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Sanjay, Mishra - India Your Passport To A New World Of Music

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India - Your Passport to a New World of Music

by Mishra Sanjay

The Guitar Atlas series is your passport to a new world of music. Learn the characteristic rhythms and techniques of some of the world's most remarkable guitar music, discovering the history, origins, and pioneering artists of distinctive styles from around the globe.

Whether you play jazz, rock, blues, or any other style, the beautiful musical language of India will infuse your playing with a new, unique flavor. Explore ornamentation, modes, and rhythms of folk music from Darjeeling, Assam, Bengal and other regions. Learn how ragas are structured, and discover the subtle, graceful improvisational art form of Hindustani music. The examples and compositions throughout all 48 pages are presented in standard notation and TAB and demonstrated on an enclosed CD.

In November 2006, Guitar Atlas: India and its author Sanjay Mishra were featured on NPR radio's "Sanjay Mishra: A Cross-Cultural Exploration in Music."




CHAPTER 1-Getting Started




Guitar Fingering

About the Drone

Indian Music Appreciation 101

CHAPTER 2-Folk Music of India 

Chol Mini Assam Jabo (Come Let Us Go to Assam)

Sohag Chand Badani Nacho To Dekhi (Let Me See You Dance in the Moonlight)

Folksong from Rajasthan

CHAPTER 3-Devotional Music in India

Om Jai Jagdish Hare (Praise be The Almighty)

Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram (Glory to Lord Ram, the Most Glorious One of Ragu's Race)

Qawwali Tune


CHAPTER 4-Hindustani Music-The Classical Music of North India

A Brief History


Some Important Aspects of Raga

Form of a Raga

Performing a Raga

Classification of Ragas


Rhythm in Indian Music

Sample Ragas

Raga Bageshri (Thaat Kafi)

Raga Khamaj (Thaat Khamaj)

Raga Scales

Final Word

References for Further Study

Pronunciation Guide

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