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Vintage Tabla Repertory (Drum Compositions of North Indian Classical Music)<br>Accompanied with Two Compact Discs

Vintage Tabla Repertory (Drum Compositions of North Indian Classical Music)
Accompanied with Two Compact Discs

Vintage Tabla Repertory (Drum Compositions of North Indian Classical Music)
Accompanied with Two Compact Discs

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Gert-Matthias Wegner
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd. (2004)
Pages: 558 (B & W Illus: 8)

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About the Book

This is book for tabla-players and those who want to learn more about North Indian drumming. For the first time the hitherto unpublished repertoire of the Laliyana gharana of Ustad Munir Khan is unlocked for the tabla-playing world. Now students of tabla have access to the untold treasures of this exclusive heritage which was available only to initiated disciples.

Based on his twenty-four years of apprenticeship with the late tabla virtuoso, Pandit Nikhil Ghosh, the author presents his entire repertoire of traditional tabla compositions in a meticulously transcribed and annotated form, along with recorded examples on CD. The accompanying text gives a wealth of information, explanation and helpful advice.

Having learnt from Pandit Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Ustad Amir Hussian Khan and Ustad Ahmedjan Thirakwa, Nikhil Ghosh inherited a choice repertoire of tabla composition from the tradition of Delhi, Ajrada, Lucknow, Farukhabad, and Punjab. Many more delightful pieces were added by the two great composers, Amir Hussian Khan and Jnan Prakash Ghosh. Nikhil Ghosh described his role as a guru, as a filter who selects and passes on only the best part of the repertoire to his disciples and discards what he deems unfit for further consideration. His aim was, to improve the quality of the repertoire and make good music available to all.

About the Author

Gert-Matthias Wenger is a musician and ethnomusicologist. Besides his early training in Germany in classical European music and twenty-four years of tabla apprenticeship with Pandit Nikhil Ghosh in Bombay (resulting in a Ph.D. Thesis on tabla), he has carried out research in various local musical traditions of Neapal, producing several documentary films, publication and CDs. During the course of his research in Bhaktapur, he studied all the drumming tradition of this mediaeval Newar farmers' town and taught many local players. He is the founder and Head of the Kathmandu University Department of Music, in Bhaktapur, Nepal, where he has been a resident for the past twenty years. To date, this is the only university department in South Asia conducting fully-fledged B.A. and M.A. courses in ethnomusicology, along with training in classical North Indian music and several Nepalese musical traditions. In 2003, Wenger has been appointed as Professor for Ethnomusicology at the Free University, Berlin.

1. Lineage1
1.1The Tabla Tradition1
1.2Nikhil Ghosh and his Teachers 8
1.3Nikhil Ghosh during Talim 16
1.4Nikhil Ghosh's Childhood Stories 20
2.The Repertoire 25
2.1Tal and Laya 26
2.2Exercises 28
2.3Lahara 29
2.4Tintal 31
2.4.1Thecka 33
2.4.2Sangat 35
2.4.3Uthan 37
2.4.4Mukhda and Mohra 38
2.4.5Peskar and Farsbandi 39
2.4.6Delhi Qayda 41
2.4.7Ajrada Qayda 44
2.4.8Rela, Rav, Ladi46
2.4.9Gat, Paran , Calan, Farad, Lapet 47
2.4.10 Tukda49
2.4.11Cakradar 51
2.5Other Tal 52
2.6Other Drums: Pakhavaj and Dholak54
3.Notation 55
3.1Abbreviations 60
4. Recitation 63
5. Transcriptions 64
5.1Tal List 65
5.2Exercises 69
5.3Lahara 73
5.4Tintal 83
5.4.1Theka 83
5.4.3 Uthan 97
5.4.4Mukhda and Mohra 99
5.4.5Peskar and Farsbandi 107
5.4.6Delhi Qayda 127
5.4.7Ajrada Qayda169
5.4.8Rela, Rav, Ladi 203
5.4.9Gat, Paran , Calan, Farad, Lapet 253
5.4.10Tukda 299
5.4.11Cakradar 325
5.5Other Tal 337
5.5.1Khemta 337
5.5.2Dadara 339
5.5.4Kaharva 365
5.5.6Dhumali 377
5.5.7Nasruk 379
5.5.9Campak 425
5.5.10Ektal 431
5.5.11Jaital 461
5.5.13Dipcandi 477
5.5.14Pancam Savari 489
5.5.15Addhatal 497
5.6Other Drums 499
5.6.1Pakhavaj 499 and Bol Translation 499 501 505 509 515
5.6.2Dholak 519
6. Appendix 523
6.1Glossary 524
6.2 Bibliography 529
6.5List of Audio Examples540

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