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

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Item Code: IHJ078
Author: Pankaj+Vishal
Publisher: Pankaj Publications, New Delhi
Edition: 2008
ISBN: 9788190613910
Pages: 94 (23 B/W Illustrations
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
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Book Description

Music is considered to have a divine origin and own which brings its practitioner very close to god. It is said that god created music to give a proof of his presence. Therefore the existence of music is as old as humanity itself. But later it came to be presumed that music is an inborn quality given by god himself and therefore it can not be learned here on this earth. One may be trained in music and excel provided there is genetic support but is not a universal fact. One can learn everything with proper sincerity and devotion.

Keeping this in view the present series of hand books has been prepared as a references material for those who have just got in touch with music and if it appeals to their artistic sensibilities to proceed further in this field. For this we have selected one of the oldest instruments of our music tradition the Sarod. It is an instrument which is capable of energizing anyone’s senses with its grave sound.

This book takes care of the inquisitiveness of beginner and points out the salient problem areas of this field in a friendly and simple manner.

Any suggestion for improvements of this book are 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 Sarod 32
Western Notation System 34
Points to Remember for Combined Notation System 39
Part 2: Sarod - Then & Now 41-58
The Sarod 43
History & Development 44
Gharanas 47
Indian String Instruments 50
Famous Sarodists 54
Making of the Sarod 57
Part 3: Know The Sarod 59-68
Various Types of Sarod 61
Parts of a Harmonium 64
Part 4: Playing the Sarod 69-74
Sitting positions 65
Important Tips while Playing the Sarod 71
Part 5: Sounds and Notes 75-84
Production of Basic Bols 77
Position of Notes 80
Playing Basic Swaras 82
Part 6: Tuning of Maintenance of a Sarod 85-95
Tuning of Sarod 87
Repairs & Maintenance 92
Tips For Buying a Sarod 94

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