About the music

Strings of the Heart play Ragas, classical compositions which are memorized compositions with improvisations based on specific melodic tones. There are 72 Ragas that specifically relate to 72 Nadis in the human body, each of which begins with Alap and ends with Jhala. These ragas are played at different times of the day and specific to seasons. Some ragas are played for alleviating certain diseases and ailments and even to maintain homeostasis in the mind, body, and spirit. 

Apart from playing ragas. Strings of the Heart also takes pleasure in other genres, such as 18th-century fashionable court music, Indian groove, and love songs. Jimmy writes music for Strings of the Heart, expressing different moods of love, devotion, joy, calmness, melancholy, happiness, and sadness through his brilliant pieces. 

The Healing Notes of Indian Classical Music

Listening to Indian classical music is nothing short of a meditation session that will calm your mind and heal your soul. With its origin in South Asia, Indian classical music has been on the musical map for nearly 6,000 years now. All thanks to its popularity, this form of music can be heard making its mark across the globe today.

Indian classical music draws inspiration from nature and phenomena such as the change of seasons. This inspiration is used to formulate a system of 'ragas' and 'taals’ which are then combined to form a song. Tabla and Sitar are indispensable to Indian classical music and help enunciate the rich heritage.

Sitar is a stringed instrument that is used in the North Indian style of classical music. This instrument was popularized by the Mughals, and its name was inspired by a popular Persian musical instrument called 'setar'. This literally translates into - three strings. With its long strings, a hollow neck, a bridge design, and a resonance chamber, the Sitar truly holds the power of mesmerizing your soul.

Another popularly used instrument in Indian classical music is Tabla. It is a type of membranophone percussion instrument that is widely used in classical and traditional folk music. It has been a favorite in India, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It has a set of drums that exemplify the healing notes of Indian classical music.

In fact, you'd be surprised to learn that even Bollywood is highly inspired by the notes of Indian classical music. Due to its versatility, several popular Bollywood songs have been composed using 'ragas'.

According to scientists, every object around you vibrates at a particular frequency. This includes your internal organs, any physical object surrounding you, and the musical instruments. These frequencies emitted by musical instruments can be utilized to resonate with your mind and emotions, thereby calming your inner storm. In a nutshell, sound is a type of meditational therapy. This therapy is something that every one of us can relate to and use to channel our emotions and positively transform them. It's safe to say that the relationship between the 'ragas' and 'taals' combined with the beats of the Tabla and the notes of the Sitar establish a sense of rhythm in your surroundings. This rhythm resonates with every cell of your body and transports you to a higher state of consciousness in your mind, body and soul.