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The Sitar The Instrument and its Technique by Manfred M. Junius
The Sitar The Instrument and its Technique by Manfred M. Junius
  • Publisher : Indica Books
  • By : Pierre-Sylvain Filliozat
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Edition :  2006
  • Pages : 117
  • Weight : 200 gm.
  • Size : 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Language : English
  • ISBN-13 : 978-8186569610
  • ISBN-10 : 8186569618
  • Product Code : BK14266

A simple and clear book for students starting to learn sitar, originally published through the initiative of the International Institute for Comparative Music Studies and Documentation, Berlin. This book explains the basics of sitar and proposes exercises to control the instrument. It contains also photos and illustrations. A very useful book for the serious student of sitar.

About Author:

Acharya Manfred M. Junius, born in Germany in 1929, studied Indian Classical Music and Musicology for eighteen years in various centres of India, and sat at the feet of great masters. He has given many recitals all over India and abroad. Though born a foreigner, he is widely recognized in India as an authority in Indian Classical Music. He is also a qualified Ayurvedic medicine practitioner and teacher.

    Sangeet Vimarsh by Gautam Chatterjee
    Sangeet Vimarsh by Gautam Chatterjee
    • Publisher : Indica Books
    • By :  Gautam Chatterjee
    • Cover : Hardcover
    • Edition : 2009
    • Pages : 324
    • Weight : 700 gm..
    • Size : 
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10 : 8190894501
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8190894500
    • Product Code : BK14222

    Summary: The grammar and practical feel of world music are creatively juxtaposed in this book for the first time. One can pick up this book and find the ocean before one's inquisitive mind. Description: This is a compendium of classical music with its all traditional and modern horizons published for the first time in the language of treatise beyond all routine books. This particular book deals with oriental and occidental scenario of music and its inter-disciplinary relation to each and every other disciplines.The language and methodology used in this creative work by the author in such a way that the student, scholar and general lover of art and culture can enjoy the whole of its beauty at the same time in the most comprehensive state.

    Sacred Music: Its Origins, Powers, and Future - Traditional Music in Today's WorldSacred Music: Its Origins, Powers, and Future - Traditional Music in Today's World
    Sacred Music: Its Origins, Powers, and Future - Traditional Music in Today's World
    • Publisher : Indica Books
    • By :  Ram Alexander , Atmananda, Alain Danielou
    • Cover : Hardcover
    • Edition : January 1, 2002
    • Pages : 167
    • Weight : 1 Kg..
    • Size : 8.8 x 6.1 x 1.6 inches
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8186569337
    • ISBN-10 : 8186569332
    • Product Code : BK14221

    This book reproduces line drawings of the pantheon of deities described in chapter 6 of the Pratisthalaksanasarasamuccaya from two seventeenth-century Nepalese manuscripts. Drawings of the 64 yoginis according to the Devi-Purana found in an appendix to both manuscripts are also reproduced. The line drawings from Nepal should prove to be of great importance to the study of Hindu iconography. Comprehensive and almost complete sets of illustrations of pantheons such as this one are rarely found.
    In addition to the line drawings, this volume reproduces the Sanskrit text of chapter 6 of the printed edition of the Pratisthalaksanasarasamuccaya (published in Kathmandu in 1966), which is not easily accessible.
    The Pratisthalaksanasarasamuccaya, also called Laksanasarasamuccaya, Laksanasamgraha and Laksanasamuccaya, is a text of the eleventh or twelfth century and is attributed to Vairocana. It is a work on the construction and installation of lingas compiled from various Agamas. The present book discusses its authorship and date, the contents of its individual chapters, and analyses in detail the iconographic features of the deities described in chapter 6.
    Gudrun Bühnemann is a professor at The Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. Her recent publications include The Iconography of Hindu Tantric Deities (2 volumes, Egbert Forsten, 2000-01) and Mandalas and Yantras in the Hindu Traditions (Brill, 2003).

    New Instrumental Compositions For North Indian Music
    New Instrumental Compositions For North Indian Music
    • Publisher : Indica Books
    • By :  Anil Mihiripenna
    • Cover : Paperback
    • Edition : January 1, 2007
    • Pages : 479
    • Weight : 900 gm.
    • Size : 9.9 x 8.8 x 1.3 inches
    • Language : English
    • ISBN-10 : 8186569758
    • ISBN-13 : 978-8186569757
    • Product Code : BK14211

    Although many collections of ragadhari vocal compositions have been published over the years, there is a dearth of instrumental compositions. Hence, it has been the in the north Indian musical tradition.
    This book cannot replace a teacher, and it is from a teacher that students of music must seek instructions and guidance. The purpose of this book is to offer some support to both the teacher and the student. Exercises and compositions should not be forced indiscriminately on students, but the teacher must use his discretion in prescribing appropriate material for individual students. He must also offer his advise and guidance to students on how to select compositions to suit their needs and abilities.
    In this book, you will find Gat composed for various types of instruments with different techniques of playing. There are compositions appropriate for stringed instruments (bowed and plucked) and for wind instruments. Thus, the compositions for sitar and sarod are basically in Mazith Khani and Raza Khani styles, while different Gat styles are employed for violin, esraj and flute.

    About Author:

    Anil Mihiripenna is a versatile and internationally recognized musician from Sri Lanka. He graduated from Vishva Bharati University (Shantiniketan). He studied under the great esraj maestro Ashish Chandra Benerji, flute from Pt. Gowr Goswami and vocal from Pt. Jamini Kantha Chakrawarti. He has widely travelled on concert tours in the USA, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and India, and he is regarded as the leading flautist-cum-esraj player in Sri Lanka. He has also composed music for several ballets, documentary films and feature films. He is the founder of Sharada Kla Nikethanaya, an institution that propagates and popularizes Oriental classical music in Sri Lanka.

    The Dictionary of Hindustani Classical Music
    The Dictionary of Hindustani Classical Music
    "In this book the author has dealt with the musical terms as found in the old sastras and are also in common use. He has explained these terms in simple language with reference to their history of origin. Description of seventy-eight different musical instruments and forty-seven different Talas are also there. An essential aid to research-scholars and students of music.

    The Bengali version of the book Bharatiya Sangeetkosh earned for him ""Sangeet Natak Academy"" award as the best book on music published during the period from 1960 to 1968. Bimalakanta Roychaudhuri was born in 1909 in all illustrious family of musical heritage. He had his training in music from Sitalchandra Mukhopadhyay, Sitalkrishna Ghosh, Amir Khan (Sarod) and then from Inayet Khan, the foremost Sitar players of those days. He also had his musical training from his maternal uncle Birendrakishore Roychaudhuri and maternal grandfather Brojendrakishore Roychaudhuri. He took part in the translation of ""Sangeet Ratnakara"" from Sanskrit to Bengali under the patronage of Brojendrakishore Roychaudhuri. He was Chairman of the Board of Musical Studies of the University of Calcutta. His work ""Raga Vyakarana"" (in Hindi) has been published by the Bharatiya Jnanpith.

    The growing interest of the Western, especially the English-speaking nations towards the North Indian Classical Music is more evident now than ever before. It is no doubt a sign for us to be happy about; at the same time it causes us deep concern whenever we try to appreciate
    the great responsibility that has devolved upon us in presenting the correct interpretation of musical terms of the ancient Sanskrit

    Aphoristic couplets of the ancient Sanskrit Texts, as they mostly are, even with their annotations, easily lend themselves to be
    misinterpreted today. Painfully bearing this in mind the author has attempted this dictionary with great trepidations. He has depended solely on his own inner resources in interpreting the musical terms rather than allowing himself to be influenced by any other publications in English or in any other languages, lest he should tread on the trap of terminological inexactitude.


    ""This is an excellent text-book for it imparts knowledge of the ocean of music in the form of little drops. It is interesting to note that every word in music literature has a depth of meaning while the author explains the origin of each word with its history and development over the years along with suitable examples. The book reveals the meaning of 341 words and is indeed a music encyclopedia."" - Indica, Vol.:40, No.2, September, 2003

    ""The work explains, in very simple and clear language, the technical terms as found in Sastras and also those in common use. The history of the origin of the words, description of seventy-eight musical instruments and forty-seven varieties of talas."" - Dwaram V.J. Lakshmi, S.V.U. Oriental Journal Vol.: 46, No.182, 2003

    ""In this era, when Indian music is spreading worldwide, the author has rightly felt it a duty to prepare this Dictionary of musical terms. He presents the proper interpretation of musical terms of the ancient Sanskrit Sastras and explains them with reference to their origin and development. An additional fact is that the author remains true to Indian tradition and is not influenced by the Western methods of interpretation and presentations. Styled and arranged in such simple and precise form, this book will definitely be an essential aid for researches and students of music."" - V.K. Journal of Oriental Research Vol.71-73. p. 18

    ""This one covering words and terminology, Sanskrit, derivative and colloquial, applicable and applied to Hindustani Classical (Art) Music, is the foremost one, even considering the more recent publications on the usage of music terminology."" - R.C. Mehta, Journal of the Indian Musicological Society Vol.: 31, Jan-Dec.2000"
    The Music of India
    The Music of India

    About the Book : Indian music despite its limited popularity is not a spent force, but has still a great role to play in the firmament of world music is the siren song of this book, The Music of India by Atiya begum Fyzee-Rahamin. Its hoary origin, gradual evolution, the impact of foreign influences, the two principal schools - the Karnataka (southern) and the Hindustani (northern) - and the glorious periods, when some of its illustrious exponents enriched it with their immortal compositions and elevated it to dizzy heights of perfection are brought into sharp focus. The mysteries and misconceptions engulfing it are dispelled by an elucidation of four important parts (angas): Sur Adhaya (Law of tones), Tala Adhaya (law of Rhythm), Ast Adhaya (law of Musical Instruments) and Raga Adhaya (Law of Tunes). Its connexion with astrology and the exploits of some of its legendary masters are narrated to reveal the power of the Ragas and Raginis to transport the listeners to that haven of enchantment where nature and time stand still. The illustrations serve as foils to the text. All those interested in Indian Music will find this book an excellent introduction for further study.

    The Maratha Senapatis by Nidhi Srivastava
    The Maratha Senapatis by Nidhi Srivastava
    Author : Nidhi Srivastava
    ISBN : 978-81-7320-117-2
    Edition : 2011
    Language : English
    Size & Pages : Size, 23, Cm. pp, 176, 2011
    Publisher : Agam Kala Prakashan
    Format : Hardbound

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