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Mohammed Rafi: God's Own Voice

Mohammed Rafi: God's Own Voice

Before Mohammed Rafi there can only be a Zero and after him there can be only Two. That should succinctly describe the legendary singer of four decades whose rise to stardom was phenomenal. Indeed, Rafi was bigger than many of the stars who lip-synched to his golden voice. For a man who came from a very humble and conservative background, it was his hard work, naturally blessed talent and godly nature that made him stride like Colossus in an industry known for its crassly commercial values. Before the writers embarked upon this historic sojourn of encapsulating this simple man’s life history and career—stuff folklores are made of—they were well aware of the magnitude of the task. Thirty-five years after his death, Rafi’s popularity keeps multiplying and each day one gets to hear and rediscover some new anecdote about his prowess as a singer and nobility as a human being. Years of painstaking research and experience went into the compilation of this book apart from the 7000 plus songs he sang and hundreds of shows he performed at home and abroad. The authors have tried to put most of them together and piece together a spell-binding account of a professional pilgrimage that cannot be said to be complete by any stretch of imagination given the events—and the new ones that keep unfolding—that go into the making of this extraordinary folk-story like narrative. The biographers feel humbled and rewarding to chronicle a personality rightly acknowledged as among the “Best 50 Indians” ever born. More so, this being the first attempt that delves into the stupendous life and times of a titan in such comprehensive depth.

Barnyard Dance (Boynton on Board)

Barnyard Dance (Boynton on Board)

Stomp your feet! Clap your hands! Everybody ready for a BARNYARD DANCE!

S.D. Burman: The World of his Music

S.D. Burman: The World of his Music

A golden voice capable of making one stop in one's tracks, an uncanny understanding of audience expectation and an astute ability to create something original using various musical techniques and genres-these are some of the characteristics that defi ned Sachin Dev Burman, lovingly referred to as SD. One of the greatest artists to have risen on the Indian musical fi rmament and captivated the imagination of millions, SD's musical talent was appreciated by connoisseurs and commoners alike. Combining folk and classical styles, SD gave the world a form of music that could be the both the boatman's and the ustad's own. In S. D. Burman: Th e World of His Music, Khagesh Dev Burman paints a vivid picture of Sachin-karta's life, delving into his childhood, things that shaped his character and musical talent, the days of struggle-and the rise of the maestro. Complete with detailed lists of his songs and analyses of his unique style and music, this book is one that every music lover's shelf should boast of.

The Hindi Music Jukebox: Exploring Unforgettable Songs

The Hindi Music Jukebox: Exploring Unforgettable Songs

This Indian film music book is a collection of eighty essays about the people who made remarkable music in Bollywood cinema, especially during the great era, and the ideas such people brought to the recording studios. When songs had to go without rhythms or when melodies had plenty of Q n A in them. In this music book, we flirt with Rock n Roll and scan songs that speed up at the end, we peep behind the screen to see what the idea was behind chorus songs in our films - even if there was no one to sing that chorus on the screen; it's a huge list. These pages are a reflection of the time when everyone was fired up in their art, and when no one wanted to finish last in the race. It is about artists who every now and then dreamt ideas, and only after crystallizing things perfectly in their mind's eye, went out to translate and transform their dreams into unforgettable melodies in Indian movies.

Jukebox will interest the layman as well as the academician.

R. D. Burman -The Man, The Music

R. D. Burman -The Man, The Music

To a nation fed on classical music, the advent of Rahul Dev Burman with his repertoire of Western beats was a godsend. RD revolutionized Hindi film music in the 1970s, and with his emphasis on rhythm and beats, this Pied Piper of Hindi film music had young India swinging to his tunes. At the same time, this genius proved his many detractors who criticized him for corrupting popular taste wrong by composing some of the most influential raga-based songs in Hindi cinema and showing an immense comfort with all kinds of music, including Indian folk. RD: The Man, The Music looks at the phenomenon called R.D. Burman and how he changed the way Indians perceived Hindi film music. Through anecdotes and trivia that went into the making of Pancham's music - the many innovations he introduced, like mixed rhythm patterns, piquant chords and sound mixing - and through interactions with the musicians who were part of RD's team, the authors create a fascinating portrait of a man who, through his music, continues to thrive, even fifteen years after his death.

A Dream I Lived Alone

A Dream I Lived Alone

Padma Vibhushan-awardee Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan narrates his life's story-from practicing music in a graveyard as a young boy to teaching stalwarts of the music industry, his journey is as lyrical as his songs.
The octogenarian has nourished his family with love and care, even in his absence. Guru to Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Lata Mangeshkar, and many others, he is modest even about his own achievements. Captured in its essence by Namrata Gupta Khan, his daughter-in-law, A Dream I Lived Alone is a heart-warming story of love, riyaz, dedication and the maestro of music, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan.

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Hindustani Music and the Aesthetic Concept of Form (New Vistas in Indian Performing Arts)

This book studies the concept of form in the context of art, specifically Hindustani music. It investigates the underlying philosophical aesthetics and some aesthetical concepts and analyses the basic forms of raga and tala.

Hindustani Music Today

Hindustani Music Today

Stating that Hindustani music should be rightly termed Art music and not classical music , the book begins by discussing the features of Art music and presents an approach to appreciating Hindustani music. It provides a detailed understanding of the components of the raga experience in Hindustani music, including their time theory and the role of Gharanas of the musical tradition. It deals with genres of raga-based vocal music which have been performed over the last five centuries: Dhrupad, which has its moorings in devotional music; Khayal vocalism shaped by Sufi influences; the thumree, which originated as an accompaniment to the Kathak dance; and the tappa, adapted from the songs of camel drivers in the north-west frontier. It takes up the use of instruments in Hindustani music, especially the Rudra Veena, Sitar, Surbahar, Sarod, Santoor, the Shehnai, Pakhawaj, the Hawaiian Guitar and many others, giving an account of their origin, performing styles and lineages relating to them. Throughout, the emphasis is on contemporary trends in Hindustani music and its prospects in the future. It mentions the significant practitioners of Hindustani music, both vocal and instrumental. The volume will interest lovers of Indian music and also scholars who want to have a greater understanding of its traditions, its contemporary appeal and trends in practice. A panoramic view of Hindustani art music, for educated readers with some familiarity in it, with an informed perspective covering major genres of this musical stream, instruments in vogue, with a brief history, by an acclaimed author and musician.

Hindustani Music: A Tradition in Transition

Hindustani Music: A Tradition in Transition

"Hindustani Music: A tradition in transition" is a wide-ranging survey of the North Indian tradition of classical music during the post-independence period. Explicitly, this book addresses music lovers of above-average familiarity with Hindustani music, and their curiosity about its inner workings. It is, however, also a valuable reference for scholars and other writers on music.

The book is based on the author's long years of training as a musician, vast experience as an analyst of music, and an observer of the cultural environment.

The book is divided into six parts.

Part I articulates an Indian perspective on important societal, cultural, economic and technological drivers of Hindustani music.

Part II discusses issues pertaining to presentation formats, and the structural and melodic aspects of Hindustani music.

Part III deals with the notion of raga-ness, and the world of ragas.

Part IV presents comprehensive backgrounders on the four major genres of vocal music -- Dhrupad, Khayal, Thumree, and Tappa.

Part V features detailed fact-sheets on eight major melodic instruments of the Hindustani tradition -- Rudra Veena, Sitar, Surbahar, Sarod, Sarangi, Shehnai, Santoor, and the Indian classical (Hawaiian) guitar.

Part VI presents a glossary of words in italics, a list of suggested readings, and an index.

The book makes complex musicological concepts accessible to non-academic readers, and contributes significantly to widening the understanding of contemporary trends in Hindustani music.

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