General Theory on Classical Indian Music

BOOK: THE CLASSICAL MUSIC OF INDIA - THE FIRST YEAR'S STUDY

The classical music of India - The first yera's study

Well-structured, easily accessible text on all practically relevant issues, glossary, 180 pages of useful exercises and inspiring vocal and instrumental compositions in ragas bhairava, bhairavi, asavari, todi, alahiya-bilaval, yaman, khamaj, kafi, puriya-daneshri and marwa in sargam notation. 367 p., hard cover, 19 b/w plates

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BUCH: RAVI SHANKAR - MY MUSIC, MY LIFE

Ravi Shankar, My Music, My Life

"My Music, My Life", die erste Autobiografie von Sitar-Legende Ravi Shankar von Ende der 60er Jahre, ist nicht nur persönliche Lebensgeschichte, sondern zugleich auch eine hervorragende Einführung in die indische Musik aus allererster Hand und eine Sammlung zahlreicher Technikübungen und musikalisch wunderbarer Etüden (Sargams) für Sitar in verschiedenen Ragas und Talas. Damit ist das Buch eines der besten Grundlagenwerke zur indischen Musik überhaupt. Obwohl "My Music, My Life" in den 70er Jahren sogar in deutscher Übersetzung erschienen war (wenn auch ohne den Praxisteil...), war es in den letzten Jahren leider komplett vom Buchmarkt verschwunden. Jetzt ist das Werk in den USA neu aufgelegt worden, und wir freuen uns sehr, es damit auch wieder anbieten zu können!
Mit einer Einführung von Yehudi Menuhin, einem neuen Vorwort von Philip Glass, vielen Fotos und einem neuen Kapitel "My Perspective Today".

180 Seiten, davon 55 Strings mit Übungs- und Sargamnotationen; Format: 20,50 x 25,50 cm kartoniert/broschiert

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THE RAGA GUIDE - A SURVEY OF 74 HINDUSTANI RAGAS

The Raga Guide - A survey to 74 hindustani Ragas

Published by Joep Bor
Book with 196 pages + 4 CDs with performances of Hariprasad Chaurasia - flute, Buddhadev Dasgupta - sarod, Shruti Sadolikar - female vocal, Vidyadhar Vyas - male vocal (total playing time: 5 hours 15 minutes).

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The Raga Guide is an introduction to Hindustani ragas, the melodic basis for the classical music of Northern India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. It is THE modern reference work for listeners and connoisseurs, students and scholars. Each of the 74 chosen ragas is presented by a brief historical description and a notation of its ascending and descending movements and of its most important phrases in Western notation as well as in Indian sargam notation. Most importantly each raga is also performed for 3 - 5 minutes on the accompanying CDs.

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Each performance comprises a short melodic introduction (alap) and a medium fast composition (gat or cheez) with tabla accompaniment and with some variations (tanas). The alap section is also transcribed in the book. Beyond that the book gives a general introduction to raga performance, 40 coloured plates of painted ragas (ragamala), a glossary and a bibliography.

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CD-ROM: RAGA - AN INTERACTIVE GUIDE INTO INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

RAGA - AN INTERACTIVE GUIDE INTO INDIAN CLASSICAL MUSIC

There are no subtitles on the DVD however there is a 20pg booklet with this DVD that translates all the songs to English.This CD-ROM offers a well-structured introduction into basic elements of Indian music, both North Indian / Hindustani and South Indian / Carnatic. 43 minutes of video in 24 modules explain about the concepts of raga, exploration, tala and concerts with lots of music examples. Thorough background information is given in a book section, again with audio examples. Another section, called samples, shows 54 North and South Indian ragas with scales, main notes and key phrases with demonstrations and classical as well as popular audio examples. "Raga" is a great choice for anybody looking for a systematical approach, which is technically well made and visually attractively presented!
System requirements: Multimedia PC with 486 or higher processor, (Pentium II or better version recommended), 32 MB RAM, CD-ROM drive >X4, Sound Card and speakers, SVGA 256 colour or better display (16 bit recommended), Windows 95 or higher

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