The 22 śrutis of Indian music
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The 22 śrutis of Indian music a complete exposition being a lecture delivered before the Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society on 22nd April 1931 by ManМ‡gesМЃa RamМ„akrМҐsМЈnМЈa TelanМ‡ga

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Published by Oriental Book Agency in Poona .
Written in English


  • Hindustani music.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesTwenty-two śrutis of Indian music
Statementby M.R. Telang.
LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 2005/61038 (M)
The Physical Object
Pagination23, 4 p.
Number of Pages23
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3711239M
LC Control Number2003309884

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I have narrated all these details in my Book: “The Mystic Citadel of 22 Srutis Music” There is a school of thought in the carnatic traditions (i.e. South Indian classical music) that tonal positions need not be viewed as something ‘sacrosanct’; learned music performers have the right to ‘inflex’ the notes (up or down) in order to attract the audience.   In music, Sruti means a quarter tone or a Microtone, which has musical value. A minute tone, or a minute difference of a pitch is Sruti. Sruti is also an overtone with musical value, which can be perceived by a trained ear in music. There are 22 such musical Srutis in an octave or Sapta Swara Mandalam. Srutis are the life breath of ragas.   The Book “The Mystic Citadel of 22 Srutis Music” is available with me at the following postal address: Srinivasan Nambirajan, A-7/ , FLORIDA ESTATE, Keshav Nagar, Mundhwa, Pune (Bank drafts / cheques are welcome in the name of Srinivasan Nambirajan, at Rs/- only. For overseas readers, the price tag is $35 (US) please. My Book “THE MYSTIC CITADEL OF 22 SRUTIs MUSIC” is available with me at the following postal address: Srinivasan Nambirajan, A-7/ , FLORIDA ESTATE, Keshav Nagar, Mundhwa, Pune (Bank drafts / cheques are welcome in the name of Srinivasan Nambirajan at Rs/- only. The price tag for viewers residing abroad is $ 35 (US) only.

The division of the saptaka. To return to the question of the division of the saptaka, consider the fixed ratio of which takes us through the range in seven steps, as a straight- forward calculation will show. In a similar manner, one sruti in the series of 22 represents a ratio of 1: The difference between Hindustani and Carnatic Classical Music systems Modification of the structure of traditional Harmonium to accommodate 22 shrutis Accurate tuning of the higher and the lower pitched Shrutis under every key in Shruti-Harmonium Tuning of 22 Shrutis 'by the Ear' Alaku is a name for Shruti in ancient Tamil music and 22 Shrutis are referred to as 22 Alakus. All the 22 Shrutis attain the status of Swaras, in some raga or the other. [21]. Pitch Analysis in South Indian Music (With a Critical Examination of The Theory of 22 Sruti-s) About The Book This book embodies the pioneering doctoral research work of Mdhu Mohan konaragiri.

Books shelved as indian-classical-music: The Music Room by Namita Devidayal, The Ragas of South India: A Catalogue of Scalar Material by Walter Kaufmann. the sapta Swaras and 22 Srutis, distributed in an Octave were mile stones in musical concepts, which ultimately resulted in the development of Ragas. By about 10th century musicology and music had almost all the basics to launch their way to perfection. The seven solfa notes of Indian music sa, ri, ga, ma, pa, dha, ni, travelled through. The word is also found in ancient geometry texts of India, where it means "the diagonal of a tetragon or hypotenuse of a triangle", and is a synonym of karna. The word śruti is also found in ancient Indian music literature, where it means "a particular division of the octave, a quarter tone or interval" out of twenty-two enumerated major tones.   (This has been written with the reference of “A History of Indian Music” by Shri Sharadchandra Shreedhar Paranjpe and book published by Sangeet Gaurav Granthmala) Bharat in the Natyashastra has described 22 shruti’s or microtones in an octave.