THEORY OF INDIAN MUSIC (The first book Containing the sentiments, their effects on shrutis, notes and ragas in ornamental shape along with formation and manner of display)

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Item Code: IDG137
Publisher: Pankaj Publications, New Delhi
Language: English
Edition: 1999
ISBN: 9788187155188
Pages: 159
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 9.5" X 7.1"
Weight 290 gm
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Book Description
About the Book:

Theory of Indian Music is an Exclusive book that is based on the Classical Principles of Indian Music. An unassuming book, it pervades in to the old principles of Shrutis, the root of Classical system of Ragas and presents the theory before you in an precise, clear and authentic manner.

The book is an amalgamation of both the Classical theories as well as modern scientific music theories and compares both the ancient and contemporary theories adequately.

A self sufficient book, it drives you smoothly from classical to modern theory. It promises to be of great help to authors, teachers and research scholars all over the world in exploring the vast range of Ragas.


1.What is Music?9
2.Outlines of Indian Music History
Aryan Period, Muslim Period, English Period and
period after independence.
3.The System of Musical Education in the Medieval

Shameshwar Mata, Bharat Mata, Kali Nath
Mata, Hanuman Mata.
Khandari Bani, Gwalior Gharana, Agra Gharana,
Jaipur Gharana, Kirana Gharana.
4.The Two systems of Indian Music
Northern system and Southern systems,
Comparison of both systems, Jati Gayana, Male
Ragas and Janak Janai Ragas
5.Tal System of old time
Details of 7 Talas & Jatis, Chatsar Jati, Tisar Jati,
Khand Jati, Misrit Jati, Sankeeran Jati.
6.Nada (Sound)
Description of Ahat & Anahat Nada, Sound
distinguished Magnitude, Timber and Pitch
7.Shrutis (Sympathetic Notes)
Names of 22 Shruties of Narda and Sharang Deva
and Nature of Shruties.
8.Swara (Notes)
Definition of Notes, Notes fixed on Shruties and
number of Shruties allotted, nature of notes with
human age and colours.
9.Evolution of Notes
Tan Swara, Udatta, Anudatta, Swarit, Formation
of seven notes, Udatta, Udattar, Aundatta,
and one Shruti. Krushta, Prathama, Dwitiya,
Thritiya, Chaturtha, Mandra, Attiswara, Shadaja,
Rishabha, Gandhava, Madhyama, Panchma,
Dhaivata, Nishadha.
Fixation of Pitch of 'Sa' Note. Development of
Universal Scale. The Chinese Quintal Pentatonic,
The Greaeco-Egyptian, The Indian Pentatonic.
Note on String Length. Vibration System. Gra
dual Development in Indian Music Scale.
10.New Scale Based on 24 Shrutis
Old & modern Scales, Position of Notes on Shrutis
& Number of Shrutis according to old scale
Lower Ocatave, Medium Octave, and Upper
12.Evolution of Thatas
Gream-Murchhana, Shadaj gram, Madhyamgram
and Gandhargram.
Method of formation of Thatas, and details of 72
14.Evolution of Ragas
Jati gayan, 10 Lakshanas of Jati Gayan
15.Rag-Ragni System
Kalinathmata, Shameshwar Mata, Hanuman
Mata and Bhart Mata
16.Ornamental Shape of Ragas
Rag Bhairvi Siri, Malkauns, Hindole, Deepak &
Megh with their Ragnis
Description of sentiments, Sentiments in Shruties,
sentiments in Notes and the effects of colours
on Notes.
18.Formation of Raga
Theme of the Raga, main character of theme, i.e.
Male, Female, Season or Occasion. Situation of
Notes, according to Rasas and fixing their major
and harmonic Notes and time.
19.Method of Displaying Ragas
Merits of Voice, Demerits of Voice, Ragalapa,
Tan Palta
20.Modern Rag system
Rules regarding Ragas, Categories of Ragas,
Time Theory.
21.Type of Songs
Dhrupad, Dhamar, Khayal, Thumri, Tappa,
Lakshangeet, Sargam, Tarana, Tirvat, Chatrang,
Ragmala, Ghazal, Bhajan, Shabad, Naat and
22.Indian musical Instruments on Talas
Description of Tat-Vital, Sushir and ghan cato-
gories Instruments and detail of 18 Talas.
23.Music Notation system
Pandit Vishnu Digamber Paluskar, and Vishnu
Narain Bhatkhande notation system alongwith
staff notation and combined notation system.
**Contents and Sample Pages**

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