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A Practical Guide to North Indian Classical Vocal Music

This book is a step-by-step practical guide to North Indian music. With the help of this book, the reader can understand the basic aspects of North Indian music and learn to appreciate it better. It describes the ten basic of North Indian classical music. It also gives instructions on how to sing and how to play the musical instruments. This book describes the tonal patterns and the tonal embellishments.

Agamas in Indian Dramatics and Musicology

In the ancient lexicons of Vedic and classical periods, the influence of Agama has been parliamentary and pivotal. Natyaveda by

Essays in Indian Ethnomusicology

The book represents a major attempt to place music in India in wider perspectives offered by numerous music-traditions which deal

Fundamentals of Hindustani Classical Music

This approach Fundamentals of Hindustani Classical Music is aimed for readers who have some elementary knowledge of Hindustani Music, but wish to delve deeper into the subject to understand the science and art of music. This book essentially aims at explaining to the reader all aspects of Indian music through simple language.

Hindustani Music

The book makes complex musicological concepts accessible to non-academic readers, and contributes significantly to widening the understanding of contemporary trends in Hindustani music. Written by an author of impeccable credentials as a musician, researcher, and author, this book is a very significant addition to the body of authoritative writing on 20th century Hindustani music.

Hindustani Music and The Aesthetic Concept of Form

It is for the first time that this monograph examines the concept of form in Hindustani classical music. In this

Hindustani Music Today

Stating that Hindustani music should be rightly termed ''Art music'' and not ''classical music'', the book begins by discussing the features of Art music and presents an approach to appreciating Hindustani music. It provides a detailed understanding of the components of the raga experience in Hindustani music, including their time theory and the role of Gharanas of the musical tradition.

Hindustani Ragas Index

Hindustani Raga-s Index will prove quite useful to all musicians, scholars and students of music who need to consult the main contemporary Devanagari texts on Raga-s descriptions, compositions and Vistara-s. Browsing through the many tables of contents of these works in order to extract required information, is a time-consuming activity and Moutal's book, although non- exhaustive, will be a tremendous time-saver for consultation.

Hindustani Sangeet And a Philosopher of Art

The book is decidedly the very first of its kind. It seeks to weigh some basic facts and concepts of Hindustani sangeet (music, rhythm and Kathak dance) against the art theories of Susanne K. Langer, an eminent aesthetician of the recent past; But now here without meticulious attention to the text of her writings. In the chapter on music, while discussing  Langer's emphasis on 'commanding form' in a total performance, the author proposes a quit new  defination of raga which seeks to integrate the various points in its traditional characterizations. The third chapter too, which deals with Langer's view of rhythm, is not merely explanatory, but ventures to propose a fresh and fairly defensible definition of rhythm.

Khayal Vocalism

Khayal Vocalism: Continuity Within Change presents stylistic perspectives on the music nineteen modern and contemporary Khayal vocalists, representing various legacies which

Music of the Nations

The Music of the Nations is a comparative study of music and musical systems of the civilized nations of the world. Besides, music of India was not limited within the corners of India, but it crossed the borders of India, and contributed her art and culture to other countries. The Buddhist age was a golden one, and in this age, India had a contact with Mesopotemia.

NAD Understanding Raga Music

This book is perhaps the first comprehensive guide to understanding all the aspects and finer nuances of Hindustani classical music. It is aimed at the serious listner, that is some one who may not have had any formal lessons himself in this performing art, but who, nevertheless, has picked up an initial interest on listening to classical music, and is, therefore, seeking to know more about its underlying structure, system and traditions. By explaining in a straightforward and extremely readable style, the basic features of Indian music, how time and melody are structured, the main principles of raga delineation and development, and the various genres and styles of vocal as well as instrumental performances, the book aims to enhance the serious listener's understanding of Hindustani music, and heighten his appreciation of this art form.