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Introduction to Hindustani Music (Set of 3 Books)

Introduction to Hindustani Music (Set of 3 Books)
$36.00
Item Code: NAG300
Publisher: Indira Gandhi National Open University
Language: English
Edition: 2010
Pages: 52 (2 Color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 11 inch X 8 inch
weight of the book: 189 gms

About the Book

 

Book 1: Understanding Indian Music

Book 2: Basic Elements

Book 3: Applied Theory

 

Book 1: Understanding Indian Music

 

This Block relates to the History of Indian Music. You have studied in detail about dance, music and theatre in previous Blocks. All of them belong to Performing Arts group. Similarly, painting, sculpture and architecture are grouped under Visual Arts. The study of Indian music is not complete without studying the elements and concepts of these fine arts. In India both performing and visual evolved depending on each other.

The first unit in this Block is related to the history of Indian Music.

The second unit in this Block is related to the history and gradual development of music in ancient times.

The third unit in this Block is related about the contribution of scholars to Hindustani music.

 

Book 2: Basic Elements

 

In this Block the focus is upon the definitions of some musical terms which will definitely help a student to know about the basics of Hindustani music. The study of Indian music is not complete without studying the basic elements and concepts of music.

The first unit in this Block is related to swara and its types.

The second unit in this Block discusses saptak, that, raga, laya and tala and their importance in music.

The third unit in this Block is an attempt to understand the importance of musical instruments in Hindustani music. This unit depicts about the elementary knowledge of basic accompanying instruments like Tanpura and Tabla.

 

Book 3: Applied Theory

 

In this block the focus is upon some raga and tala which will definitely help a student in theory and practical both. The study of Indian music is not complete without studying the raga and tala in Indian music.

The first unit in this Block is about the essential qualities of prescribed raga.

The second unit in this Block discusses about the creations that are helpful in describing the character of a raga.

The third unit in this Block is an attempt to understand the importance of tala in Hindustani music with special reference to some talas.

 

Contents

 

 

Block 1 Understanding Indian Music

 

UNIT 1

Brief History of Indian Music

5

UNIT 2

Music through Ages

9

UNIT 3

Contributions of Scholars

12

 

Block 2 Basic Elements

 

UNIT 1

Swara

5

UNIT 2

Saptak, That, Raga, Laya & Tala

8

UNIT 3

Instruments

12

 

Block 3 Applied Theory

 

UNIT 1

Raga

5

UNIT 2

Types of composition

10

UNIT 3

Tala

13

 

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