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Let's Know Music & Musical Instruments of India
Let's Know Music & Musical Instruments of India

Let's Know Music & Musical Instruments of India

by Madhumita Duta

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English

Publisher

Star Publications

ISBN

9781905863297 - Year: 2008 - Pages: 56

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Hardcover

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Author: Madhumita Duta
Publisher: Star Publications
Year: 2008
Language: English
Pages: 56
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9781905863297

Description

Music in India evolved some thousands of years ago. It is one of the most important developments amongst other mystical evolutions in India, bearing an element of enigma and magic to its growth.

Music has found place in all aspects of Indian history and mythology – from the legendary sagas of the learned sage Narada to the ancient remains of the world’s oldest civilization. It has evolved over the ages, and today Indian music in its various forms stands out as a true ambassador of India and Indian culture. It has contributed significantly to international music. The beautiful blend of classical and the modern music trends have, and continue to enthrall and impress the audiences all over the world.

Music and Musical Instruments of India introduces one to the wonderful world of India music and musicians. It serve as a beginner’s guide for adults and children alike. Music in India has a spectacular range. Hence, it is very difficult to summarize everything that is music, in one book. Yet, it provides with well researched and scrutinized content, using simple and easy language to ensure complete perception for the reader.

The book describes musical instruments from the ancient period to the present day. It explains various elements of music, and different musical styles from classical to the most recent film music. It also gives from classical to the most recent film music. It also gives a brief biography of prominent musical maestros that have bejeweled Indian music over the centuries.

This book is a humble effort to satisfy the knowledge-seeking individual with an outline of all facets of Music in India.

Contents

1.MUSIC OF INDIA
Introduction

2.EVOLUTION OF MUSIC
3. CLASSIFICATION OF MUSIC
Classical Music
Origin of Hindustani Music
Origin of Carnatic Music
Folk Music
Popular Music

4.MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
Percussion Instruments
Drum
Tabla
Mridangam
Pakhawaj
Dholak
Nagada
Dholki
Kanjira
Tavil
Pung
Damaru
Chenda
Edakka
Mizhav or Mizhavu

WIIND INSTRUMENTS
Bansuri and Venu
Shehnai
Pungi or Been
Harmonium
Shankh (Conch Shell)
Nadaswaram
Kombu

STRING INSTRUMENTS
Plucked Instruments: Sitar, Rabab, Sarod, Sarawasti Veena, Ektar, Tanpura (Tambura), Santoor, Gettuvadyam
BOW INSTRUMENTS: Sarangi, Violin, Dilruba, Pena

WESTERN INSTRUMENTS
Synthesizer, Electric guitar, Electronic drums, Electronic Keyboard, Guitar, Banjo, Mouth organ or Harmonica, Piano

5. ELEMENTS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
Raag
Thaat
Samay (Time)
Taal: Tali, Khali, Vibhag
Matra
Bol
Theka
Laya
Sam
Avartan

6. INDIAN VOCAL TRADITIONS
Hindustani Classical Gayaki (Vocal)
Kheyal, Bhajan, Tarana, Dhrupad, Dhammar, Thumri, Dadra,
Ghazal, geet, Qawwali, Kirtan or Dhun, Shabad

Carnatic Sangeet
Folk Music
Film Music
World Music

7. INDIA’S MUSIC MAESTROS
VOCALISTS
Tansen, Aamir Khusrau Dehlavi, Pandit V.D. Paluskar, Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Pandit Omkar Nath Thakur, Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Shri Ramnad Krishnan, M.S. Subbalakshmi, Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna, Ustad Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Alla-Uddin Khan, Ustad Amir Khan, Kumar Gandharva, Pandit Jasraj, Siddheswari Devi, Kishori Amonkar, Ustad Rashid Khan.

INSTRUMENTALISTS
Vilayat Khan, Pandit Ravi Shankar, Ustad Bismillah Khan, Pandit Pannalal Ghosh, Zakir Hussain, Amjad Ali Khan, Hari Prasad Chausaria, Dr. L. Subramaniam, Lalgudi Jayaraman, Shahid Parvez.

BHAKTI SINGERS
Kabir, Mirabai, Tulsidas Thyagaraja

SUFI SINGERS
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Iqbal Bano, Abeeda Parveen, Subha Mudgal

QAWWALI SINGERS
Sabri Brothers, Riffat Salamat

GHAZAL SINGERS
Begum Akhtar, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Pankaj Udhas, Farida Khannum.

PLAYBACK SINGERS
K.L. Saigal, Suraiya, Mohammad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar, Asha Bhonsle.

8. MUSIC FESTIVALS OF INDIA
Tansen Music Festival
Tyagaraja Music Festival
Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav
Saptak Music Festival
ITC Sangeet Sammelan
Dover Lane Music Festival
Chembai Music Festival

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