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Author: Ram Avtar Vir
Publisher: Pankaj Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81871`55221
A Help-Guide, this book has been written for music lovers to learn and play the popular instrument Harmonium. The easy step-by-step direction guides the reader from basics of understanding the instrument to teaching fingering, learning the scale and octaves.
Harmonium is a foreign musical instrument. When the Europeans took over the reign of India in their hands, they brought several instruments like Piano, Organ, Violin and Harmonium etc., with them. The Harmonium is such an instrument that needs no tuning like other stringed instruments. Besides, the setting of keys of this instrument is so simple that one can fix every key according to the pitch of voice and play it easily. So, in a very short period the Harmonium became so popular in India that its sound was heard in every corner of the country from poor cottage to the royal palace. In historical music, too, it was played with Sarangi instrument in theaters.
People are fond of playing film songs. The author has explained the basic principles of playing tunes on Harmonium in an easy way. If a student of music tries to study and play according to the directions, he will not find any difficulty to play film tunes. The book carries illustrations of the sitting positions, handling of Harmonium, using fingers on keys and handling of bellows according to the tune of songs.
A Help-Guide, this book has been written for music lovers to learn and play the popular instrument Harmonium. The easy step-by-step direction guides the reader from basics of understanding the instrument to teaching fingering, learning the scale and octaves. The background preparation mentioned above leads you into explanation of Hindustani notation. You learn to read and interpret the notation on the Harmonium and begin to play your favorite songs.
Handling of Harmonium
Movement of Fingers
Using of Bellows
Harmonium and Its Parts
Type of Harmonium
Brief Outlines of Indian Music Theory
Rhythm or Speed, Time and Rhythm
Thekas of Tabla
Thekas of Tabla
Indian Music Notation on Harmonium
Tune of Natural Scale
Sharp Note Exercise
Tune of Sharp Note
Combined Notation System
Film Songs with Combined Notations
TOP HIT SONGS
Tirchi Topi Wale
Bazigar O Bazigar
Jado Teri Nazar
Ek Ladki ko dekha
Dekha hai pehli bar
Saat Samundar Par