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A Southern Music: The Karnatik Story

By T.M. Krishna

HarperCollins Publishers India, 2015. First edition. Softcover. New. 14 x 21 cm. Printed Pages: 588. NA


Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900-2000

By Kevin J. Wetmore,Jr Siyuan Liu,Erin B. Mee

Bloomsbury Publishing India, 2019. First edition. Softcover. New. 14 x 22 cm. Modern Asian Theatre and Performance 1900 – 2000 is a ground-breaking survey, tracking the advent of modern drama in Japan, India, China, Korea and Southeast Asia. It considers the shaping power of realism and naturalism, the influence of Western culture, the relationship between theatrical modernisation and social modernisation, and how theatre operates in contemporary Asian society. Organised by period, nation and region, each chapter provides: ·a historical overview of the culture; ·an outline of theatre history; ·a survey of significant playwrights, actors, directors, companies, plays and productions. With contributions from an international team of scholars, this authoritative introduction will uniquely equip students and scholars with a broad understanding of the modern theatre histories of Asia. Printed Pages: 304. NA


The Cambridge Companion to Singing (Series: Cambridge Companions to Music)
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The Cambridge Companion to Singing (Series: Cambridge Companions to Music)

By John Potter (Ed.)

Cambridge University Press, 2000. First edition. Softcover. New. Ranging from medieval music to Madonna and beyond, this is the only book to cover in detail so many aspects of the voice. Almost anything one wants to know about singing practices and singing styles can be found here in chapters that cover world music, rock, rap and jazz; European art song, ensemble singing, the English cathedral tradition and the choral movement in the US; Renaissance, Baroque and Classical singing treatises, contemporary vocal techniques, children`s choirs and the teaching of singing today. The contributors are leading international performers and specialists. Contents Part I. Popular Traditions: 1. Introduction: singing at the turn of the century John Potter 2. ‘Songlines`: vocal traditions in world music John Schaefer 3. Rock singing Richard Middleton 4. The evolving language of rap David Toop 5. Jazz singing: the first hundred years John Potter Part II. The Voice in the Theatre: 6. Stage and screen entertainers in the twentieth century Stephen Banfield 7. Song into theatre: the beginnings of opera John Rosselli 8. Grand opera: nineteenth-century revolution and twentieth-century tradition John Rosselli Part III. Choral Music and Song: 9. European art song Stephen Varcoe 10. English cathedral choirs in the twentieth century Timothy Day 11. Sacred choral music in the United States: an overview Neely Bruce 12. Some notes on choral singing Heikki Liimola Part IV. Performance Practices: 13. Ensemble singing: a basic guide John Potter 14. The voice in the Middle Ages Joseph Dyer 15. Renaissance, Baroque and Classical singing treatises Richard Wistreich 16. Alternative voices: contemporary singing techniques Linda Hirst and David Wright 17. The teaching (and learning) of singing David Mason 18. Children’s singing Felicity Laurence 19. Where does the sound come from? Johan Sundberg. Printed Pages: 296. Cambridge Companion to Singing (Series: Cambridge Companions to Music)John Potter (Ed.)9780521627092


Yours in Music: A Graphic Autobiography

By Pandit Ravi Shankar

Wisdom Tree, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. New. In this graphic novel, join the inimitable Sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar on his soul stirring journey through life. From being a sensitive, unsure young boy in the bylanes of Banaras, Shankar became one of the greatest global ambassadors of Indian music. Challenges, opportunities, hurdles, friendships, grief, joy, hard work and dedication form the mosaic of Pandit ji`s compelling portrait. But above all, it`s his belief in himself and the unmitigated surrender to his art that characterises his intense lifelong sadhna. Printed Pages: 120. NA


Nityasumangali: Devadasi Tradition in South India

By Saskia C. Kersenboom

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2011. 3rd edition. Softcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. The phenomenon of the devadasi has suffered greatly from faulty, culture-bound evaluations. The present monograph does not aim at judging these earlier evaluations, nor does it claim to give a `truly objective` description of what the devadasi tradition was; it rather tries to follow the inherent mode of thought, namely, what the devadasi tradition meant within the frame of Hinduism, and its transformation into a living cultural phenomenon functioning significantly in the context of the Hindu t Printed Pages: 226. NA


Pitch Analysis in South Indian Music: with a Critical Examination of the Theory of 22 Sruti-s

By Madhu Mohan Komaragiri

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2013. First edition. Hardcover. New. 19 x 25 cm. This book embodies the pioneering doctoral research work of Madhu Mohan Komaragiri. This is the first time a comprehensive pitch analysis is presented in South Indian music holistically combining ancient Sanskrit musical treatises, medieval and modern musicological interpretations, neuro-physiological hearing process and psycho-acoustical pitch perception corroborated with computer pitch analysis of actual audio samples specifically recorded for the purpose of this research. This contribution is significant and original. In his bold and critical analysis, the author shows why the theories of 22 sruti-s are inapplicable to the system of raga music. He explains why sruti is not quantifiable. The modern theories based on Western tuning concepts and mathematics, that place the 22 sruti-s among the various raga-s have been completely debunked. The fluidity of svara has been clearly demonstrated with multiple characteristic Pitch Profiles of svara-s that are context-dependent. The author talks about intonation guided by the psycho-physiologically driven tonotopic organization in the primary auditory cortex in the brain. He highlights the non-acoustical dynamics variability in intonation, influenced by perception. In line with this analysis, concepts such as the octave, intervals, scales, modal shift of tonic, and consonance have been freshly re-examined. The author explains the fundamental concepts lucidly while clearing some widespread myths. This book is indispensable for research scholars and valuable for students. The general reader will find this informative book quite stimulating. Printed Pages: 238. NA


Music and Temples: A Ritualistic Approach

By L. Annapoorna

Sundeep Prakashan, 2003. First edition. Hardcover. New. 23 x 29 cm. India is studded with gigantic temple facinating in their beauty and imposing in their appearance. Now, what is the exact role of the idol or image in a temple in the practice if Hinduism? The view accepted by the majority of Hindus is that it is a symbol of God, and an aid to the mind of the devotee to concentrate itself on the divine and become one with it. Prayer and worship are directed in fact, not to the ideal as such, but to the spiritual power which directs the universe and is conceived by the worshipper in the particular form that makes a special appeal to him. The ideal is only a concrete symbol meant to aid the concentration of his mind. This is what the concept of this work relating to Music in particular. The study on the present theme has two specific purpose of establishing the importance that a music compositions could evolve in projecting the underlined relation of music and temples. The other purpose was that though a composition is meant to express the devotional fervour in a bhakta, the ksetra krtis analyzed so far have brought out a theme of preserving the historical data of a temple-through music compositions. Whereas an ordinary Krti has the sole purpose of praising the glory of the God or the Goddesses, Ksetra Krtis has the twin purpose of the preserving for posterity the data of a temple and the devotional theme of the master piece. Therefore, the music world are beholden to the great composers for theirexcellent ksetra krtis but for them the importance of music in recreating the historical impulse would have been lost. Prologue 1. Development of Religion in Temples 2. History of Temples in South India 3. Music and Temples 4. Musical Analysis of Temple Krtis I - Tyagaraja 5. Musical Analysis of Temple Kritis II - Syama Sastri 6. Musical Analysis of Temple Krtis III - Muthuswami Diksitar 7. Musical Analysis of Temple Kritis IV : i King Shahaji ii Margadarsi Sesayyangara iii Swati Tirunal Maharaja iv Vina Kuppayyar v. Tanjore quartette vi. Muthiah Bhagavathar vii. Papanasam Sivan 8. Tulsivanam 9. Epilogue Printed Pages: 255. Music and Temples: A Ritualistic ApproachL. Annapoorna9788175740907


Dynamics of Indian Folk Music

By Mohan Pandey

Cyber Tech Publications, 2012. Hardcover. New. Every public ceremony and every important act in an Indian`s life was accompanied by song. For each ceremony there existed a special class or type of song and songs for individual celebrations were similarly classified. An Indian can determine at once the class of a stage song by the rhythm of the music. In structure, the Indian song follows the out line of the form which obtains in our own music--a short melodic phrase built on related tones which are denominate chord lines, repeated with ore or less variation, grouped into clauses and correlated into periods. The compass of songs varies from one to three octaves. Some songs have no words, vocables being used instead and when once set to a melody they are never changed. Plural singing is generally in unison, on the plains and else where the women using a high, reedy falsetto tone an octave above the male singers. [from Blurb] Contents Preface 1. Introduction 2. Music of India 3. Hindustani Classical Music 4. Folk Musical Instruments 5. Folk Singers 6. Folk Dances of South India 7. Ancient Religious Traditions in Kathak Dance and Music 8. Classical Dance Festivals of India Bibliography Index Printed Pages: 208. Dynamics of Indian Folk MusicMohan Pandey9788178849911


Indian Orchestra: Vadya-Vrinda; Origin and Growth

By Pritam Kaur

B. R. Rhythms, Delhi, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. New. 19 x 25 cm. This book explores the origin, history and gradual development of the making of an Indian Orchestra i.e. Vadya-Vrinda. It attempts to trace the path traversed by the Vadya-Vrindain context to the different sociological, religious and cultural influences in different periods of music history. It deals with some important aspects of musicology such as melody, harmony, rhythm, musical instruments etc. in a systematic manner, which play a pivotal role in the making of a Vadya-Vrinda. Contents Preface Scheme of Transcription Introduction I. HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE : 1. Ancient Period 2. Medieval Period 3. British Period II. MODERN PERSPECTIVE : 1. Post-Independence Period 2. Western Orchestra 3. Role of Other Performing Arts 4. Role of Media 5. Experiments in Vadya Vrinda III. ORCHESTRAL COMPONENTS : 1. Melody, Harmony and Rhythm 2. Musical Compositions and Notation 3. Musical Instruments 4. Role of Composer and Conductor IV. PROBLEMS AND FUTURE PROSPECTS : 1. Problems of Orchestration in Indian music 2. Future Prospects of Vadya-Vrinda Printed Pages: 156. Indian Orchestra: Vadya-Vrinda; Origin and GrowthPritam Kaur9788188827169


Cultural Rhythms in Emotions, Narratives and Dance
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Cultural Rhythms in Emotions, Narratives and Dance

By Nita Mathur

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 2002. First edition. Hardcover. New. 15 x 23 cm. Art is a vital component of culture in a generic sense and of being cultured in a specific sense. This book identifies the interplay between dance and lifestyle in the specific context of Tamil Brahmin culture. It sets out an agenda which raises fundamental issues concerning cultural construction of identity in the matrix of symbolic configurations, experience and expression of emotions, rituals, dance and life philosophy. The rhythms of Tamil Brahmin culture integrate creativity, self-expression and collective identity in various processes of life at one level and merge with the universal rhythm of cosmic order at the other. The concern is with appreciating cultural rhythms that run as an undercurrent throughout the book. The major contribution of this work is in evolving multidisciplinary research methodologies and models for the study of art in living and art of living in a culture. Printed Pages: 238. Cultural Rhythms in Emotions, Narratives and DanceNita Mathur9788121509930


Companion to North Indian Classical Music
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Companion to North Indian Classical Music

By Satyendra K. Sen Chib (Author) & Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Frwd)

Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd, 2013. 2nd edition. Hardcover. New. 16 x 25 cm. With growing interest in North Indian classical music, both in India and abroad, and inspite of several books on specific topics which have appeared in recent times, there was a need for a comprehensive reference book in English which would give adequate and precise information on various aspects of North Indian or Hindustani classical music at one place. For general readers, students, and practising musicians, the Companion to North Indian Classical Music has served to fill this gap. With more than 1200 entries, this book gives, in an intelligible and straightforward manner, information about various ragas of Hindustani classical music and their scales and performance times, tals used, their structure and ethos, nomenclature and terms in currency; historical background and development of forms, and various genres and gharanas: biographical notes about outstanding artists and performers, both vocalists and instrumentalists of the twentieth century along with performers ascending with the twenty-first century. It also includes musicologists of note, and information about various musical instruments and their evolution. Some notations used in this book have been revised. The Appendices include a comprehensive list of ragas and their scales, etc. and the Discography (App. D) gives details of cassettes and CDs to facilitate listening to good music, and performances by maestros. Besides correcting some errors and providing for omissions, this second revised edition of the Companion includes new material. Printed Pages: 542. Companion to North Indian Classical MusicSatyendra K. Sen Chib (Author) & Late Ustad Ali Akbar Khan (Frwd)9788121510905


Madhya Pardesh Ki Kala Avam Sanskriti (Hindi)

By Gopal Bhargava

Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd., 2011. Hardcover. New. Printed Pages: 264. NA


The Krti in Karnatak Music

By Lalita Ramakrishna

B.R.Publishing Corporation, 2012. Softcover. New. This book analyses the krti-a musical form liked and encouraged by the music loving public in concerns. The sub-title of the book ?Krti Sanskrti? ? is reminder that krti is a flowering of Indian Sanskrti (culture) combining the best in classical ?music? and ?language?. Krti brings together Sanskrit and all the four major South Indian languages. Tamizh tradition has contributed powerful inputs in rhythm, mathematical patterns and rhyme. Scenes from mythology and the nama (names of the divine) are cultural archetypes. A krti is enjoyed for its raga and equally for the profound feelings suggested by its words. Printed Pages: 220. NA


Musical Rhythm of Hindu Avataras

By S.M. Tagore

Sundeep Prakashan, 1988. First edition. Hardcover. New. 23 x 29 cm. Hindu tradition recognizes twenty-four avataras of Vishnu, who, in association with Brahma, the Creator, Mahadeva, the Destroyer and Himself as the Preserver, constitute the Trinity of the Hindus. Avatara means one descended or one who has come down and also identified as an Incarnation of Godhead. Vishnu, as believed, visits the earth, in different shapes, called periodic Incarnation, with a view to destroy the Evil and restore the Order of the Good. The present book is concerned with the ten principally recognized avataras of Vishnu viz. i. Matsya, ii. Kurmma, iii. Varaho, iv. Nri-Sinha, v. Vamana, vi. Parasu-rama, vii. Rama, viii. Balarama, ix. The Buddha and x. Kalki. A brief history, alongwith an illustration, of each incarnation of Vishnu, based on Puranas e.q. Padma, Matsya, Agni, and Kalki Purana etc. and epics such as Ramayan and Mahabharat is also given. The most outstanding merit of the book is that the whole scheme of avataras is conceived and worked out in the background of the practical utility of Indian music its rhythms and notations Author`s belief is that the representations of avataras in which everything is national and nothing borrowed when put into musical form, can go long way in preserving our national culture through the media of theatrical recitations, Practical guidance required, especially with reference to the Stage, Lights, Curtain, Grouping, Stage Manager and Audience besides the musical notations, is also provided with. The book, in short, symbolizes comfortable co-operation between Hindu Mythology and Indian Theatre. Murtti The Tableaux Vivants The Stage of the Aryans The Ten Principal Avataras ... I.-The Matsya Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit)&(Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) II.-The Kurmma Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musicid Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) III.-The Varaha Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) IV.-The Nri-sinha Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) V.-The Vfimaua Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) VI.-The Paras`u-rama Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) VIL-The Rama Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) VIII.-The Balarama Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) IX.-The Buddha Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) X.-The Kaiki Avatara/Murtti (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) The Ten Principal Avataras (Group) Ode to the Ten Incarnations (Sanskrit) & (Translation) Musical Notation (Sanskrit) & (Translation) The method of constructing the images of the ten Auatdt`as according to Hayasirsha Printed Pages: 195. Musical Rhythm of Hindu AvatarasS.M. Tagore9788185067148


Karnatic Music Reader: Containing lessons on Sapthaswaras, Janta varisa, Dattu varisa Alankarm, Gitam, Swarajathi and Jathiswaram, Part 1

By Dr S. Bhagyalekshmy

CBH Publications, 2010. 5th or later edition. Softcover. AsNew. 18 x 24 cm. Printed Pages: 84. NA


The Scales of Indian Music: A Cognitive Approach to That/Melakata

By Prithwindra Mukherjee

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts/Aryan Books, 2004. First edition. Hardcover. New. 19 X 25 cm. This book is a comparative study ofthe structure of ragas inthe North and South India, and the modes of classifying them. The Thats (parentscales) of Hindustani music and seventy-two Carnatic Melakartas have beencarefully dealt with. The author studies the pitch value of each note and ascribes about four thousand plus raga scales, under the fitting mela structure. The book brings out certainlaws of taxonomy common between those related to ragas with reference to theThats/Metakartas and those currently in vogue in contemporary cognitive research. This book is a comparative study ofthe structure of ragas inthe North and South India, and the modes of classifying them. The Thats (parentscales) of Hindustani music and seventy-two Carnatic Melakartas have beencarefully dealt with. The author studies the pitch value of each note and ascribes about four thousand plus raga scales, under the fitting mela structure. The book brings out certainlaws of taxonomy common between those related to ragas with reference to theThats/Metakartas and those currently in vogue in contemporary cognitive research. Printed Pages: 448. NA


Music in India: The Classical Traditions

By Bonnie C. Wade

Manohar Publishers & Distributors, 2008. Softcover. New. 14 x 22 cm. This book focuses on the two traditions of Indian Classical Music: North Indian, or Hindustani and South Indian, or Karnatak. It is an introduction to principles, ideas, and systems of the above two traditions and is geared to the listener as well as to the performer. Music in India is written for the uninitiated Westerner. It is an introduction to the principles, ideas, and systems of two Traditions of Indian Classical music. It is geared to the listener as well as to the performer. Chapter 1 concerns the listener and the effect of music. Performance situations are described to show how theory is put into practice. Chapters 2 and 3 contrast concepts in Indian and Western classical Music as well as classification of melody type, ideas about notating and notation systems used in Indian traditions are also explained. Chapter 4 describes the primary melody-producing instruments. Chapter 5 contrasts Hindustani and Western concepts of Rhythm and meter. Additional chapters are concerned with those performance genres which can be heard on available recordings. The final chapter combines all of the various elements by commenting on the requirements of a good musician. In this new edition, the author has revised the source materials, pertinent information, and dates so that the reader is directed to more current readings and audio-visual materials and where to find them. Thus, in the Appendix the Bibliography has been revised; the Discography and filmography have been updated. Printed Pages: 262. NA


Beginners Programme to Plectrum Guitar Grade-2

By Kapil Srivastava

Unicorn Books/Pustak Mahal, 2011. Softcover. New. Beginners` Programme to Plectrum Guitar (Prelude, I, II, III) This series of four volumes is for all those who love music and would like to learn basics of the instrument –Plectrum Guitar. It is written in a simple and lucid style; a reader with no prior knowledge of the subject can understand it. The systematic and well-organised content of the book includes the most popular western and Indian songs as well as the most popular music melodies of our times. The series can also be used by students who prepare for various music examinations. Each book of the series accompanies an audio-CD. Special features of the book: 1) Familiarizes the readers with music terminologies 2) Exercises for extensive practice 3) Step-by-step approach to practice and learning 4) Notations and tablature of compositions 5) An audio-CD contains compositions on popular music melodies of the book Printed Pages: 50. NA


Matanga and His Work Brhaddesi: Proceedings of the Seminar at Hampi, 1995

By Prem Lata Sharma

Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, 2001. First edition. Hardcover. New. 19 x 25 cm. The Brhaddesi of Matanga, a ninth-century work, is among the earliest primary texts in Sanskrit dealing with the music of the Indian subcontinent. As its name suggests, the work takes cognizance of musical practices in various regions of the country. It is also the first treatise to mention the solfa syllables in the music of India. For these and other reasons, the Brhaddesi has engaged the attention of scholars in later periods, down to our own times. This volume contains the papers and discussions presented at the seminar on Matanga and the Brhaddesi organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi at Hampi, Karnataka, in 1995. The nineteen contributions by leading scholars cover various aspects of the study of the Brhaddesi: its historicity and mythological aspects; citations found in and from the work in earlier and later texts; the relationship between its prose and verse portions; elements of ayurveda, yoga, and tantra in the work; its treatment of marga and desi, sruti and swara, murchhana, tana, and alankara. Printed Pages: 310. Matanga and His Work Brhaddesi: Proceedings of the Seminar at Hampi, 1995Prem Lata Sharma0000000000214


Music Therapy in Management, Education and Administration

By Suvarna Nalapat

Readworthy Publications (P) Ltd., 2008. Hardcover. New. This book deals with the application of music therapy in management, education and administration. Explaining how the Raga is used to remove ragadvesha (dualities), it deals with the multiple intelligence theory of Howard Gardner to develop the music therapy scheme. It also presents a detailed account of medical ethics, how to organize a research process, the concept of a medical university, curriculum for music therapy, curriculum for short-term courses, role of emotions in music therapy, and the problem of consciousness. Case studies of dementia and alzheimer`s disease find place in the discussion as well. Table of Contents Medical Ethics Organising a Research Process Concept of a Medical University A Curriculum for Music Therapy Institute of Human Values in Healthcare Under Amrita Vidyapeetham (Deemed University). Curriculum for Short Term-Courses Emotion in Music Therapy, Listening Activities Problem of Consciousness Organising one`s Roles in Life as Brain Mapping Dementia: A Problem of Society and Time Music Therapy-research Methods and Project Planning Training Three Projects Submitted by the Students A Randomized Controlled Trial done at Medical College Hospital. A Case History of Alzheimer`s Disease Printed Pages: 238. Music Therapy in Management, Education and AdministrationSuvarna Nalapat9788189973728


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