere background accompaniment, 

Sometimes a melody is best without words……
Here the material is sung melismatically,  a performer sings solemised syllables.How seemingly meaningless vocal sounds take upon a profound meaning if only we listen carefully to the musical metamorphosis of a single vowel.
black vinyl record playing on turntable
Photo by Elviss Railijs Bitāns on
The western ‘Solfeggio’ I reckon in ways is the closest modern equivalent to India’s most ancient & totally indigenous musical tradition – Dhrupad, where the attributeless absolute – Naad Brahma comes to have a metaphysical form
I hope this helps to relax the mind and stay ahead and upfront

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