Hindi music came into its own in the year 1931. This year witnessed advent of Indian movies as well. India is an extremely diverse country with hundreds of languages and even more dialects. India has a rich tradition of folk songs. Existing since many centuries, Indian music first started with Vedic hymns. Bhajans and qwwalis were other forms of music in ancient India.
Hindi is the most spoken language of India and it won’t amount to exaggeration if it is said that movies are a way of life amongst Indian populace. Most popular form of Hindi songs is movie songs. Hindi songs have continued to excite people of the country. Initial period of Hindi songs was more focused on lyrics and singing abilities.
With advent of technology, more and more instruments were used in songs which helped in creating better songs effects. Famous Hindi singers are, K L Sehgal, Lata Mangeshkar, Mohammad Rafi, Kishore Kumar, Mukesh, Manna Dey, Asha Bhonsle among others.
Hindi music is a delectable mix of indigenous instruments and western instruments. Normally used instruments are, sitar, tabla, veena, sarod, sarangi, drums, violin, piano, mandolin etc.
Other popular genres include, rock, pop, hip-hop, classical, folk, remixed versions. Hindi songs are also popular in other Asian countries. Ghazals are also quite popular amongst a large number of music lovers.
Directory of Hindi Music, songs, Hindi mp3 downloads.
These are sites & cultural music resources which offer free Hindi songs, new releases, free Hindi mp3, movie songs, cultural folk songs, tribal music, Hindi music downloads online, lyrics databases etc. Some sites listed below may offer them free while some may charge a small fee to register to download their songs or mp3s. Always read their terms and conditions. Feel free to suggest us good, clean song & legal music resources.
Timesofmusic.com – Offers collection of music lyrics & songs collection.
Sanatansociety.com – offers religious Indian music and Hindi mp3 songs online..
Earthmusic.net – A site for Hindi song lovers. Comprehensive collection of Hindi movie song information on the web. you need to install the Devnagari Unicode set on your pc..
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