Author: Magic Software
Publisher: Magic Software
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8189532048
Over thirty minutes of video, hundreds of pictures, and hours of listening pleasure....indiaMusica is your multimedia guide to styles, instruments, personalitiesand the philosophy of Indian music. Listen to your favorite performers - Alla Rakha,Zakir Hussain, Amjad Ali Khan, Bhimsen Joshi, Bismillah Khan, Ravi Shankar, Shivkumar Sharma, Bade Gulam Ali Khan, Kumar Gandharva, Begum Akhtar, Kishori Amonkar... and many more.
Read their biographies and watch videos of concerts. This CD-ROM features all the maestros.
A variety of musical instruments - drum, solid, string and wind. You can view them upclose, identify different parts, learn about their origins, and listen to their unique sounds. Ragas and talas described in detail... You can actually listen to songs based on the raga of your choice.
Discover music's diverse forms. Everything you ever wanted to know aboutthumri, khayal, qawwali, ghazal, bhajan, shabad.... Select the music of yourchoice; trace its origin and evolution; sit back and enjoy an authentic renditionby a virtuoso.
An interactive initiation into Hindustani music - words like raga, tala, layaand alap explained in simple terms; the philosophy of music including thedivine aim of sangeet and the Guru-Shishya parampara; the origin of musicand its evolution...ll this and more to enhance the bonds between you - thediscerning listener -and your music.
The best in the Indian Multimedia scene. - Computers Today
Multimedia PC with 486 or higher processor (Pentium recommended)8 MB RAM (16 MB recommended) CD-ROM driveAudio CardHeadphones or speakersSVGA 256-color displayMicrosoft Windows 3.1 (or later) with 640 X 480 256-color display