Consider the following differences between Hindustani Music and Carnatic Music:

  1. While Hindustani music is raga based, Carnatic is kriti-based
  2. While Hindustani music is mostly accompanied by sarangi, Carnatic music is mostly accompanied by violin

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
While the Hindustani music is based on ragas, Carnatic music is kriti-based. While the sarangi is a major accompaniment in Hindustani, the violin reigns in Carnatic.

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