Author: Vijay Shanker MishraForeword/Introduction: Padma Vibhushan Pt. Ram NarayanPublisher: Publication DivisionYear: 2015Language: EnglishPages: 307ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788123018805
This book elucidates the foundations of the theoretical and historical concepts associated with Tabla. It presents a comprehensive compendium on the subject in the light of well-researched historical facts and sound analysis.It throws new light on the origin and development of Tabla, drawing significantly from the author's original research on the topic. Besides, a detailed study of the genealogical and technical aspects of the six acknowledged schools or gharanas, the author has painstakingly collected the names of the younger generation of practitioners, the torchbearers of their respective traditions. The book contains a rich repertoire of compositions from various schools of Tabla. Beginners as well as fairly advanced students, practitioners, academics and even researchers will find many interesting facts and useful material throughout the book. It also pays a tribute to many legendary Tabla maestros, whose lives and struggles are truly inspirational. The author, Pandit Vijay Shanker Mishra is an eminent musicologist of the Banaras gharana. He is considered as an expert on the subject and has written extensively on the subject. He has also authored five books and has been honored with a number of prestigious awards and positions in the field of music. His in-depth knowledge of the nuances and intricacies of the subject is clearly reflected in the book.
ContentsThe Table of TablaTable TerminologyGharanas of TablaThe Nuances of TaalArt of Keeping TimeTaals and their ThekasThe Science of SoundThe Legends of Music