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Ragopedia: Exotic Scales of North India: 1 Plastic Comb – 1 Aug 1989


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Amazon.com: HASH(0x8fab3270) out of 5 stars 5 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f26ba14) out of 5 stars One of the greatest musical refrences of all time 25 Jan. 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Plastic Comb
This is one of the greatest refrences that I have ever used. I personally play several instruments, and the notation of the north indian scales in this book allows me to expand my music to new reaches. If you're a musician, this book is a must-have. I can't wait until they release the second volume with the south indian ragas.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8ef8b438) out of 5 stars Ragopedia: Guide to North Indian ragas 11 Jun. 2007
By William Hill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Plastic Comb Verified Purchase
This book and companion CD are a great resource for those who want to work with the vast, complex and exciting body of North Indian music. This is a way of tapping into a huge musical resource that's unknown territory to most Western musicians.

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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x8f2b33c0) out of 5 stars A good resource 23 Aug. 2006
By tselliot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Plastic Comb Verified Purchase
I found this book to informative on a very limited level. It gave you all the modes and scales, but I felt it was lacking in explanations. There were certainly some discussions about Ragas.

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"
HASH(0x8f342a98) out of 5 stars For advance students only 6 Aug. 2013
By Madan - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Plastic Comb Verified Purchase
This book is good for advance students, who are interested knowing notations of various Raga in Western style. Very little information about Raga or music as whole.
HASH(0x8f208f24) out of 5 stars Excellent 11 Oct. 2013
By Kevin Latchman Ramjit - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Plastic Comb Verified Purchase
Very useful for composers and experienced musicians.
Easy to read, informative and clearly labelled diagrams to support text information.
Excellent work!
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