Author:B. Chaitanya Deva

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Musical Instruments of India: Their History and Development

By: B. Chaitanya Deva

Price: $19.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2014

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 016670

ISBN: 8121500486

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Since the commencement of the pioneering studies in Indology in the late eighteenth century there has been a sustained interest in our musicology. Great amount of research has been carried out in this area of knowledge. Surprisingly enough in spite of so much work done; no systematic study of musical instruments has been produced. This book is an attempt to collect comprehensive data about Indian musical instruments, classify them, relate them to the generally ethnic movements in the country and present a critical study of the whole. All efforts have been made to collect information from as ma... View more info

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The Music of India: A Scientific Study

By: B. Chaitanya Deva

Price: $19.25

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2011

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 021037

ISBN: 8121501954

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This is an attempt to bring, to bear a 'scientific' attitude to Indian musicological problems. Tools and methods of modern science have been employed to probe into musical phenomena and Indian music history. No other term is perhaps so operatively basic as the tonic-drone in melodic music and today the tambura is the most important drone in Indian music. The physical and auditory tonal spectra of this instrument have been studied. Further, the immense importance of the emergence of the drone in Indian music history has been discussed at length, in terms of neuro-physiological dynamics. Musical... View more info