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Music in itself is a form of Devotion and Worship. In Sanskrit there is a saying "nada brahma" which means sound is God. Our musical books offer practical and spiritual insights into music and also allow you to discover the music of India. Discover books on all aspects of Indian music.
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 The Harmonium Handbook  Satyaki Kraig Brockschmidt The Harmonium Handbook   $31.49  $23.62  Buy Now 
The story behind the modern version of the harmonium is a fascinating testimony to the love, skill, innovation, and interminingling of may of the world's great cultures.This book provides detailed instruction on how to play, maintain, and repair this popular devotional instrument. It also reveals the colorful history of free-reed instruments (such as the harmonium), which dates back to the time of Marco Polo. 
 Words of Cosmic Chants in English and Hindi  Paramahansa Yogananda Words of Cosmic Chants in English and Hindi   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
Chant traditions from many cultures are being recognized today not only for their intrinsic beauty but also for their spiritual power. Sri Yogananda, a pioneer in introducing India's art of devotional chanting to the West, explains how it helps to quiet and focus the mind in preparation for meditation. This book contains words and music to more than 50 of his original chants. About the Author: Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952), hailed as The Father of Yoga in the West, is widely revered as... 
 Music And Sahaja Yoga  Arun Apte Music And Sahaja Yoga   $93.99  $70.49   
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"Indian music is considered sublime and has a very vast and rich tradition. Whilst music is bliss, Sahaj music is divine bliss. This book is useful for the student and lover of Indian music who is familiar with the English language. In the music section, the theory of Music, its historical survey, various styles, Naad, Shruti, Swar, Ragas, Rules of Ragas, Music and Ras, Taal-Matra are explained in a very humourous and anecdotal style. The second part explains beautifully the... 
 Singing Bowls  Eva Judy Jansen Singing Bowls   $17.99  $13.49  Buy Now 
Singing bowls and ritual objects of Tibet have sound therapeutic value also besides used in meditation, healing and prayer. The author discusses the meeting between East and West, singing bowls, sacrificial dishes, how the bowls work, synchronization and inner massage, shamanism and brainwaves, and practical instruction for working with these sounds. It provides practical information about using them as well as showing you how to go about finding the bowl that is right for you. About the... 
 The Natya Sastra of Bharatamuni  Board of Scholars (Tr.) The Natya Sastra of Bharatamuni   $75.49  $56.62  Buy Now 
The Natyasastra deals with the rules relating to theatrical performances, in fact to the science of stage. The science is intended as a guide alike to the poet and the player. The author of this work was Bharata, the sage. It is known as Sutra as it embodies principles set out in a very concise form. The present work consists of 36 chapters. Bharata divides the work broadly into four sections based on abhinayas or modes of conveyance of the theatrical pleasure, called rasa, is pure and... 
 Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound  Guy L. Beck Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound   $31.99  $23.99   
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The Hindu world is permeated by sound: drums, bells, gongs, cymbals, conches, flutes, and an array of vocalizations play a central role in worship. Guy Beck contends that the traditional Western focus on Hinduism's visual component has often been at the expense of the religion's most important feature—its emphasis on sound. In his new study Beck addresses this longstanding imbalance, contending that Hinduism is essentially a sonic theology. Beck argues that sound participates at... 
 Essentials of Sama Veda and its Music  Dr. R. L. Kashyap Essentials of Sama Veda and its Music   $4.95  $3.71   
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This book on Sama Veda complements our three other books namely, Essentials of Rig Veda, Essentials of Atharva Veda and the Essentials of The Shukla and Krishna Yajur Veda. This book has 32 chapters divided into 3 parts. The Part 1 having 10 chapters deals with the general information regarding texts, rishis, translators, connection to Upanishads and Rig Veda etc. Part II delineates some aspects of Sama Veda related to music. The chapter 19 is particularly interesting because of the use of... 
 Dattilam  Mukund Lath Dattilam   $24.99  $18.74   
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The Dattilam is a remarkable treatise from the earliest known period of organized, systematic writing on music in India. The work can be placed in the same period as the Natyasastra (the beginning of the Christian era) and it presents to us a well-developed sastra, composed at the end of a long tradition of analytic thinking on music. It is devoted to the description of gandharva, a sacred corpus of music, derived from the still more ancient sama, sacred Vedic form. Gandharva was also the... 
 Caranatic Music Reader in Western Staff Notation (7 Volumes)  V.K. Krishna Prasad Caranatic Music Reader in Western Staff Notation (7 Volumes)   $56.49  $42.37   
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This Carnatic Music reader series introduces a systematic study of Carnatic Music with the help of western staff notation. The series has been designed with the beginner in mind so that he can learn to play the lessons on western instrument like guitar, piano, saxophone, violin etc. and midi instruments with minimum effort. All the exercises are presented in western staff notation, letter notation and conventional carnatic music letter notation. The series contains a basic introduction to... 
 Learn To Play On Sitar  Ram Avtar Learn To Play On Sitar   $25.49  $19.12  Buy Now 
An extremely popular Indian string instrument with a Pumpkin Gourd at one end, 19-20 frets, 7 main strings and 11 sympathetic strings. This marvellous instrument, when played properly has the quality of many guitars in the hands many masters.This book provides instructions for Sitar handling, care, style of playing, exercises, music and more. A handy reference to master the art of playing Sitar for the amateur, the professional and the decorative. 
 Learn To Play On Harmonium  Ram Avtar Learn To Play On Harmonium   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
The Harmonium is infact not a traditional Indian instrument at all but was brought by the Europeans to India during the time of English rule. The English brought several other instruments like Piano, Organ and Violin, the Harmonium however, is an instrument that needs no tuning (like other stringed instruments) and the setting of keys is so simple that one can fix every key according to the pitch of voice and play it easily. It is for this reason (as well as for the love of its sound) that, in... 
 The Ragas of Northern Indian Music  Alain Danielou The Ragas of Northern Indian Music   $55.99  $41.99  Buy Now 
The first part of the book traces the history of Indian music and the continuity of its theory and practice for more than two thousand years. It is based on many years' research into the vast ancient Sanskrit literature of music. These valuable technical treatises, which lie in the form of scarcely catalogued manuscripts throughout the public and private libraries of India, had hitherto remained unemplored. Part Two transcribes and studies in detail 50 typical Raga-s. Each is preceded by a... 
 Learn To Play On Tabla  Ram Avtar Learn To Play On Tabla   $21.99  $16.49  Buy Now 
This book deals with Tabla, its parts, nomenclature, boles, tuning and also with methods of its maintenance. This book also covers methods of maintaining time and speed in Table playing; its contains general instruction for the guidance of beginners & amateurs and includes simple exercises with illustrations for the begginers benefit. Some popular Thekas (tabla theka is a repeating rhythmic cycle or pattern) are included an are a useful part of this book. Contents of this Book: Parts... 
 The Art of Tabla Rhythm  Sudhir Kumar Saxena The Art of Tabla Rhythm   $37.99  $28.49  Buy Now 
This authoritative work deals comprehensively with tabla rhythm, focusing on the performed art with an eye to its history and aesthetics. It is aimed at the tabla student, the tabla performer, as well as the inquiring listener of Hindustani music, for whom it encapsulates a tabla practitioner's knowledge in these matters acquired over a lifetime of learning and teach. Beginning with the evolution of the tabla, the book explains the technique of producing the basic bols. It further describes... 
 Natyasastra - English Translation with Critical Notes  Adya Rangacharya Natyasastra - English Translation with Critical Notes   $93.99  $70.49  Buy Now 
The Natyasastra is probably one of the earliest and certainly one of the best treatises on Indian Dramaturgy. At the same time, the book available now is not an early one but may be as late as the seventh or eighth century AD. The authorship is traditionally ascribed to Bharata, the Sage. The eminence of Natyasastra is not that it was the first book on the subject but that it was the first comprehensive treatise on Dance, Drama and Music. Like the Mahabharata, Natyasastra too boasts that What... 
 Pancharatna Kritis of Tyagaraja: In Western Staff Notation  V. K. Krishna Prasad Pancharatna Kritis of Tyagaraja: In Western Staff Notation   $15.99  $11.99  Buy Now 
The 5 Ghana Raga Panchartna kritis of Tygaraja, have been presented in western staff Notation. These compositions can be best suited for playing on Keyboard, Piano, Violin. Contains carnatic music standard notation, text of the composition, western staff notation score. 
 Ragas in Carnatic Music  Dr. S. Bhagyalekshmy, M.A., Ph.D. Ragas in Carnatic Music   $31.49  $23.62  Buy Now 
More than 450 popular ragas in Carnatic music have been compiled in this volume. Each raga has been explained in detail with its svara notation, Arohana, Avarohana, Melakartha and Janya parentage, Raga Lakshana, and visesha sanchara. Each raga contains details about the compositions available in each raga with the name of the composer and tala. 
 Sacred Music : Its Origins, Powers, and Future : Traditional Music in Today's World  Alain Danielou Sacred Music : Its Origins, Powers, and Future : Traditional Music in Today's World   $22.49  $16.87   
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Contents: The Mleccha's Exercise Books by/Jacques Cloarec Alain Danielou and the musical renaissance/Jean-Louis Gabin The Origins of the Musical Languages: The origins of sacred music Symbolism in the musical theories of the orient The magic of sound Magic and pop music. Tradition and Modernity: Tradition and innovation Modal music and harmonic music Can harmony be introduced in Indian music? Harmonic aggression The musical cultures of the east in the face of... 
 Sitar Technique in Nibaddh Forms  Stephen Slawek Sitar Technique in Nibaddh Forms   $36.99  $27.74   
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The book focuses on Sitar technique and shows how that technique comes into play during the improvisatory music-making endeavours of master Sitarists. A series of systematic descriptions and analyses reveals how instrumental technique as that of Sitar acts as a generative structure at the broad level and provides a corpus of factors of variation at the specific level. It includes musical transcriptions detailing physical gestures to produce melody. Students of Indian music are... 
 Violin Techniques in Western and South Indian Classical Music  Dr. M. Lalitha Violin Techniques in Western and South Indian Classical Music   $75.49  $56.62   
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"The first of its kind, the book is an encyclopedia on the different techniques in violin playing. As its title suggests, it deals with the different violin playing techniques in both the systems-the Western and the South Indian Classical Music. There are many books which study the different techniques of violin playing in Western music whereas in the South Indian system there is no comprehensive identification and enumeration of the various techniques in use. This book explores and outlines... 
 Theory Of Indian Music  Ram Avtar Theory Of Indian Music   $14.49  $10.87  Buy Now 
This book provides a historical, cultural & technical overview of the evolution of Indian music. 
 Caturdandiprakasika of Venkatamakhin (2 volumes)  R. Satyanarayana Caturdandiprakasika of Venkatamakhin (2 volumes)   $149.95  $112.46  Buy Now 
Caturdandiprakasika (c. 1650 A.D.) of Venkatamakhin is a fundamental treatise of Karnataka music and marks the rearguard in the renaissance of Indian music. It has launched a crucial, conceptual revolution which has metamorphosed this musical system into an enduring the attractive paddhati. Caturdandiprakasika is written in ten chapters: Vina, Sruti, Svara, Mela, Raga, Alapa, Thaya, Gita Prabandha and Tala. The first volume consists of the critically edited Text, English Translation,... 
 Rabindranath Tagore  Mohit Chakrabarti Rabindranath Tagore   $18.99  $14.24  Buy Now 
An inward exploration of diverse finer sensibilities and softer visions of life in terms of aesthetics and mystic grandeur, Rabindranath Tagore's songs of prayer unfold an unending panorama of joy, sorrow, life, death, light, darkness, void and fullness in a serene symphony with Nature.   An alltime entry into the elegant cathedral of the language of silence and poignant suggestiveness to life as it ought to be for deliverance in ardent devotion and dedication. 
 Divine Songs of Sage Poet Ramprasad  Shyamal Banerjee Divine Songs of Sage Poet Ramprasad   $25.99  $19.49  Buy Now 
Ramprasad Sen was born in the second decade of the eighteenth century in Halishahar in (then) Bengal. He was a great saint in Shakta cult. But, he was too a natural poet and composer. The songs are hymns to Goddess Mother Kali couched in rustic words and symbols of everyday life. Yet, most of this symbolism is a rare mosaic of the occult mystery of Tantrashastra and carry a double meaning. Thus, flying kites, the blind ox trudging routine endless circles of the village oil-machine (ghaani),... 
 New Instrumental Compositions for North Indian Music  Anil Mihiripenna New Instrumental Compositions for North Indian Music   $36.99  $27.74  Buy Now 
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 author's long-felt desire to bring out a collection of Gat o instrumental compositions 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... 
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