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Description - The Ragas of Early Indian Music by Richard Widdess

The concept of raga forms the basis of melodic composition and improvization in Indian classical music. This study traces the early history and development of the concept in the pre-Islamic period. It draws on early Indian theoretical sources, and focuses especially on the examples of notated melodies that they contain. This book should be of interest to musicologists and music students interested in ethnomusicology, historical musicology, music theory, mode and monody, and improvisation as well as sanskritists and other Indologists.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780193154643
ISBN-10: 0193154641
Format: Hardback
(255mm x 197mm x 31mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Dec-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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