The Best of Nepali Folk Music: Instrumental Edition
If you are a fan of Nepali music, you will love this collection of the best folk songs from Nepal. This instrumental edition is perfect for relaxing or studying.
Introduction to Nepali Folk Music
Nepali folk music is the traditional music of the Nepali people, who are indigenous to the Himalayan region. The music is characterized by its use of traditional instruments and its focus on vocal harmonies. The lyrics of Nepali folk songs often center around themes of love, loss, and nature.
The sound of Nepali folk music is unique and instantly recognizable. The use of traditional instruments such as the sarangi (a type of string instrument), the dotara (a type of lute), and the madal (a type of drum) gives Nepali folk music its characteristic sound. The focus on vocal harmonies is another important element of Nepali folk music.
One of the most popular genres of Nepali folk music is lok geet. Lok geet are traditional songs that are typically sung by groups of people. These songs often have a message or moral lesson that is intended to teach listeners about Nepal’s rich culture and history. Another popular genre of Nepali folk music is called jagar. Jagar are traditional songs that are sung by one person, typically a woman. These songs often tell stories about the singer’s life or about Nepal’s history and mythology.
If you’re interested in experiencing the unique sound of Nepali folk music, be sure to check out some of the best-known artists in the genre, such as Puspa Devi Gurung, Karna Rajbhandari, and Tara Devi Bhandari. You can also find many excellent examples of Nepali folk music on YouTube.
The Different Types of Nepali Folk Music
Nepali folk music is some of the most unique and beautiful music in the world. There are many different types of Nepali folk music, each with their own distinctive sound. The most popular type of Nepali folk music is Instrumental music.
The Sarangi is a Nepali folk music instrument which is played with a bow. It consists of four strings which are tuned in perfect fourths. This instrument is very popular in the Kathmandu valley and is often used as an accompaniment for dances and songs.
Dotara is a string instrument with a long neck and two to five strings. It is mainly used in folk music in Nepal. It is also known as Dutar, Dotar, or Dobrache.
The Dotara originated in the Middle East and came to Nepal through India. It is believed to have been introduced to Nepal in the 12th century by Sufi saint Shah Talim Uddin. The instrument was further developed in Nepal and became an important part of Nepali folk music.
Dotara is played with a plectrum made from bone, horn, or wood. The strings are plucked with the right hand while the left hand hold the frets. The player can change the pitch of the Dotara by pressing down on the string with their left hand at different points along the neck.
Dotara is used in many different types of Nepali folk music, including wedding songs, love songs, lok geet (folk songs), and bhajans (devotional songs).
The sarinda is a traditional Nepali folk instrument. It is a member of the lute family and is thought to have originated in India. The sarinda has two strings and is played with a bow. It is used to play both religious and secular music, and can be found in all parts of Nepal.
The madal is a traditional Nepali folk instrument that is often used in religious ceremonies. It is a percussion instrument that is played with two sticks, and it produces a very distinct sound. Madals are usually made from wood, and they come in different sizes. The largest madal is called the dholak madal, and it is usually played by two people.
The Best of Nepali Folk Music: Instrumental Edition
Nepali folk music is some of the most beautiful and unique music in the world. The melodies are incredibly catchy and the instruments used are incredibly diverse. This album is a collection of some of the best Nepali folk music, performed by some of the most talented musicians in Nepal.
The sarangi is a Nepali folk music instrument which is mainly used in central and western Nepal. It is made out of wood and has four strings which are played with a bow. The sarangi is also known as the ‘king of folk instruments’ due to its ability to imitate the human voice.
This Nepali instrumental music CD features some of the best Sarangi players from Nepal. The tracks included are:
1. Bahadur Gandharva – Raga Puriya Dhanasari
2. Ram Narayan – Raga Shivaranjani
3. Hussain Sheikh – Raga Bageshwari
4. Gopal Krishna – Raga Mishra Piloo
The Dotara is a traditional Nepali string instrument with a long neck and two strings. It is said to have originated in India, and it is often played by folk musicians in Nepal. The Dotara is usually made of wood, and it can be played with a plectrum or with the fingers.
The Sarinda is a traditional Nepali folk instrument. It is a string instrument with a long neck and a resonator box. The Sarinda is usually played with a bow, and sometimes with plucking or strumming. It is used in religious and folk music, and has been used in film and popular music.
The madal is a two-stringed, bowed instrument that is commonly used in Nepal. It is believed to have originated in Tibet, and it has become an important part of Nepali folk music. The madal is usually made of wood, and it is played with a bow. The sound of the madal is very similar to that of the sarangi, another popular Nepali instrument.