Author: George RuckertAli Akbar Khan/Editor(s): Ali Akbar KhanPublisher: Munshiram ManoharlalYear: 2004Language: EnglishPages: 367ISBN/UPC (if available): 812150872X
This is a book of and about the classical music of North India, among the oldest continual musical tradition of the world. Presented here is a small part of the musical legacy of one of the foremost families which has preserved and collected this ancient music and developed it to the highest standards: the Baba Allauddin Gharana of the Seni tradition. This volume introduces the great riches and variety of the different styles of music as taught by one of the century’s greatest musicians, Ali Akbar Khan.
Photographs Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Getting Started Notation Guide to Pronunciation The Musi Bhairav Bhairavi Asawari Alhaiya Bilawal Todi Kafi Khammaj Kalyan Kalayan Puriya Dhanashri Marwa Exercises Rhythm and Tal Biographies Allauddin Khansahib All Akbar Khansahib Manners among Musicians Theory Theory of Rag Classification of Rag Mood and Effect Ornamentation Form Form Dhrupad Khyal Light classical music Instrumental music History Major Treatises Language Language and Iyric Glossary Bibliography Sources for publications Index ofFirst Lines Index