ISBN 9788129104250,Classical Musical Instruments

Classical Musical Instruments


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9788129104250

ISBN-10 8129104253


Number of Pages 330 Pages
Language (English)


Rarely do we come across books on musical instruments. That too, one covering the whole gamut of Indian classical musical instruments is hither to unheard of. This first of its kind book by Dr. Suneera Kasliwal covers almost all the instruments in vogue in the classical musical scenario of southern and northern India. Apart from delving deep into the history and evolution of each of these instruments, this well-researched book deals with their structural and manufacturing details and the basic techniques of sound production. Beautifully illustrated. This book is recommended for all those who have a genuine interest in Indian classical music and instruments. Contents Preface General Introduction I. PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS : 1. Mridang 2. Pakhavaj 3. Mridangam 4. Tabla 5. Dukkad 6. Khol 7. Ghatam 8. Tavil 9. Khanjeera 10. Moorchang II. WIND INSTRUMENTS : 11. Bansuri 12. The Hindustani Flute 13. The Carnatic Flute 14. Shahanai 15. Nagaswaram III. STRING INSTRUMENTS : 16. Veena: Rudra Veena and Tanjauri Veena 17. Surbahar 18. Sitar 19. Rabab and Sursingar 20. Sarod 21. Sarangi 22. Taus, Dilruba and Esraj 23. Vichitra Veena and Gottu Vadyam 24. Santoor 25. Swarmandala 26. Tanpura IV. WESTERN INSTRUMENTS : 27. Harmonium 28. Saxophone 29. Clarinet 30. Violin 31. Guitar 32. Classical Guitars 33. Flamenco Guitar 34. Steel String Acoustic Guitars V. ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTS : 35. Dhruva (Sur Peti) 36. Talometer, (Electronic Tala Aid for Carnatic Music) 37. Saarang (Electronic Tanpura) : i. Saarang Micro ii. Improvised Surpeti and Tanpura iii. Digital Tanpura 38. Talamala (Electronic Tabla) 39. Sunadmala : (Lahera Player) 40. Automatic Musical Instruments