This Book Introduces To Lay Readers The Basic Concepts Of Indian Music To Aid A Fuller Appreciation. Raga. Its Melodic Base, Is Examined First, With Scales And Figures Employed Where Necessary. Chapters On Tone And Rhythm Follow.The Many Forms Of Composition - Kheval, Thumri, Kriti - Are Explained Historically, And The Lives Of The Masters Briefly Touched Upon. Also Discussed Is The Folk Base Of Classical Music - Particularly The Devotional Forms That Abound. Folk And Concert Instruments Of A Wide Range Are Described, And Their Canons Of Classification Expounded.The Author Has Covered Hindustani And Karnatak Music; The Parallel Treatment Not Only Makes For Comprehensiveness, But Brings Out Common Features To The Benefit Of Those Familiar With Either System. The Approach Being Historical, The Study Of Evolving Codes And Canons Leads Naturally To A Consideration Of Music In The Modern Milieu.Illustrated With Over 80 Drawings, The Book Is Intended To Serve As A Primer For Those At Home And Abroad Who Seek The Enrichment India'S Ancient Music Offers.
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accepted ancient areas arrangement ascent beautiful become beginning called CDb Eb century characteristic classical closed common composer composition concert considered course covered created culture dance descent described developed devotional dhrupad drum elaboration example fact feeling followed four gamaka gharana give given grammar guru hand hence highly Hindustani music Hindustani raga important Indian music instruments interesting janaka Karnatak music Khan kheyal kind known later less lived Lord lower Ma Pa Dha means mela melodic musician natural notes origin pattern perhaps phrases played practice present raga-s regional religious rendering rhythm rhythmic Riº Sa Ri Ga Sa Riº scale seven simple singers singing song standard strings structure style sung tala tempo texts tone tradition units usually varieties various veena
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