Handbook of Harmonium (History, Anatomy, Learning, Maintenance)

Handbook of Harmonium (History, Anatomy, Learning, Maintenance)

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Item Code: IHJ077
Author: Pankaj+Vishal
Publisher: Pankaj Publications, New Delhi
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9788187155980
Pages: 89 (13 B/W Illustrations
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
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Movement and Harmony is the primary quality of nature. Look at the sun the moon, the stars, the planets, the Milky Way, even the entire universe everything is in continuous motion and in perfect harmony. The strange thing about the motion of things is that they are in perfect rhythm. Similarity music also gets its identify due to its quality of rhythm and harmony with the notes.

Instruments music is one of the major forms of music which constitute a separate branch together. Therefore it is important in life.

Keeping this in mind we would like to introduce to the readers one of the most important instruments of Indian music tradition the Harmonium. The harmonium is a popular musical instrument in the world and it has a respectable place Indian Music also. This book gives you a sound idea of the history, development the reader by enhancing his interest to know more about this wonderful instrument to proceed further.

This book takes proper care of the inquisitiveness of the beginners and point out the salient probable problem areas of this field in a friendly manner.

Any suggestion for improvements of this book is welcome.


Preface v
Translator’s Note vi
Part 1: Theory of Music 9-40
The Indian Music System 11
Lay (Tempo or Speed) 21
Taal (The Rhythm) 24
Indian Music Notation System 30
Format of Music on Harmonium 32
Western Notation System 34
Points to Remember for Combined Notation System 39
Part 2: The Harmonium - Then & Now 41-50
The Harmonium 43
History & Development 44
Wind Instruments 47
Famous Harmonium Players 50
Part 3: Know The Harmonium 51-62
Types of Harmonium 57
Different of Harmonium on the basis of Octaves 56
Parts of a Harmonium 58
Part 4: Playing the Harmonium 63-70
Different Types of Sitting 65
Bellowing the Harmonium 67
Fingers on the Harmonium 68
Tips for playing Harmonium 69
Part 5: Notes on Harmonium 71-80
Playing Natural Notes Harmonium 73
Flat &Sharp Notes 76
Playing Tonic (1st Key) on white keys 77
Playing Tonic (1st Key) on Black keys 79
Songs on Harmonium 81
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