Hindustani: Music History, Theory & Singers


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In which country is Hindustani music NOT native?

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1. Which culture most influenced Hindustani music, of those listed?

2. What is the closest Western equivalent of the Sargan in Hindustani music?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you quickly assess what you know about Hindustani music, including its origins, influences, and major characteristics. Some of the things you'll be quizzed on include the closest Western equivalent of the Sargan and the culture that most influenced Hindustani music.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These learning tools will test you on the following:

  • Countries where Hindustani music is native
  • Culture that most influenced Hindustani music
  • Closest Western equivalent of the Sargan
  • Western artists who were influenced by Ravi Shankar
  • Innovation that led to the mass popularity of Hindustani music

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Hindustani music
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Indian musical traditions in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the popularity of Hindustani music and its influence on Western artists

Additional Learning

To learn more about this type of music, review the corresponding lesson on Hindustani Music. This lesson cover the following objectives:

  • Learn about Hindustani music
  • Discuss the musical traditions of India
  • Explore the influence of Hinduism and Islam on Hindustani music
  • Discuss technical aspects of the genre
  • Learn about famous Hindustani musicians