Indian music has a very long and continuous tradition, which has accumulated its heritage over the centuries. It is an indispensable part of the activities of man’s everyday life. It is a spontaneous outcome of the human feelings and emotions in a melodious and rhythmic manner. Where words fail, music successfully conveys. Music plays a significant role in the lives of human beings.
Indian music has developed within a very complex interaction between different people of different races and cultures. It appears that the ethnic diversity of present day Indians has been there from the earliest of times. History of Indian music unfolds the verity that music gradually changed in shape and form. The geographical conditions in India and the cultural complex of its people have throughout remained important determinants in shaping its music. Indian music also changed its shape by external influences.
Certificate in Hindustani Music is to enable the learner to receive the basic knowledge of theory and practical aspects of Indian music. This will also enable the learner to realise that basically there was originally one music in our country. After passing through changes, it converted into two types of music — Hindustani and Karnatak.