Taan (music)

Taan (music)

"Taan" (Hindi: _hi. तान) is a virtuosic technique used in the performance of a vocal raga in Hindustani classical music. It involves the singing of very rapid melodic passages on the syllable "a."

It is similar to the technique "ahaat", used in Arabic music.

External links

* [http://www.hinduonnet.com/folio/fo0012/00120060.htm Article about "taan"]
* [http://www.santoor.com/glossary.html#T Definition of "taan"]

ee also

*Hindustani classical music
*Ahaat


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