Definition of Style in Music

Introduction

This study is intended to present a comparative analysis of the styles of three leading female singers in the domain of Hindustani Classical Music. The three artistes are Vidushi Dr. Prabha Atre hailing from the Kirana School, Vidushi Dr. Kishori Amonkar who started her career as a torchbearer of the enigmatic Jaipur-Atrauli School, but later switched to define her own style in a rather open manner; and finally Vidushi Dr. Veena Sahasrabuddhe representing a very prominent branch of the Gwalior School.