Hindustani Music

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Item Code: IDD297
Publisher: National Book Trust, India
Author: Ashok D. Ranade
Language: English
Edition: 2002
ISBN: 8123721994
Pages: 173
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.2" x 5.5"
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About the Book

Detailing concepts, forms and structures, this book sets the stage for an informed appreciation of Hindustani music. Concepts of raga, tala and bandish; alap, tan, nom-tom and other such improvisatory techniques; forms such as dhrupad, khayal, dadra, thumri, tarana, ghazal, bhajan, and so on; major musical instruments and their forms; gharanas in vocal and instrumental music; and prominent theoreticians are all lucidly discussed, bringing out the essence, vitality, durability and richness of Hindustani music.

About the Author

Ashok Da. Ranade underwent rigorous training in Hindustani vocal music under Gajananrao Joshi, Laxmanrao Bidas, and B.R. Deodhar. He has held a number of important positions. He was the first Director of University Music Centre, Bombay (1968); Associated Director, Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology of the American Institute of Indian Studies (1983); Assistant Director, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Bombay (1984-93); Visiting Prof., Queen's University, Belfast (1989); National Lecturer, UGC (1990-91); and Lecturer, Tagore Choir, M.S. University, Vadodara (1991-95). He was honoured with the degree of Sangeetacharya (Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya Mandal). He has many publications, albums and multi-media presentations to his credit. He conducts courses and workshop in voice-culture, music-theory, theatre speech and allied activities. 



1. Music of India: Varieties and Features

2. Towards Hindustani Art Music:
          Before and After the Middle Ages

3. Raga, Tala and Bandish

4. Techniques of Elaboration

5. Forms of Music
          Vocal Art Music
          Vocal Light Music

6. Instruments and Instrumental Music

7. Gharana-s and their Contribution
          Major Gharana-s in Hindustani Vocal Music
          Major Gharana-s in Hindustani Instrumental Music

8. Some Major Theoreticians

9. Music for the Masses



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