Elements of Indian Music - The Melakarta System

by Radhika Iyer
$18.52
sku: 02-30603M
Book with online audio. Introduces the Indian melodic system in an accessible manner within the realm of Western music theory. The intermingling of these two worlds can inspire new, exceptional sonic landscapes. Contains a set of 12 etudes for piano and transcriptions for classical guitar. Each etude is about one minute in length and utilizes notes from a particular Indian scale. You should be at an intermediate to advanced skill level to perform each etude. An excellent way to expand your musical perspective beyond traditional diatonic scales. Useful literature on the evolution of the Indian melodic system is also included, with notes on how it can be used by Western musicians and composers. Notation only. 100 pp.   More Details...

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SECTION A
  • Preface by George Brooks
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
The Melodic Structure of Indian Music
  • Melakarta and Thaat
  • Raaga
  • The Quintessence of Indian Music
  • Congruence Between Musical Cultures
  • Indian Theory vs. Western Theory – A Unified Approach
  • Key Signatures and Time Signatures
  • Staff Position, Scale Degrees, Intervals and Scale-Chord Compatibility
  • Standard & Adjusted Scale Degrees for Melakarta Scales
  • Approach to Chords
  • The Circle of Intervals
  • The 72 Melakarta Scales (Standard Scale Degrees)
  • The 72 Melakarta Scales (Adjusted Scale Degrees)
  • Relative Modes of Melakarta Scales
  • The Method Behind the Melakarta System
SECTION B

The 72 Melakarta Scales (Staff Notation- Key of C)
  • Chakra 1
  • Chakra 2
  • Chakra 3
  • Chakra 4
  • Chakra 5
  • Chakra 6
  • Chakra 7
  • Chakra 8
  • Chakra 9
  • Chakra 10
  • Chakra 11
  • Chakra 12
Melakarta Scale Workouts
  • Piano Etudes using Melakarta Scales
  • Etude in Melakarta #01 – Kana-kAngi
  • Etude in Melakarta #10 – NAtaka-priya
  • Etude in Melakarta #16 – Chakra-vAkam
  • Etude in Melakarta #19 – JhankAra-dhwani
  • Etude in Melakarta #27 – Sara-sAngi
  • Etude in Melakarta #36 – Chala-nAtA
  • Etude in Melakarta #37 – SAlagam
  • Etude in Melakarta #45 – Shuba-panthu-varAli
  • Etude in Melakarta #51 – KAma-vardhini
  • Etude in Melakarta #59 – Dharma-vathi
  • Etude in Melakarta #65 – Mecha-Kalyani
  • Etude in Melakarta #72 – Rasika-priya
Classical Guitar Etudes using Melakarta Scales
  • Etude in Melakarta #01 – Kana-kAngi
  • Etude in Melakarta #10 – NAtaka-priya
  • Etude in Melakarta #16 – Chakra-vAkam
  • Etude in Melakarta #19 – JhankAra-dhwani
  • Etude in Melakarta #27 – Sara-sAngi
  • Etude in Melakarta #36 – Chala-nAtA
  • Etude in Melakarta #37 – SAlagam
  • Etude in Melakarta #45 – Shuba-panthu-varAli
  • Etude in Melakarta #51 – KAma-vardhini
  • Etude in Melakarta #59 – Dharma-vathi
  • Etude in Melakarta #65 – Mecha-Kalyani
  • Etude in Melakarta #72 – Rasika-priya
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