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Musical Instruments of India

by S Krishnaswami

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Language

English

Publisher

Publications Division

ISBN

N/A - Year: 1993 - Pages: 56

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Paperback

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Author: S Krishnaswami
Publisher: Publications Division
Year: 1993
Language: English
Pages: 56
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A

Description

The polished, ivory-ornamented elegance of modern Indian musical instruments such as the veena, the sitar and the sarod affords little idea as to how primitive were the instruments from which they are descended. In fact, the main families of existing musical instruments can all be traced to various devices of primitive man to make music which sounded different from his own voice.

Amongst the commonly accepted main classes of instruments, namely the string, the wind and the percussion, the last mentioned has the earliest origin. Every variety of percussion instrument contributes rhythm and dynamism to whatever type of music it accompanies.

Rhythm comes naturally to man, since everything in creation moves to it. It is man’s oldest impulse. The ceremonial dancing of primitive man was a great outlet for his emotions, both when experiencing pleasure and when appeasing the God he feared. The basic impulse of rhythm in him led him to standardize the various forms of emotional expression he was familiar with and to create and design rhythmic instruments.

Contents

PART ONE
Historical Background

PART TWO
Descriptive Notes

Tambura
Bin (Northern Veena)
Veena
Sitar
Surbahar
Sarod
Surshringar
Vichitra Veena
Gottuvadyam
Rabab
Sarangi
Violin
Dilruba
Esraj
Mandar Bahr
Santur
Flute
Shahnai
Nagaswaram
Jaltarang
Kasht-tarang
Kanch-Tarang
Mridanga
Packhawaj
Tabla
Khanjira
Tavil
Ghatam
Morchang
Gettuvadyam
Tuntune
Ektara
Ravanhatho
Gopichand
Anand Lahari
Shankh
Ayarkuzhal
Magudi
Shringa
Alghoza
Nagara
Shuddha maddalam
Chenda
Dhol
Khol
Tumbaknari
Urumi
Huruk
Pambai
Kirikatti
Damaru
Udukku
Timila
Duff
Brahmatalam
Manjira
Chimta

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