The Classical Music of North India: The first years study
This is a book of and about the classical music of North India, among the oldest continual musical traditions of the world. Presented here is a small part of the musical legacy of one of the foremost families which has preserved and collected this ancient music and developed it to the highest standards: the Baba Allauddin Gharana of the Seni tradition. This volume introduces the great richness and variety of the different styles of music as taught by one of the century's greatest musicians, Ali Akbar Khan.
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alap Allauddin Khan Allauddin Khansahib ancient Asawari Asthai Baba Allauddin beats Bhairavi bhakti Bilawal century chalan chautal classical music concert court dha dha dhamar dhin dhrupad dhrupad style dim dim drum fast fixed composition gamak gandhara gharana guru Hindi instrumental music Jati jhala Kafi Kalyan Khammaj khyal kita komal learned light classical lyric Maihar melodic modern mood musicians North Indian notation ornaments patterns performance phrase pitch play practice rag's raga ragmala Ravi Shankar rendering rhythm rhythmic sampurn Sargam sarod scale shuddh sing sitar song sung tabla tanpura tans Tansen Tarana teacher teaching tempo thät theka thumri tihai tintal Todi tradition Ustad vadi vilambit Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande vistars vocal words