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Sitar and Its Music / Chaudhuri, Pandit Debu
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Sitar and Its Music
Chaudhuri, Pandit Debu
 
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  Book ID : 42411
  ISBN-10 : 81-927021-0-3 / 8192702103
  ISBN-13 : 978-81-927021-0-0 / 9788192702100
  Place of Publication : Delhi
  Year of Publication : 2014
  Edition : (First Edition)
  Language : English
  xxii, 154p., B/W Plts., Figs, Tables, 23 cm. (Classical Musical Instruments from India, No. 1)
   
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CONTENTS:-

1. Indian Musical Instruments from Vedic Age to Present Day: A Brief Survey

2. The Sitar: Its Features and Playing Techniques
General features and structure of sitar - For the beginners - Wearing of plectrum (mizrab) - Adjustment of frets (pardas) - Replacement of strings - Maintenance of the instrument - Drawbacks of the instrument - Specialities of Senia Gharana

3. Hindustani Music and Elementary Techniques of Sitar
Hindi script for seven notes - Self-exercises for identifying the script - Hindustani notation system - Different stroke patterns (bols) - raga - that - mind - tia - jhala - concept of rasa in music - North Indian tal system (Time-measure) - Ragas suitable for instrumental music

4. Raga and Tal
Tal

5. Gharana
String Arrangement of Sitar

6. Instrumental Music in Senia Gharana
Senia Gharana

7. Compositions of Basic Ragas
Raga Bilawal - Raga Bhairav - Raga Todi - Raga Bhairvi - Raga Jaunpuri - Raga Yaman - Raga
Marwa - Raga Purvi - Raga Khamaj - Raga Kafi

8. Ragas Composed by Pandit Debu Chaudhuri
Raga Bisvesvari - Raga Kalyani Bilawal - Raga Ashiqui Lalit - Raga Palas Sarang - Raga Anuranjani - Raga Sivamanjari - Raga Svanandesvari - Raga Prabhati Manjari

9. Conclusion

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Sitar and Its Music is a revised and enlarged edition of a much sought-after reference book on instrumental music, appeared as Sitar and Its Techniques, in 1981. It is a serious attempt to convey the basic principles and allied information on sitar and its music, keeping in mind its absolute usefulness for the students who want to learn sitar and our great tradition.

The book vividly deals with gharana, especially its contribution to the existing and traditional Indian classical music. It conveys the instrumental aspect of Indian music in relation to sitar playing, largely benefitting the students of music, especially that of sitar. It also brilliantly covers other main aspects of music such as ragas, tals and  gharana. The book is a blend of theory and practice, and an attraction to those who are about to step into the magnificent world of sit├ár. Its text is easy to read, language is simple, and explanation is elegant.

This book will be a great asset for every student of Indian music and those who plan to learn and know about sitar and classical music, explaining its theoretical and practical aspects.

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