Bagchee Sandeep Understanding Raga Music

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Understanding Raga Music

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This book is perhaps the first comprehensive guide to understanding all aspects and finer nuances of Hindustani Classical music. It is aimed at the serious listener, that is, someone who may not have had any formal lessons himself in this performing art, but who nevertheless, has picked up an initial interest in listening to classical music, and is, therefore, seeking to know more about its underlying structure, system and traditions. By explaining in a straightforward and extremely readable style, the basic features of Indian music, how time and melody are structured, the main principles of raga delineation and development, and the various genres and styles of vocal as well as instrumental performances, the book aims to enhance the serious listener\'s understanding of Hindustani music, heighten his appreciation of this art form. This book includes a glossary of musical terms, a select discography and a select bibliography.

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Sandeep Bagchee studied at the Doon School and St. Stephen's College and later joined the Indian Administrative Service. Besides music, his other passions include mountains and horses. He is the author of NAD: Understanding Raga Music, published in 1996. Shruti is his second book on Hindustani music and is aimed at a wider audience. Among Sandeep's other interests are Indian writing in English-as an avid reader and occasional contributor of short stories and middles. He is also a keen student of development issues and has published articles based on his administrative field experience in the Economic and Political Weekly. He was a visiting fellow at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard in 1988-89 where he worked on rural poverty in the Deccan. He was awarded a Master's degree in Finance by Strathclyde University in 1993.

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