Indian Music

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Taylor & Francis, 1995 - Music - 172 pages
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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Contents

Foreword vii
1
Svara Moorcchana and Mela
22
TalaThe Rhythmic Cycle
38
The Border Lines
78
Instruments
94
In Retrospect
141
Glossary
155
Index
171
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