Author: Madhumita Duta
Publisher: Star Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9781905863297
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.
1.MUSIC OF INDIA
2.EVOLUTION OF MUSIC
3. CLASSIFICATION OF MUSIC
Origin of Hindustani Music
Origin of Carnatic Music
Mizhav or Mizhavu
Bansuri and Venu
Pungi or Been
Shankh (Conch Shell)
Plucked Instruments: Sitar, Rabab, Sarod, Sarawasti Veena, Ektar, Tanpura (Tambura), Santoor, Gettuvadyam
BOW INSTRUMENTS: Sarangi, Violin, Dilruba, Pena
Synthesizer, Electric guitar, Electronic drums, Electronic Keyboard, Guitar, Banjo, Mouth organ or Harmonica, Piano
5. ELEMENTS OF CLASSICAL MUSIC
Taal: Tali, Khali, Vibhag
6. INDIAN VOCAL TRADITIONS
Hindustani Classical Gayaki (Vocal)
Kheyal, Bhajan, Tarana, Dhrupad, Dhammar, Thumri, Dadra,
Ghazal, geet, Qawwali, Kirtan or Dhun, Shabad
7. INDIA’S MUSIC MAESTROS
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.
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.
Kabir, Mirabai, Tulsidas Thyagaraja
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Iqbal Bano, Abeeda Parveen, Subha Mudgal
Sabri Brothers, Riffat Salamat
Begum Akhtar, Jagjit Singh, Ghulam Ali, Pankaj Udhas, Farida Khannum.
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