Beautifully illustrated, Classical Musical Instruments is recommended for all those who have a genuine interest in Indian classical music and its instruments.
There are not a lot of books on Indian musical instruments. One covering the whole gamut of Indian classical musical instruments is hitherto 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.
I. PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS :
II. WIND INSTRUMENTS :
12. The Hindustani Flute
13. The Carnatic Flute
III. STRING INSTRUMENTS :
16. Veena: Rudra Veena and Tanjauri Veena
19. Rabab and Sursingar
22. Taus, Dilruba and Esraj
23. Vichitra Veena and Gottu Vadyam
IV. WESTERN INSTRUMENTS :
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
Dr. Suneera Kasliwal is a renowned sitar exponent. A disciple of the late Pandit Lal Mani Mishra, the famous vichitra veena player and renowned musicologist, she was a gold medalist in Master of Music from the Banaras Hindu University, and has gone on to win many awards in her field. A regular contributor to All India Radio and music journals and magazines, Dr. Kasliwal is a senior reader in the Department of Music at Delhi University.
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