This book is a compilation of the articles related to research on Music therapy. The Prime aim of the work is to acquire enough records and data in support of the work done and to be done in the field of music therapy in India & abroad. It contains 27 research papers from different fields of music therapy. Elaborated articles on the Origin, Evolution, Trends and future prospect of music therapy have been included to give a transparent picture of music therapy world. The reader may find unique information regarding various disciplines of music therapy written by the renowned experts of Music therapy and its practical applications in our life. These edited articles have something new to add in the dimension of traditional ways of healing and newer therapeutic techniques. This edition will be very useful for researchers, Music lovers, teachers, students and music therapists who have interest in music therapy.
Dr. Lovely Sharma is a Sitarist and Musicologist of International repute. She is the first D.Litt. awardee in Sitar. She has been recipient of Barsari Scholarship and National Scholarship. After receiving Gold medal in M.A. (music) she has never looked back. She did her Ph.D. degree from M.S. University, Baroda under the guidance of eminent Tabla player Prof. S.K. Saxena. Dr. Sharma immediately got opportunity to join music department of D.E.I. University as a lecturer in 1987. since 1997 she is the senior most Ph.D. holder in her department.
Due to her global recognition, she has been invited at various international forums as a music therapist (Australia in 2005, Sweden in 2006, Italy and Argentina in 2008). She has been honored as a Sitarist by Iran Art Academy, Iran. She was also invited for an international conference held in Malaysia as Music Educationalist as well as Sitarist. Hence she had to work hard continuously to give justice to all the recognition which sharpened her skills and expertise to such an extent that she is today an internationally renowned personality in the field of Hindustani Classical music.
The articles appearing here are collected and edited from the proceedings of an International conference entitled "Trends in Music Therapy Today" on 13th August,2008 at D.P.S Agra organised by Kriti Kala Sansthan. The theme of the Conference was 'Trends in music therapy today' and the objective of the conference had been to encourage discussion in the field of music therapy to provide new ideas and directions in this field. In this conference, a great amount of enthusiasm was noticed among the Scholars, faculty members and experts. This was evident from the number of research papers (Sixty) which were submitted for this conference and the screening committee had a tough time in scrutinizing them. In all 40 papers were selected for presentation. However in the present volume the reader will find only 27 research papers. Many constrains are responsible for this, the main being financial but we're sincerely worked together behind the publication of these papers in a book form. But due to the huge expenditure on the shoulder of the organizing committee, we have been forced to restrict the number of published paper to 27 only. We will try our best to publish the remaining papers in the future edition of this book. It is hoped that this edition will, in its own 'modest way, contribute towards a greater understanding of research in music therapy and perhaps even lead to attempt at reviving some of the unknown treasures of Indian Music.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all the contributors who have taken pains to send their papers. Special thanks to Dr. R.K Mittal,Ex. Principal Secretary, Govt. of U.P., who inspired me to undertake this task and to Pt. Debasis Chakroborty, renowned classical guitarist and secretary of KKS who worked hard to help me for editing this book. I would also like to thank Dr. S.N.Sharma, Retd. Reader Psychology Department, RBS College, Agra and Dr. Pushpa Srivastava, Retd. Reader, Kendnya Hindi Sansthan, Agra. I am particularly indebted, not only for the honor of coordinating this conference, but also for the immense amount of information that I have acquired, in the process of editing these papers.
**Contents and Sample Pages**
North Indian Music (279)
Original Texts (59)
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