About the Book
Book 1: Understanding
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.
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
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.
Block 1 Understanding Indian Music
Brief History of Indian Music
Music through Ages
Contributions of Scholars
Block 2 Basic Elements
Raga, Laya & Tala
Block 3 Applied Theory
Types of composition
North Indian Music (290)
Original Texts (60)
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