The Matralaksanam is one of the most important technical treatises belonging to the Kauthuma---Ranayaniya branch of the Samaveda. Because it deals not merely with textual and notational formation but with teh chants as they are actually sung, the tract stands apart from such works as the Puspasutra and the Pancavidhas
Wayne Howard b. 1942: Ph.D., Indiana University 1975 began his study of the Samaveda in 1970 when he started a fifteen month stay in India as a Fulbright Scholar. The first result of the field research was the publication of the dissertation, Samavedic Chant.