Ragopedia: Exotic Scales of North India: 1 Plastic Comb – 1 Aug 1989
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The companion CD is wonderful. Aswin Batish's late father, S.D. Batish, sings "Chalans" or improvisations on five ragas. His singing is wonderful - so good I listen to these five tracks over and over again while driving. New musical knowledge, understanding - and more importantly, the feel of Indian music and scales - just soaks into you.
I highly recommend this book to any musician.
I was hoping for some instruction on traditional melodies; how they are played, the cycle of repetitions and the nuance of each embellishment. How the embellishment is played on a sitar or sarod and how you might able to translate this to another instrument.
Overall it is a good resource for just the raw materials that make up what we know as
"Northern Classical Indian music"
Easy to read, informative and clearly labelled diagrams to support text information.