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Music and Musical Instruments of India (In Color)
Music and Musical Instruments of India (In Color)
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Introduction
Going into the detailed chapters of India music, we find that most of the legendary musicians of India have devoted their entire lives in attaining a spiritual high through heir music. Each one adopted music as a path to reach their eternal self, their peace.

The myth surrounding the origin of music in India is that during the transitional period over the ages, people lost their way and took to unethical and wrongful ways. There was violence, betrayal, and animosity all over the country. Seeing the plight of humans, the Gods were deeply distressed. There seemed no solution in sight till they approached the creator of the world, Lord Brahma, to rescue them from this mayhem. It is then that the supreme creator entrusted the divine gift of music to the sage Narada in order to bestow peace and amend the evil ways of humanity.

Narada Muni, as he is fondly called, was a divine traveller and a devotee of Lord Vishnu. This mythological sage could travel easily between earth, heaven, and the universal space, three worlds. He had a way with words that made him an amusing and fascinating being. It was his engaging style of narration that made him the first mortal recipient of the divine and celestial gift of music.

Apart from this mythological tale surrounding its origin, music has also been a medium for expressing religious and cultural beliefs since times unknown.

One cannot overlook its gigantic presence as the very backbone of fun and entertainment. India has numerous ethnic groups comprising of different dialects, culture and languages that make it one of oldest and the most vibrant of music cultures in the world.

Music in India has developed over the centuries. It has been an integral part of Indian tradition right from the Vedic era. It developed through a mixture of races and cultures. The many foreign invasions made into this country carved a way to learn about other cultures to the world. In fact, many such invaders chose to make this fascinating country India their home. Gradually, the social interaction among various races helped in an interchange of culture, rituals and practices. This led to the birth of a vast range in India music.

The range in Indian music is so vastly diversified that it is difficult to enlist them together. While the music in India is based on some basic notes and rhythm, yet the difference is obvious in their application. However, they can be broadly classified as traditional or folk, popular music and classical music.

Back of The Book
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 legend sages of the learned sage Narada to the ancient remains of the world’s oldest civilisation. It has evolved over the ages, and today 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 Indian music and musicians. It would 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 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 India5
Introduction
2.Evolution of Music7
3.Classification of Music9
Classical music
Origin of Hindustani music, origin of Carnatic music
Folk music
Popular music
4.Musical Instruments11
Percussion Instruments
Drum, Tabla, Mridangam, Pakhawaj, Dholak, Nagada, Dholki, Kanjira, Tavil, Pung, Damaru, Chenda, Edakka, Mizhav or Mizhavu
Wind 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 Instrument: Sarangi, Violin, Dilruba, Pena
Western Instruments
Synthesizer, Electric guitar, Electronics drums, Electronics Keyboard, Guitar, Banjo, Mouth organ or Harmonica, Piano
5.Elements of 27
Raag
Thaat
Samay (Time)
Taal: Tali, Khali, Vibhag
Matra
Bol
Theka
Laya
Sam
Avartan
6.Indian Vocal Traditions
Hinduistani Classical Gayaki (Vocal)
Kheyal, Bhajan, Tarana, Dhrupad, Dhammar, Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Geet, Qawaali, Kirtan or Dhun, Shabad
Carnatic Sangeet
Folk Music
Film music
world music
7.India’s Music Maestros41
Vocalists
Tansen, Amir Khusrau Dehlavi, Pandit V.D. Paluskar, Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Pandit Omkar Nath Thakur, Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Shri Ramnad Krishnan, M.S. Subbalkshmi, 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. Siagal, Suraiya, Mohamad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishor Kumar, Asha Bhonsle
8.Music Festival of India62
Tansen Music Festival
Thyagaraja Music Festival
Sawaj Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav
Saptak Music Festival
ITC Sangeet Sammelan
Dover Lane Music Festival
Chembai Music Festival

Music and Musical Instruments of India (In Color)

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Introduction
Going into the detailed chapters of India music, we find that most of the legendary musicians of India have devoted their entire lives in attaining a spiritual high through heir music. Each one adopted music as a path to reach their eternal self, their peace.

The myth surrounding the origin of music in India is that during the transitional period over the ages, people lost their way and took to unethical and wrongful ways. There was violence, betrayal, and animosity all over the country. Seeing the plight of humans, the Gods were deeply distressed. There seemed no solution in sight till they approached the creator of the world, Lord Brahma, to rescue them from this mayhem. It is then that the supreme creator entrusted the divine gift of music to the sage Narada in order to bestow peace and amend the evil ways of humanity.

Narada Muni, as he is fondly called, was a divine traveller and a devotee of Lord Vishnu. This mythological sage could travel easily between earth, heaven, and the universal space, three worlds. He had a way with words that made him an amusing and fascinating being. It was his engaging style of narration that made him the first mortal recipient of the divine and celestial gift of music.

Apart from this mythological tale surrounding its origin, music has also been a medium for expressing religious and cultural beliefs since times unknown.

One cannot overlook its gigantic presence as the very backbone of fun and entertainment. India has numerous ethnic groups comprising of different dialects, culture and languages that make it one of oldest and the most vibrant of music cultures in the world.

Music in India has developed over the centuries. It has been an integral part of Indian tradition right from the Vedic era. It developed through a mixture of races and cultures. The many foreign invasions made into this country carved a way to learn about other cultures to the world. In fact, many such invaders chose to make this fascinating country India their home. Gradually, the social interaction among various races helped in an interchange of culture, rituals and practices. This led to the birth of a vast range in India music.

The range in Indian music is so vastly diversified that it is difficult to enlist them together. While the music in India is based on some basic notes and rhythm, yet the difference is obvious in their application. However, they can be broadly classified as traditional or folk, popular music and classical music.

Back of The Book
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 legend sages of the learned sage Narada to the ancient remains of the world’s oldest civilisation. It has evolved over the ages, and today 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 Indian music and musicians. It would 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 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 India5
Introduction
2.Evolution of Music7
3.Classification of Music9
Classical music
Origin of Hindustani music, origin of Carnatic music
Folk music
Popular music
4.Musical Instruments11
Percussion Instruments
Drum, Tabla, Mridangam, Pakhawaj, Dholak, Nagada, Dholki, Kanjira, Tavil, Pung, Damaru, Chenda, Edakka, Mizhav or Mizhavu
Wind 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 Instrument: Sarangi, Violin, Dilruba, Pena
Western Instruments
Synthesizer, Electric guitar, Electronics drums, Electronics Keyboard, Guitar, Banjo, Mouth organ or Harmonica, Piano
5.Elements of 27
Raag
Thaat
Samay (Time)
Taal: Tali, Khali, Vibhag
Matra
Bol
Theka
Laya
Sam
Avartan
6.Indian Vocal Traditions
Hinduistani Classical Gayaki (Vocal)
Kheyal, Bhajan, Tarana, Dhrupad, Dhammar, Thumri, Dadra, Ghazal, Geet, Qawaali, Kirtan or Dhun, Shabad
Carnatic Sangeet
Folk Music
Film music
world music
7.India’s Music Maestros41
Vocalists
Tansen, Amir Khusrau Dehlavi, Pandit V.D. Paluskar, Vishnu Narayan Bhatkhande, Pandit Omkar Nath Thakur, Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Shri Ramnad Krishnan, M.S. Subbalkshmi, 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. Siagal, Suraiya, Mohamad Rafi, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishor Kumar, Asha Bhonsle
8.Music Festival of India62
Tansen Music Festival
Thyagaraja Music Festival
Sawaj Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav
Saptak Music Festival
ITC Sangeet Sammelan
Dover Lane Music Festival
Chembai Music Festival
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