Transplanting the Hindustani Classical Music Tradition

Teaching Indian classical music in a Western environment is not an easy task, considering that Western classical music is typically learned and performed from written notation while the Indian tradition is rooted in oral training. Mrs. Paranjape combined the traditional method of learning ragas through oral lessons with written notation in a basic textbook on Hindustani music, entitled Naad Tarang Waves of Sound), which she wrote herself in 2004–5. The book contains two CDs demonstrating ten basic Indian classical ragas. Inspired by Bhatkhande's textbook series, Naad Tarang presents each raga in a complete traditional structure, which includes sur vistar, alap, tan, and chiz in both Indian (sargam) and western (solfa) notation. The pedagogical approach and many of the musical examples were adapted and translated from Bhatkhande's text.
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Naad Tarang front cover

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Raga Asavari: Chiz and Tan, in Naad Tarang, pp. 61, 63, and ...

Raga Asavari: Chiz and Tan, in Naad Tarang, pp. 61, 63, and 64

David Descheneau discusses Naad Tarang.

David Descheneau discusses Naad Tarang.