The Shaping of an Ideal Carnatic Musician Through Sādhana

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Gyan Publishing House, 2008 - Carnatic music - 270 pages
This book is an endeavor to represent the mind of a musician seeking the ideal. In the process there has been a journey into the past and a peep into the future to arrive at a balance for an ideal present. Dr. Pantula Rama has been bestowed with the greatest of boons in form of her family background of music and her Guru Sri Ivaturi Vijayeswara Rao, who created an insight required for this work. Rama, chose to interview 13 maestors of the field who are the bridging brigade for the past and the present. Their valuable views have been presented in this research work.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Introduction
23
Objectives of the Present Study
33
Physical Practice
45
Analytical Sādhana of Compositions Dhātu and Mātu
73
Manodharma Sangeetam
94
Laya Gnānam
139
Listening and Observation
145
Lakshana Gnānam as an Aid to Lakshya Sādhana
151
Concert Planning and Execution
159
Role of Age Factors and the Requisite Sādhana
165
Conclusion
171
Carnatic Music
177
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