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1 Veerapandian S.A. Computer Music – FAQ Documentation Music and Computer Self explanatory
2 Yasuhiro Okazaki A Note on Natyasastra's Sruti-system: Research Textual Study This small essay examines Natyasastra's description of four cycle tuning and related issues, e.g., consonant, scale and transposition, and attempts to propose a possible temperament consistent with those concepts and their characteristics described in the Natyasastra.
3 Seetha S A Note on P Sambamurti Documentation Musican-Scholars A note on the life and contribution of P.Sambamurti, the well-known musician, musicologist and educationist; dictated by Dr. Seetha and hand written by Dr. Rajshri Sripathy.
4 Hemalatha R A Study of the Desi Raga-s of the Post-Ratnakara Research History of Music While Desiraga in Sangitaratnakara is a part of the Marga-Desi classification, in the later period this term comes under the Ghana-Naya-Desya classification of raga-s. This thesis focusses on this later class of Desiraga-s.
5 Girija Easwaran A Study Of Three Unpublished Texts - Svarataladila Research Textual Study This is the thesis of the author for which she was awarded the M.Phil. degree and is a study of three related manuscripts on music from Kerala
6 Sathyanarayana R Abhinava-bharata-sara-sangraha– 24 MB Research Textual Study Scan of the book ‘Abhinavabharata-sara-sangraha’ of Mummadi Cikkabhupala. File-1
7 Scanner Abhinava-tala-manjari Documentation Text Scan Scan of the photocopy of the book 'abhinava-tAla-manjarI' of Appa Tulasi/Kashinatha and published by Vishnu Sarma (Narayana Bhatkahande) at Mumbai in 1914.
8 Ramanathan N Aditala-Historical-Study Research History of Music This article traces the history of the Adi-tala, both from the angle of the name and that of its structure.
9 Priyashri V Rao An Analysis of a Bharatanatyam Composition - Relat Research Music and Dance Dance, Music and Drumming being three disparate arts, this thesis, examines how dance becomes a homogeneous composite art form. Through an analysis of a Varnam, supported by graphic illustration of dance movements, the meeting point between the three arts have been brought out. Audio containing the rendering of the Varnam has been included.
10 Madhumohan, Komaragiri An Empirical Study of Intonation in Raga Kalyani Research Musical Concepts Computer pitch analysis of Kalyani reveals the variability in intonation, and shows that it does not conform to the currently prevailing theory of 22 sruti-s. It is suggested that the process of intonation is not merely physical but is also psycho-physiological.
11 Premalatha V An inquiry into music manuscripts in GOML Chennai Research History of Music This article is the outcome of a research project undertaken to survey the music manuscript collection of Government Oriental Manuscript Library (GOML), Chennai. It was originally published in DHIMAHI, International research Journal, Volume - 5, Chinmaya International Foundation, Ernakulam, 2014, ISSN - 0976-3066
12 Subramanian M Analysis of Gamakams using the computer Research History of Music An analysis of the gamakams of Maayaamaalavagowla sung by different artists - also has appendices dealing with digital music, different methods of frequency estimation and a note on cent system.
13 Madhumohan, Komaragiri Analyzing same svara sequences in different raga-s Research Musical Concepts Raga transcends not only the scale but also the same sequence of svara-s across allied or unrelated raga-s. The complex pitch movements cannot be fully revealed by the tools of notation. Visual depictions convey a clearer sense of the raga characteristic.
14 Ramanathan N Area and Scope of Research in Music Research Research Methodology Article published in a book 'Problems and Areas of Research in Music', edited by Subhadra Chaudhary. Book available in -musicresearchlibrary.net
15 Scanner Ashtottara-sata-tala-laksanam Documentation Text Scan Scan of the photocopy of the book 'ashTOttara-Sat-tAla-lakshaNam' (author not mentioned) published by Vishnu Sarma (Narayana Bhatkahande) at Mumbai in 1911.
16 Premalatha V Association of Rasa and Kala with Raga-s Documentation History of Music Enjoyment of the feelings transpiring in human relationships and the time of performance have been associated with music, in particular with music. This write up in English and in Tamizh discusses this issue.
17 Scanner Balamirtham-Renganathayyar-Mal -16MB Research Text Scan "Balamritam" by Ranganatha Iyer with 125 musical compositions of Svati Tirunal, notated in 1918. Renganatha Iyer's father was a member of Svati's court. Renganathaiyer has written 4 books - Balamrtam, Sangita-raja-rangam, sangita-rangam and one more. Sangita-raja- rangam has many kirtana-s of Tyagaraja and Sangita-rangam has 4 Kathakali songs notated, perhaps the first effort.
18 Hema Ramanathan Bharatabhasyam-Ragas Research Textual Study English translation of the verses, describing the Raga-s, taken from the original samskrta text of Sarsvati-hrdayalankara-hara / Bharatabhasya of Nanyadeva
19 Jayalakshmi R S Bharatacattiram (Eng & Tam) Research Textual Study This is a text in written in Tamizh in the post 16th century period that combines the early Tamizh tradition and the later developments in the Dravidian region. The write up in both Tamizh and English have been presented.
20 Jayalakshmi R S Bharatasenapatiyam (Eng & Tam) Documentation Textual Study This is a text in written in Tamizh in the post 16th century period that combines the early Tamizh tradition and the later developments in the Dravidian region. The write up in both Tamizh and English have been presented.
21 Veerapandian S.A. Bharatidasanum Tamizhisaiyum (Tamizh) Research Karnataka Music An account of the contribution of Bharatidasan to Tamizh songs who is otherwise is a well-known poet.
22 Ramanathan N Book Reviews Research General A collection of Reviews of Books written by N.Ramanathan and published in journals and magazines. The details of the contents can be had in the file Book-Reviews-TOC.pdf
23 Ramanathan N Brhaddesi of Matanga Documentation Textual Study Presents a brief account of the contents of the Brhaddesi of Matanga
24 Ramanathan N Brhaddesi-Historical-Perspective Research Textual Study A brief but critical look at Brhaddesi trying to understand its contents on the background of earliers texts and the slighlty later ones.
25 Hema Ramanathan Brhaddesi-Ragas Research Textual Study English translation of the verses, describing the Raga-s, taken from the original samskrta text of Brhaddesi of Matanga.
26 Subramanian M Carnatic Music and the Computer Research Music and Computer Describes the possible application of Computers to Carnatic Music - Synthetic and Analytical
27 Narayanaswami, P. P. Caturdandiprakasika - Text (Nagari & Roman) Documentation History of Music The text of the entire work Caturdandiprakasika' of Venkatamakhi is being presented here, in Devanagari script as well as in Roman. They are in two separate files
28 Ramanathan N Caturdandiprakasika of Venkatamakhi Research Textual Study Presents a brief account of the contents of the Samskrta text Caturdandiprakasika of Venkatamakhi
29 Vijayakumar , Alathoor Chandas for Musicians Research Musical Concepts The article explains the basic principles underlying Chandas in Sahitya of songs and gives guidelines to music for correct pronounciation.
30 Ramanathan N Cilappadikaram and Commentaries- Music Terms Research General This is a monograph that examines a few terms relating to music that figure in the main text of Cilappadikaram and in the two commentaries.
31 Ramanathan N Cilappadikaram and the Urais - Music Terms -Tam Research General This is a monograph that examines a few terms relating to music that figure in the main text of Cilappadikaram and in the two commentaries.
32 Veerapandian S.A. Cirum-icaiyum (Tam & Eng) Research Textual Study The scholar presents details on phonetics from ancient Tamizh works. Units like ezhuttu, acai, cIr, taLai, aTi and toDai have been explained which are relevant to music too. Both tamizh and english versions in *.pdf format have been placed.
33 Ramanathan N Commentaries in the Samskrta Textual Tradition in Research Textual Study Commentaries on Texts are written by scholars to explain and/ or elaborated certain concepts and to relate them to the contemporary period. Sometimes authors themselves write commentaries. The article makes a brief study of this tradition.
34 Priyashri V Rao Components of Dance Performance Research Music and Dance A presentation of dance or drama is a co-ordinated presentation of different art forms. This thesis examines and analyzes the different aspects of a dance performance in terms of actual dance movements, music, drumming etc., on the historical background.
35 Latha R Composition in SSSS and in Taccuru Books-35MB Research History of Music This project work transcribes into Roman script the notations in Telugu script presented in the book ‘Sangita Sarvartha Sara Sangrahamu’ of Vina Ramanuja and in the seven books of Taccaru Brothers (Pedda Singaracaryulu and Azhaga Singaracaryulu). Analytical observations have also been presented.
36 Vijayalakshmi N Compositions of Maha Vaidyanatha Ayyar-1 53 MB Research Music Composer The dissertation tited ‘A Stylistic Study of the Compositions of Sri Mahavaidyanatha Iyer’ that was awarded the M.Phil.Degree of the University of Madras. This file contains the text material.
37 Vijayalakshmi N Compositions of Maha Vaidyanatha Ayyar-2 22MB Research Music Composer This is a continutation of the dissertation tited ‘A Stylistic Study of the Compositions of Sri Mahavaidyanatha Iyer’. This file contains the audio- rendering of the varnam, and kirtana and tillana.
38 Vijayalakshmi N Compositions of Maha Vaidyanatha Ayyar-3 35MB Research Music Composer This is a continutation of the dissertation tited ‘A Stylistic Study of the Compositions of Sri Mahavaidyanatha Iyer’. This file contains the audio-rendering of the 72 Mela Ragamalika – part-1, raga-s 1 to 36.
39 Vijayalakshmi N Compositions of Maha Vaidyanatha Ayyar-4 26MB Research Music Composer This is a continutation of the dissertation tited ‘A Stylistic Study of the Compositions of Sri Mahavaidyanatha Iyer’. This file contains the audio-rendering of the 72 Mela Ragamalika – part-2, raga-s 37 to 72.
40 Narayanaswami, P. P. Compositions of Muttusvami Dikshitar Research General Text of 485 kirtana-s of Muttusvami Dikshitar presented in Devanagari, Malayalam and Roman scripts, in alphabetical order with text variants. Bookmark navigation has been provided for easy access to the desired kirtana.
41 Shyamala Kannan Nair Compositions of Svati Tirunal -Authorship Research Karnataka Music This work titled ‘An Examination of Disputes regarding the Authorship of Musical Compositions with Special Reference to the Compositions of Savti Tirunal’ was the research thesis of the author for which she was awarded the M.Phil. degree. drshyamalavinod@gmail.com
42 Vijayakumar , Alathoor Computer Generated Sruti Bhedam Research Music and Computer This article presents computer generated sounds for demonstrating mathematic appreciation of Srutibhedam. The file contains a chart and audiofiles. The programme of computer generated sounds in followed by vocal demonstration of Srutibhedam carried out by Kuravi Lalitha on 5 sets of Ragas.
43 Ramanathan N Concept of Art Music Documentation Musical Concepts Discusses the notion of Art / Classical Music with reference to primary issues like the Form and other features like concert presentation.
44 Ramanathan N Concept of Srutijati Research History of Music Srutijati term and its varieties occur in the Sangitaratnakara of Sarngadeva. The concept of Srutijati has been explained on the basis of earlier texts
45 Premalatha V Contribution of MR Kavi to manuscript studies Research History of Music This paper deals with the contribution of Manavalli Ramakrishna Kavi (a scholar in Samskṛta and Telugu) to the field of manuscript studies relating to music, dance and dramaturgy. It was originally published in the Journal of the Madras Music Academy, Chennai, vol – 82, 2011.
46 Latha R Database of Songs from Books Documentation Music Database This is a Database of Songs in Karnataka Music based on publications. The MS-Excel file contains two worksheets. The first worksheet contains details of publication and the presentation aspect of the books. The second sheet has the songs and the details of Raga, Tala etc.
47 Ramanathan N Desi in Brhaddesi Research Textual Study The article examines the use of the word Desi in the Brhaddesi of Matanga, with reference to the Marga-Desi classification seen in later texts.
48 Seetha S Development-Kanakangi As SuddhaScale- Research History of Music The title of the article 'Development of Kanakangi as the Suddha Scale of Karnatic Music' is self explanatory. It was published in the Journal of the Madras University.
49 Narayanaswami, P. P. Diksita Kirtana Prakasika Documentation Musical Compositions The 1936 Tamil publication 'Diksita Kirtana Prakasikai', containing notations of 50 kirtana-s of Muttusvami Diksitar notated by T.S. Nataraja Sundaram Pillai, has been typeset in Roman script with English translation for the introductory portion.
50 Ramanathan N Dissertations – List Research Music Database A list of dissertations submitted for the Ph.D. degree collected from the Bulletin of the Association of Indian Universities and the lists from the University of Madras and SS University, Kalady.
51 Seetha S Documentary Evidence in Modi Script on the Emolume Research History of Music The title of the article 'Documentary Evidence in Modi Script on the Emoluments of Musicians' is self explanatory. The article was published in the Journal of the Madras University.
52 Harold S. Powers Durational, Accentual, Syllabic rhythms in 19th Research Music Analysis This is a paper presented by the late author at the conference of the Madras Music Academy, Chennai in December 2001.
53 Ramanathan N Early Indian Hepatatonic Scales and Recent Diatoni Research History of Music The article describes and evaluates an application of recent diatonic theory to one of the most intractable problems in music history: How and why have large numbers of unrelated musical cultures selected similar heptatonic scales as their basic melodic sources, and what similar features of "diatonicism" do these scales exhibit?
54 Ramanathan N Emendations to the GOS text of NatyaSastra-v4 Research Textual Study Emendations to the text of Natyasastra and the Abhinavabharati commentary, vol.4, Oriental Institute, Baroda, 1964, relating to chapters 28 to 34, and published as Appendix VI, to the revised edition of 2006.
55 Ramanathan N Essays-on-Tala-and-Laya Research Music Analysis This is a scan of the book 'Essays on Tala and Laya' published by the Percussive Arts Centre, Bengaluru in 1997.
56 Hema Ramanathan Etymological Definitions and Technical Definitions Research Textual Study This paper takes up some important technical terms in the discipline of Music, and examines the burden of sense they have acquired over the years. The terms taken up for study are 'sruti', 'nada', 'svara' and 'raga'.
57 Seetha S Evolution of Jathisvara Research History of Music 'A Note on the Evolution of the Jathisvara Composition' was published in the Journal of the Madras University.
58 Ramanathan N Form in Music Research History of Music This article discusses the concept of Form in Music and discusses the nature of musical forms from ancient to early modern period.
59 Ramanathan N G N Balasubramanian and Intellectual approach Research Musican-Scholars Discusses the intellectual approach to Karantaka music ushered in by G N Balasubramanian in the spheres of Raga-alapana and Svara-kalpana.
60 Jayalakshmi R S Gamaka-s in Sangita-sampradaya-pradarsini (Tamizh) Research Music Analysis This is the Ph.d. dissertation of Dr. R.S.Jayalakshmi, in Tamizh titled, "Subbarama Dikshitarin Sangita-sampradaya-pradasini-yil Vilakkappattulla Gamakangal" (Gamakas explained in Sangita-sampradaya-pradarsini of Subbarama Diksitar). The work seeks to understand and interpret the Gamaka-s as explained by Subbarama Dikshitar and is accompanied by audio illustrations.
61 Subramanian M Gamakam-Auto Computer Synthesis Research Music & Science This paper describes the results of the author’s efforts to develop a computer program to automatically generate nuance based notation from simple notation, explaining the issues involved, the strategies used and the residual manual effort still required to generate a final acceptable version from the skeletal notation.
62 Ramanathan N Gandharva Forms Research History of Music Described as 'sacred' and 'Art' music, Gandharva forms have been described in texts like Natyasastra and Dattilam and later explained by Abhinavagupta and reproduced by later texts. This paper gives a brief account of these forms.
63 Premalatha V Ghana, Naya and Desya Raga-s Research History of Music This classification of Raga-s was based mainly on their melodic texture, with Ëœdesya' referring to its arrival from the ËœNorth'. This zip file contains both the English and Tamizh versions.
64 Premalatha V Grama, Murchana and Jati (Eng & Tam) Documentation History of Music This is a write up on the musical concepts, Grama, Murchana and Jati, in the Gandharva system of Marga tradition, that later undewent changes in the Desi tradition. Both English and Tamizh versions of the write up have been included.
65 Seetha S Gramas in Indian Music Research History of Music 'Gramas in Indian Music' deals with scale types that formed the tonal basis of Murchana-s and Jati-s in the Gandharva system of music.
66 Veerapandian S.A. Grammar for Percussive Art from Ancient Texts Research History of Music This article suggests how the concepts of Tamiz Metrics and Prosody can help codify a grammar for Percussive Arts
67 Sathyanarayana R Haridasas and Karnataka Music Research History of Music The article outlines the contribution of the Saints belonging to the Vyasakuta and Dasakuta to Music.
68 Ramanathan N Harold S Powers and India Documentation Musican-Scholars This is an account of Professor Harold S Powers' introduction to Karnataka and Hindustani music and his academic contributions.
69 Arati Rao How to write a Journal Paper Documentation Research Methodology This document gives guidelines on writing Journal Papers.
70 Veerapandian S.A. Icaiccorkal Mozipeyarppu - Tavaraana Muyarcikal (T Research Musical Concepts The author argues against attempts to translate technical terms in one language into another language and advocates the retention of the same term in other languages too.
71 Subramanian M Implied Samvaditva in Carnatic Music Research Musical Concepts In the Carnatic music system, vadi-samvadi notes are never referred to in defining a raga. The purpose of this article is to suggest that the usage of the sa-ma or sa-pa relationship is strong, although not mentioned explicitly.
72 Ramanathan N Improvisation in Karnataka Music Research Musical Concepts An article on Improvisation or the Manodharma aspect of contemporary South Indian Music
73 Veerapandian S.A. Inai-Kilai-Pagai-Natpu-Tanam (Tamizh) Research Musical Concepts Interpretation of these terms in Ancient Tamizh music texts that are the counterparts of Vadi-Samvadi etc. of the Samskrta tradition and of the Sonance-Consonance etc. of Western music.
74 Sathyanarayana R Indian Music: Myth and Legend Research History of Music Deals with Myths and Legends in Music, such as the Origin of Natya and Skin covered Instruments.
75 Latha R Indian-scripts in Windows Documentation General A guide to keying Devanagari (Samskrta), Tamiz and Telugu scripts in Windows and its applications.
76 Ramanathan N Influence of Sastra on Prayoga: Post-Sangitaratnak Research General The Paper discusses the Sastra in the Post-Sangitaratnakara Texts and the influence on the Svara and Mela-Raga systems and on the Graham feature in the songs of Muttusvami Dikshitar and others.
77 Premalatha V Information on Music in Manuscripts Documentation Textual Study This document has compiled information relating to music and dance from Mansucripts preserved at the Government Oriental Manuscripts library, Chennai. The information pertains to technical terms and songs.
78 Ramanathan N Institutional Music Education: Southern Area Research Karnataka Music Surveys the state of music education offerred by Statutory bodies and non-statutory bodies in South India and Sri Lanka with special reference to curriculum.
79 Ramanathan N Interpreting the 'Graham' part of the Sv Research History of Music In some Kirtanas of Muttusvami Dikshitar there is a (Citta) Svaram passage followed by another passage under the heading Graham. This article attempts to explain the musicological significance and the musical procedure underlying it.
80 Ramanathan N Interview with Vina Vidvan S Balachander Documentation Karnataka Music Audio recording of an Interview of Vina Vidvan S Balachander conducted in the studio of All India Radio and broadcast on 13 March 1990.
81 Narayanaswami, P. P. Irayiamman Tampi - Life & Contribution Documentation General This is an expository article on the life and contributions of Irayimman Tampi. There are four files. (i) irayimman_article.pdf (the article in English) (ii) irayimman.pdf (a collection of 40 compositions and a few shlokams in Malayalam traditional script - old Lipi) (iii) same as (ii) but in modern script - New Lipi (iv) same as (ii) and (iii) but in diacritical English
82 Yasuhiro Okazaki Jati Melodies in Sangitaratnakara – A Reconstructi Research General This article attempts to edit the notation of the 18 Jati songs presented in the Sangitaratnakara based on the variants in the published editions and other related texts. For source reference please access the web-site: http://www.jits-ryukoku.net/
83 Seetha S Jayadeva's Gita Govinda Research Music and Poetry Jayadeva's Gita Govinda' throws light on the author, theme of the work, structure and performance in later times.
84 Nandhini M Journal - Kalakshetra Quarterly Documentation History of Music This is a database of the articles and other features in the ËœKalakshetra Quarterly' Journal of the Kalakshetra, Chennai. This MS-Excel file gives details of the Article Title and the Author. The Journal has since ceased publication.
85 Nandhini M Journal - Shanmukha Documentation History of Music This is a database of the articles and other features in the ËœShanmukha', Journal of the Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts & Sangeetha Sabha, Mumbai. This MS-Excel file gives details of the Article Title and the Author.
86 Nandhini M Journal Indian Musicological Society Documentation Music Database This is a database of the articles and other features in the Journal of the Indian Musicological Society, Baroda (presently at Mumbai). This MS-Excel file gives details of the Article Title and the Author.
87 Premalatha V Journal Music Academy - Articles & Keywords Index Documentation Music Database This is a database of the articles and other features in the Journal of Music Academy, Madras. This MS-Excel file has two sheets, one giving details of the Articles Title and Author while the other one is an index of Keywords occurring in the articles. Issues of Journal upto year 2009 have been covered.
88 Nandhini M Journal NCPA Documentation General This is a database of the articles and other features in the Journal of the National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai. This MS-Excel file gives details of the Article Title and the Author. The Journal has since ceased publication.
89 Priyashri V Rao Journal Sangeet Natak - Article Index & Keywords Documentation History of Music This is a database of the articles and other features in the 'Sangeet Natak', the Journal of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi. This MS-Excel file has two sheets, one giving details of the Articles Title and Author while the other one is an index of Keywords occurring in the articles.
90 Ramanathan N Journals and Magazines in Music in India - List Documentation Music Database This is a list of Journals and Magazines in Music with addresses.- 27-06-2010
91 Ramanathan N kalA-mAtrA-laya-mArga Research Musical Concepts This is a study of the four terms, kalA, mAtrA, laya and mArga, relating to tAla, from a historical perspective.
92 Ramanathan N Karnataka and Hindustani Music Research History of Music The article argues against the existing theory that Hindustani and Karnataka systems are outcome of a bifurcation of single 'Indian Music system' in the 13th century.
93 Girija Easwaran Kohalarahasyam of Kohala Research Textual Study This is a short project document on a manuscript submitted by the author as part of a course on Manuscriptology.
94 Ramanathan N Laksya and Laksana in Music Research Musical Concepts An attempt to present the meaning of a few technical terms as reflected n the writings of earlier period and relate them to the contemporary performance, on the background of their present day usage.
95 Ramanathan N Lalgudi Jayaraman's Music- Guided Listening Sessio Research Karnataka Music Text and Video of the two sessions of Guided Listening to Lalgudi Jayaraman's Music organised by the Music Forum, Chennai in 2014. Youtube Video link furnished at the beginning of each file.Text and Video of the two sessions of Guided Listening to Lalgudi Jayaraman's Music orgainsed by the Music Forum, Chennai in 2014. Youtube Video link furnished at the beginning of each file.
96 Leelavathy G Leelavathy-NoteBooks-1&2-TNarchives –[Tam] Documentation Research Data Notes on books on Music in Tamiz, at various libraries in Tamilnadu, made during scholar's fieldwork as part of her research on the subject "Books on Music, in Tamiz, published till 1950). These Notebooks (1&2) relate to the books at the Tamil Nadu St ate Archives, Chennai.
97 Leelavathy G Leelavathy-NoteBooks-11to13-RojaMuthiah-[Tam] Documentation Research Data Notes on books on Music in Tamiz, at various libraries in Tamilnadu, made during scholar's fieldwork as part of her research on the subject "Books on Music, in Tamiz, published till 1950). These Notebooks (11to13) relate to the Roja Muthaih Research Library.
98 Leelavathy G Leelavathy-NoteBooks-14to16-Sarasvatimahal-TamUniv Documentation Research Data Notes on books on Music in Tamiz, at various libraries in Tamilnadu, made during scholar's fieldwork as part of her research on the subject "Books on Music, in Tamiz, published till 1950). These Notebooks (14to16) relate to the Libraries of Sarasvati Mahal and Tamiz University.
99 Leelavathy G Leelavathy-NoteBooks-17&18-TNRamachandran-[Tam] Documentation Research Data Notes on books on Music in Tamiz, at various libraries in Tamilnadu, made during scholar's fieldwork as part of her research on the subject "Books on Music, in Tamiz, published till 1950). These Notebooks (17&18) relate to the personal library of scholar TN Ramachandran.
100 Leelavathy G Leelavathy-NoteBooks-19to21-Tiruchi-and-[Tam] Documentation Research Data Notes on books on Music in Tamiz, at various libraries in Tamilnadu, made during scholar's fieldwork as part of her research on the subject "Books on Music, in Tamiz, published till 1950). These Notebooks (19to21) relate to the libraries in Tiruchi, Madurai and Kovai.
101 Leelavathy G Leelavathy-NoteBooks-3-TNarchives-[Tam] Documentation Research Data Notes on books on Music in Tamiz, at various libraries in Tamilnadu, made during scholar's fieldwork as part of her research on the subject "Books on Music, in Tamiz, published till 1950). This Notebook-3 relates to the books at the Tamil Nadu St ate Archives, Chennai.
102 Leelavathy G Leelavathy-NoteBooks-4&5-TNarchives-[Tam] Documentation Research Data Notes on books on Music in Tamiz, at various libraries in Tamilnadu, made during scholar's fieldwork as part of her research on the subject "Books on Music, in Tamiz, published till 1950). These Notebooks (4&5) relate to the Tamil Nadu St ate Archives, Chennai.
103 Leelavathy G Leelavathy-NoteBooks-6to8-Maralimalai-and-[Tam] Documentation Research Data Notes on books on Music in Tamiz, at various libraries in Tamilnadu, made during scholar's fieldwork, as part of her research on the subject "Books on Music, in Tamiz, published till 1950). These Notebooks (6to8) relate to the Maraimalai Adigal Library, Queen Mary's College and Sampradaya.
104 Leelavathy G Leelavathy-NoteBooks-9&10-UnivMadras-GOML-[Tam] Documentation Research Data Notes on books on Music in Tamiz, at various libraries in Tamilnadu, made during scholar's fieldwork as part of her research on the subject "Books on Music, in Tamiz, published till 1950). These Notebooks (9&10) relate to the Libraries at the University of Madras and the Government Oriental Manuscripts Library.
105 Veerapandian S.A. Limitations to the Digital Treatment of the Acoust Research Music & Science The short article highlights the fact that in the process of conversion of music from analogue to digital mode much of the positive acoustic features are lost.
106 Ramanathan N M Balamuralikrishna Documentation Musican-Scholars Notes written on some aspects of the music of Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna, one part of an article by B M Sundram and other independently, in the magazine Sruti.
107 Ramanathan N M R Gautam Documentation Musican-Scholars An account of the academic career of Musician-Scholar M R Gautam, Vice Chancellor, Indira Kala Sangita Visvavidyalaya and Head, Department of Vocal, Banaras Hindu University.
108 Ramanathan N M S Gopalakrishnan Documentation General A write up on the violin playing and music of M S Gopalakrishnan.
109 Shekar Raghavan Maalai Maatru of Jnanasambandar Documentation Music and Poetry A song by Tirujnanasambandar in which the text is organised in the ‘palindrome’ form, that is, each stanza, when read from beginning to end or in the reverse order, reads identically. The text is presented in Tamiz and in Roman scripts with meanings both in Tamiz and English.
110 Jayalakshmi R S Mahabharatacudamani (Eng & Tam) Documentation Textual Study This is a text in written in Tamizh in the post 16th century period that combines the early Tamizh tradition and the later developments in the Dravidian region. The write up in both Tamizh and English have been presented.
111 Suguna Varadachari Maisuru Vasudevacariayarin Kritigalil Kanappadum R Research Music Composer 'Maisuru Vasudevacariayarin Kritigalil Kanappadum Ragangal –Or Ayvu' ia the title of the dissertation that was awarded the Master of Philosophy degree of the Madras University. It analyses the treatment of raga-s in the compositions of Maisuru Vasudevacar.
112 Ramanathan N Malavika's Dance in Malavikagnimitram Research Textual Study A study of the aspects of form, music, lyrics and movement in the dance of Malavika figuring in the second act of Kalidasa's play, Malavikagnimitram.
113 Hema Ramanathan Manasollasa-Ragas Research Textual Study English translation of the verses, describing the Raga-s, taken from the original samskrta text of Manasollasa of Somesvara.
114 Premalatha V Manuscripts of Saṅgītaratnākara Research General This article is primarily a compilation of manuscripts of Saṅgītaratnākara and its commentaries listed in the catalogues of various manuscript libraries. It was originally published in the proceedings of the seminar in Varanasi, 1994 - ‘Śārṅgadeva and his Saṅgītaratnākara’ by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi in 1998.
115 Premalatha V Marga and Desi Ragas (Eng & Tam) Documentation History of Music Raga-s are first mentioned in the Texts of Desi tradition although the Raga-s are said to have beed used in the drama tradition of Bharata, known as Marga. An introduction to Raga-s of both Marga and Desi tradition have been given in this lesson. The write up in both Tamizh and English have been presented.
116 Narayanaswami, P. P. Margadarsi Seshayyangar Research History of Music A study of the songs of Margadarsi Seshayyangar based on manuscripts.
117 Premalatha V Margadarsi Seshayyangar's Compositions Research General As the title inside reveals, this is a reassessment of the compositions of Margadarsi Seshayyangar, based on the recently discovered manuscripts.
118 Sathyanarayana R Meaning in Music Research Music & Aesthetics This article explores and explains the experience that music as an art provides on the background of the Indian and Western aesthetic theories.
119 Narayanaswami, P. P. Melams differing from a given melam by a specified Research History of Music The author has taken up the questions (i) how many melam pairs are there, so that in each pair, the two members differ exactly in one, respectively, two, three, four, or five svarams; (ii) given any melam, list all melams that differ from it by one, two, three, four, or five svarams. Author provides answers to these questions accompanied by illustrative tables
120 Ramanathan N Metre and Prosody in the Music of Marga Tradition Research History of Music An examination of Metres and Prosody in the music of the Marga tradition, covering both drama and non-drama music.
121 Ramanathan N Music Books - List Documentation Music Database A list of not only books on music but on allied arts and on related disciplines. Information is incomplete in the case of many entries. These will be corrected and new arrivals added. 27-06-2010
122 Latha R Music Books – Table of Contents Documentation Music Database Table of contents of and Index of songs from music books published in the earlier part of the 20th century have been presented. Five books have been taken up for the present and details about more will follow.
123 Ramanathan N Music in Universities Research Karnataka Music Examines the popular question of Music Departments in Universities producing Performing Artists.
124 Scanner Music inTravancore –Poduval RV Documentation Text Scan This is a book/monograph/article written in early 20th century and seems incomplete.
125 Sathyanarayana R Music of the Madhva Monks – 21 MB Research History of Music ‘Music of the Madhva Monks’ is another book on the composers and music of the Caturdandi period by R.Sathyanarayana. The file contains the scan of the book.
126 Ramanathan N Music Research News Letters - No.s 1 to 33 Documentation General Scholars visiting the site had requested for the previous desptaches of the Music Research News Letter to be placed in the website. This is will updated every time a news letter is despatched.upto MRNL-332
127 Ramanathan N Music Texts: Sastra and Sastra-Sampradaya Research Textual Study The article discusses the tradition of Texts (Laksanagrantha) in Music and related arts in history and goes into the various academic aspect of texts, such as authorship, date, subject areas, edition and translation.
128 Ramanathan N Music through Distance Education Research Music and Education Based on the experiences of conducting distance education in music at the University of Madras, this paper discusses the problems and scope that the medium offers
129 Narayanaswami, P. P. Musical compositions of Maharaja Jayachamaraja Vod Research Karnataka Music The text of the songs of the composer have been presented in Devanagari and Roman scripts preceded by a research article on the contribution.
130 Ramanathan N Musical Forms in Sangitaratnakara-2-32MB Research History of Music Scan of the book 'Musical Forms in Sangitaratnakara' published in 1999 placed here in three parts. This file is Part-2
131 Ramanathan N Musical Forms in Sangitaratnakara-3-29MB Research History of Music Scan of the book 'Musical Forms in Sangitaratnakara' published in 1999 placed here in three parts. This file is Part-3
132 Ramanathan N Musical Forms in Sangitaratnakara-81MB Research History of Music Scan of the book 'Musical Forms in Sangitaratnakara' published in 1999.
133 Ramanathan N Musicology in India Research History of Music A general account of the historical development of Musicology in India and its present state.
134 Narayanaswami, P. P. Muttusvami Dikshitar Compositions - A Statistical Documentation General The work presents a statistical analysis of the compositions of Muttusvami Dikshitar based on different aspects like Source, Form, Raga and Mudra. There are two files one exclusively for the songs in SSP and the other that includes all sources.
135 Scanner Muttuttandavar-kirtanai-PRN - Tam Documentation Text Scan Scan of the book 'muttuttANDavar kIrttanai- SrI sabhAnAthar pEril' scrutinised by P Rajagopal Nayudu and published by P Munisami Nayudu & Brother, in 1927. Apart from songs of Muttuttandavar on Nataraja, there are a few of Marimuttappillai (one on Goddess Sivakami), Arunacala Kavi, Kumarasvami Kavi, Kuppayya Pillai and Sabapati Mudaliyar on the same theme.
136 Arati Rao Mysore Bani in Vina Research Music Analysis This article discusses the construction, technique and playing style pertaining to the Vina in the Mysore country.
137 Scanner Nallatangal Natakam - Tam Documentation Text Scan Scan of the book 'nallatangAL nATakam' by TT Sankaradasa Svami, and published by PL Arunacala Mudaliyar in Chennai 1956.
138 Seetha S Naradiya-Siksa Text and Translation -13MB Research Textual Study A handwritten copy of the text of Naradiya-siksa from the book published in early 20thC with a translation constitutes one file. The second file contains the english translation.
139 Ramanathan N Natyasastra of Bharata Documentation Textual Study Presents a brief account of the contents of Natyasastra of Bharata
140 Hema Ramanathan Natyasastra&AB-Ch28-Translation Research Textual Study Text and English Translation of the 28th Chapter of Natyasastra of Bharata with the Abhinavabharati commentary of Abhinavagupta in two files with a separate note on translation.
141 Hema Ramanathan Natyasastra&AB-Ch29-Translation Research Textual Study Text and English Translation of the 29th Chapter of Natyasastra of Bharata with the Abhinavabharati commentary of Abhinavagupta with a separate note on translation.
142 Hema Ramanathan Natyasastra&AB-Ch30-Translation Research Textual Study Text and English Translation of the 30th Chapter of Natyasastra of Bharata with the Abhinavabharati commentary of Abhinavagupta in two files with a separate note on translation.
143 Hema Ramanathan Natyasastra&AB-Ch31-Translation Research Textual Study Text and English Translation of the 31st Chapter of Natyasastra of Bharata and of the Abhinavabharati commentary of Abhinavagupta.
144 Hema Ramanathan Natyasastra&AB-Ch32-Translation Research Textual Study Text and English Translation of the 32nd Chapter of Natyasastra of Bharata and of the Abhinavabharati commentary of Abhinavagupta.
145 Hema Ramanathan Natyasastra&AB-Ch33-Translation Research Textual Study Text and English Translation of the 33rd Chapter of Natyasastra of Bharata and of the Abhinavabharati commentary of Abhinavagupta.
146 Madhumohan, Komaragiri On Some Adaptations of Western Concepts of Intonat Documentation Musical Concepts Certain basic concepts of intonation in the current South Indian râga music and their parallel concepts in contemporary western classical music are compared and some fundamental systemic discrepancies are highlighted.
147 Madhumohan, Komaragiri On the Applicability of the Ancient Sruti Scheme t Research Musical Concepts The ancient theory of 22 sruti-s illustrated by Bharata through the 2-vina experiment in the Natyasastra is systemically not applicable to the current fixed-tonic, variable-interval mela system.
148 Sathyanarayana R Pancharatna Kritis of Tyagaraja Research Music Analysis This is a report of the Project undertaken as a Senior Fellow of the Department of Culture of the Government of India. The title of the project is ‘Critical Edition of Music and Text of Pancharatna Kritis of Saint Tyagaraja’
149 Ritha Rajan Pathantaras in the songs of Trinity -2 (34 MB) Research Music Analysis Continuation of the Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Ritha Rajan. The Audio file-1 has been placed here.
150 Ritha Rajan Pathantaras in the songs of Trinity-1 (30MB) Research Music Analysis This is a Ph.D. dissertation by the scholar which includes both the text part (in *.pdf format) and the audio files. The thesis has made a detailed and deep analysis of the compositions of the Trimurti. The audio examples, in six files, are presented in the six articles that follow.
151 Ritha Rajan Pathantaras in the songs of Trinity-3 (32 MB) Research Music Analysis Continuation of the Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Ritha Rajan. The Audio file-2 has been placed here.
152 Ritha Rajan Pathantaras in the songs of Trinity-4 (25 MB) Research Music Analysis Continuation of the Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Ritha Rajan. The Audio file-3 has been placed here.
153 Ritha Rajan Pathantaras in the songs of Trinity-5 (29 MB) Research Music Analysis Continuation of the Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Ritha Rajan. The Audio file-4 has been placed here.
154 Ritha Rajan Pathantaras in the songs of Trinity-6 (31 MB) Research Music Analysis Continuation of the Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Ritha Rajan. The Audio file-5 has been placed here.
155 Ritha Rajan Pathantaras in the songs of Trinity-7 (33 MB) Research Music Analysis Continuation of the Ph.D. dissertation of Dr. Ritha Rajan. The Audio file-6 has been placed here.
156 Premalatha V Patterns in Tanam Passages Research Musical Concepts The paper focuses on examining various patterns of svara phrases in Tānam notatons of books published in the early twentieth century and an unpublished paper manuscript from GOML Chennai. It was presented at the International Seminar on ‘Creating and Teaching Music Patterns’ organized by Department of Instrumental Music, Rabindra Bharati University, 16-18 December, 2013
157 Veerapandian S.A. Pazhan tamizhilakkiyangalil puthayalait teduvom (T Research Textual Study This article emphasises the need for a researcher to acquire an objective approach and open mind and to develop an ability to discriminate between right and wrong interpretations of the earlier commentators.
158 Sathyanarayana R Percussive Instruments- a Keynote Address Research General It is the text of a Keynote address delivered at a Seminar on Percussive Instruments.
159 Madhumohan, Komaragiri Pitch Analysis in Karnataka Music – An Examination Research Musical Concepts This synopsis of the doctoral thesis explains in a nutshell and provides the main contents; it gives the general layout of the thesis and offers a representative summary.
160 Narayanaswami, P. P. PrathamAbhyAsaPustakamu of Subbarama Diksitar -Eng Research Karnataka Music The work originally written and published in Telugu in 1905, has been translated into English and made available to scholars and students.
161 Ramanathan N Pre-1940 Music Publications Research Music Database A survey of books on Music in Tamizh and Telugu published before 1940 has been made along with a list of publications.
162 Scanner Problems and Areas of Research in Music- Hin&Eng - Research Text Scan Edited by Dr.Subhadra Chaudhary, this book is a compilation of research papers in Hindi and English, presented at a seminar at the Indira Kala Sangita Visvavidyala, Khairagarh-CG in 1986.
163 Ramanathan N Problems in Editing Kirtana-s of MudDiksita Research Music Analysis Editing in the context of musical compositions is beset with problems not confronted in the editing of literary works for the simple reason that one has to deal with written manuscripts as well as aural recensions. This paper has taken the kirtana-s of Muddusvami Diksitar as examples for throwing light on the problems that a scholar would face in his attempts to edit compositions.
164 Scanner Pucarippattu-RGP - Tam Documentation Text Scan Scan of the book 'pUcArippATTu' composed (compiled?) by M.Devaraja Mudaliar and M.Saktivel Cettiyar, and published by RG Pati company, in 1978. It contains text of songs sung during temple ritual.
165 Subroto Roy Rāga-Qualia as a Method Research Musical Concepts This paper takes a look at rāga beyond the dictates of the mind-body dichotomy and hence going beyond empiricism and rationalism.
166 Sathyanarayana R Raga Iconification in Indian Music Research History of Music There has existed a tradition of conceiving Raga in divine form with different attributes usually associated with Gods and Goddesses. This led to classification of Raga-s into Masculine/ Man and Femine/ Consort, Son etc.
167 Scanner Raga-candrika Documentation Text Scan Scan of the photocopy of the book 'rAga-candrikA' (author not mentioned) published by Vishnu Sarma(Narayana Bhatkahande) at Mumbai in 1911.
168 Scanner Raga-nidhi vol 1-4, 21MB Documentation Text Scan It is a comparative study of Hindustani and Karnataka raga-s authored by B.Subba Rao
169 Premalatha V Ragadhayana and Raga-Ragini Documentation History of Music Deification of Raga-s and contemplation on them is a tradition that evolved in late first millenium the gradual evolution of which concept lead to of raga-s into Men raga-s and Wives raga-s. Both English and Tamizh versions of the write up have been included.
170 Scanner Ragakalpadrumankura of Appa Tulasi Documentation Text Scan Scan of the photocopy of the book 'rAga-kalpa-drumAnkura' of Appa Tulasi/Kashinatha and published by Vishnu Sarma(Narayana Bhatkahande) at Mumbai in 1911.
171 Hema Ramanathan Ragalaksanasangraha-Pt1-15MB Research Textual Study The book Ragalaksana-sangraha by Hema Ramanathan, published in 2004 and of 1600 pages, presented descriptions of Raga-s from Texts belonging to the Mela tradition with translation and notes. The book is now being placed in this website in 6 files. Part-1 contains the preliminary pages and the Introduction.
172 Hema Ramanathan Ragalaksanasangraha-Pt2-50MB Research Textual Study The book Ragalaksana-sangraha by Hema Ramanathan, published in 2004 and of 1600 pages, presented descriptions of Raga-s from Texts belonging to the Mela tradition with translation and notes. The Raga-s have been alphabetically arranged. Part-2 contains the raga-s from A to J.
173 Hema Ramanathan Ragalaksanasangraha-Pt3-43MB Research Textual Study The book Ragalaksana-sangraha by Hema Ramanathan, published in 2004 and of 1600 pages, presented descriptions of Raga-s from Texts belonging to the Mela tradition with translation and notes. The Raga-s have been alphabetically arranged. Part-3 contains the raga-s from K to N.
174 Hema Ramanathan Ragalaksanasangraha-Pt4-21MB Research Textual Study The book Ragalaksana-sangraha by Hema Ramanathan, published in 2004 and of 1600 pages, presented descriptions of Raga-s from Texts belonging to the Mela tradition with translation and notes. The Raga-s have been alphabetically arranged. Part-4 contains the raga-s from P to R.
175 Hema Ramanathan Ragalaksanasangraha-Pt5-49MB Research Textual Study The book Ragalaksana-sangraha by Hema Ramanathan, published in 2004 and of 1600 pages, presented descriptions of Raga-s from Texts belonging to the Mela tradition with translation and notes. The Raga-s have been alphabetically arranged. Part-5 contains the raga-s under 'S'.
176 Hema Ramanathan Ragalaksanasangraha-Pt6-22MB Research Textual Study The book Ragalaksana-sangraha by Hema Ramanathan, published in 2004 and of 1600 pages, presented descriptions of Raga-s from Texts belonging to the Mela tradition with translation and notes. The Raga-s have been alphabetically arranged. Part-6 contains the raga-s under T to Y.
177 Narayanaswami, P. P. Ragalakshanam of Muddu-Venkatamakhi - Text (Nagari Documentation History of Music The text of the entire work 'Ragalakshanam' of Muddu-Venkatamakhi is being presented here, in Devanagari script as well as in Roman. They are in two separate files. This text has earlier formed an appendix to the ËœCatur-dandi-prakasika' edition of the Madras Music Academy.
178 Hemalatha R Raganagaraga-s in SSP Research History of Music 72 Ragangaraga-s in the tradition of Subbarama Dikshitar are the counterparts of the Melakarta-s of another tradition. However these raga-s were sought to be invested with greater melodic potential, which this thesis aims to analyse.
179 Sathyanarayana R Ramayanadalli Sangita (Kannada) Research History of Music Speaks of the music in Ramayana; Place of music, Socially & Politically; music for entertainment; techniques in performance and other aspects.
180 Sathyanarayana R Research in the Sciences and in the Humanism Research Musical Concepts It is the text of a Keynote address delivered at a Seminar for Ph.D. Research Scholars in Music.
181 Arati Rao Research Methodology -by Premlata Sharma Documentation Research Methodology English translation of an article by Dr. Premlata Sharma, in Hindi, titled ‘SOdha kI praNAli', published in the book ‘Problems and Areas of Research in Music’, edited by Dr. Subhadra Chaudhary.
182 Ramanathan N Rudrapriya, Karnataka-kapi, Kanada, Darbar Research Karnataka Music Report of the Panel Discussion based on the four raga-s, Rudrapriya, Karnataka-kapi, Kanada and Darbar.
183 Ramanathan N Sadaragacandrodaya of Pandarikavitthala Research Textual Study Along with giving an account of the contents of the work, the paper will try to explain the need for the author to write two more works on the subject of Raga, namely, Ragamanjari and Ragamala, the latter also forming a part of his another work, Nartananirnaya.
184 Jayalakshmi R S Sadharana-Gandharam (Tamizh) Research Musical Concepts The Svarasthana-s denote pitch positions that serve as theoretical reference for Svara-s that go to build up melodic structures. This article discusses the various forms of Gandhara Svara that are associated with the position, Sadharana-gandhara.
185 Scanner Sangita-saramrtoddhara Documentation Text Scan Scan of the photocopy of the book 'sangIta-sArAmrtOddhAra' of Tulaja, being, in the words of V.Raghavan, "an epitome of the sangIta-sArAmrta of Tulaja" (later published by The Music Academy), published by Balachandra Sitaram Sukathankara, from Mumbai, in 1911. There is also a note by the editor in Marathi after verse 93. The file also contains a scan of the photocopy of the same book.
186 Ramanathan N Sangitaratnakara of Sarngadeva Documentation Textual Study Presents a brief account of the contents of the Sangitaratnakara of Sarngadeva
187 Hema Ramanathan Sangitaratnakara-Chap2. Translation Research Textual Study Translation of the Text and Commentaries of Sangitaratnakara of Sarngadeva.
188 Hema Ramanathan Sangitasamayasara-Ragas Research Textual Study English translation of the verses, describing the Raga-s, taken from the original samskrta text of Sangita-samaya-sara of Parsvadeva.
189 Krishna T M Sangitasampradayapradarsini Audio Archival Project Documentation Music Analysis This is an introductory note to the melodic reconstruction of the songs of Muttusvami Diksitar notated in the Sangita-sampradaya-pradarsini of Subbarama Diksitar, undertaken by the author. Attached to the file are 12 audio clippings.
190 Hema Ramanathan Sangitasiromani-Ragas Research Textual Study English translation of the verses, describing the Raga-s, taken from the original samskrta text of Sangita-siromani by a group of anonymous scholars.
191 Sathyanarayana R Sangitasuryodaya of Bhandaru Lakshminarayana Research Textual Study An article on the Samskrta Text ‘Sangitasuryoday of Bhandaru Laksminarayana’ published in ‘Sangeet Natak’ Journal, vol.XXXVI, No.2, 2001, pp.30-38
192 Ramanathan N Sargam and Musical Conception in Karnataka System Research Musical Concepts The paper discusses the role of Sargam or sa, ri, ga, ma and other syllables as text and melodic material in Karnataka Music.
193 Ramanathan N Sastra as Meeting Point of Prayoga Sampradayas Research History of Music Paper presented at the Seminar on History of Indian Arts (Music and Dance): Historiographical Insights, 1995, and later included in the publication.
194 Hema Ramanathan Science and Music vis-a-vis Science in Music Research History of Music The paper is an attempt to establish that Music is not a Science if ËœSceince' is taken in the sense as applied to studies that are empirical in approach and are based on the scientific method.
195 Seetha S Seetha-Notebook-1 Documentation History of Music 233 Seetha Seetha-Notebook-1 Document History of Music The notebook contains information gathered from the manuscripts at the Tanjavur Sarasvati Mahal Library. 01-01-2012 234 Seetha Seetha-Notebook-2 -23MB Document History of Music The notebook contains information gathered from the manuscripts at the Tanjavur Sarasvati Mahal Library. 01-01-2012
196 Seetha S Seetha-Notebook-2 -23MB Documentation History of Music The notebook contains information gathered from the manuscripts at the Tanjavur Sarasvati Mahal Library.
197 Seetha S Seetha-Notebook-3 -20MB Documentation History of Music The notebook contains information gathered from the manuscripts at the Tanjavur Sarasvati Mahal Library.
198 Seetha S Seetha-Notebook-4 -17MB Documentation History of Music The notebook contains information from Inscriptions in South India relating to music.
199 Seetha S Seetha-Notebook-5 Documentation History of Music The notebook contains notes made from the music treatises relating to samagana and ancient gandharva.
200 Seetha S Seetha-Notes Documentation History of Music There are six files containing scan of brief notes on various subjects including those relating to the manuscripts at the Tanjavur Sarasvati Mahal Library.
201 Seetha S Seetha-Photos Documentation History of Music The file contains photographs of bronzes, temples, inscription and palm-leaf manuscripts
202 Seetha S Seetha-TG Anantsubrmanian Reports – 21MB Documentation History of Music There are eight files containing letters and reports relating to the project of collecting information from the manuscripts at the Tanjavur Sarasvati Mahal Library, undertaken by T.G.Ananthasubrmanian, research officer at the Tamilnadu Iyal Icai Nataka Manram. The articles by this scholar can be found in the Journal of the Music Academy, Madras.
203 Sathyanarayana R Singing voice in Indian Music Research Music & Voice The relation of human voice to the three factors that constitute the human body, namey, Vata, Pitta and Kapha and to the Nadi-s in the body and consequent classification of the singing voice are explained in this article.
204 Nandini Sharma Anand Song Index - 78 RPM Discs Documentation General This file is a database of 78 RPM Discs relating chiefly to Karnataka Music. The MS-Excel file has two sheets one giving details of the Disc number, singer etc. and the other one furnishes the songs recorded on the two sides.
205 Veerapandian S.A. Sounds of letters and their relation to music Research History of Music Explains the relation between the sounds of letters and music on the basis of discussion in ancient Tamizh texts
206 Narayanaswami, P. P. Sri Krishnalila Tarangini Research Karnataka Music Text of the entire Sri Krishnalila Tarangini of Narayana Tirtha presented in Devanagari script with text variants. Bookmark navigation has been provided for easy access to the desired song.
207 Ramanathan N SriKrshnalilatarangini-Index Documentation Textual Study This is a compilation of an Index of songs, verses, prose passages in the Sri Krishnalila Tarangini of Narayana Tirtha. Four publications have been taken.
208 Premalatha V Suddha, Chayalaga and Sankirna Raga-s (Eng & Tam) Documentation History of Music This is a system of classification described in ËœAumapatam' a text which points to a very different musical tradition. Both English and Tamizh versions of the write up have been included.
209 Premalatha V Suddha-Vikrta-Svaras (Eng & Tam) Documentation History of Music This write up traces the history of the tonal system that is vogue today. Both English and Tamizh versions of the write up have been included.
210 Scanner Sugama-Raga-mala Documentation Text Scan Scan of the photocopy of the book 'sugama-rAga-mAlA' of Kalyana Kavi, published by Balachandra Sitaram Sukathankara, from Mumbai, in 1918.
211 Sathyanarayana R Suladis and Ugabhogas – 22 MB Research History of Music Written on the two musical forms, Suladi and Ugabhoga, this invaluable book by R.Sathyanarayana, covers the music of the Caturdandi period. The scan of the book is being placed here.
212 Premalatha V Suryamsa, Chandramamsa and Madhyahna Raga-s Documentation History of Music Raga-s were assigned different parts of the day during which they should be sing. The write up, in English and in Tamizh, presents the discussion on this based on the source texts.
213 Narayanaswami, P. P. Svaramelakalanidhi - Text (Nagari & Roman) Documentation History of Music The text of the entire work 'Svaramelakalanidhi of Ramamatya is being presented here, in Devanagari script as well as in Roman. They are in two separate files
214 Ramanathan N Svaramelakalanidhi of Ramamatya Documentation Textual Study Presents a brief account of the contents of the Svaramelakalanidhi of Ramamatya
215 Ramanathan N Syama Sastri and Svarajati Research Karnataka Music Traces the connection between Syama Sastri's Svarajati and the earlier form of Svarajati and analyses the feature of svara-sahityam that was extended to other forms.
216 Subramanian M Synthesizing Carnatic Music with a Computer Research Music and Computer Describes the problems of synthesising Carnatic Music with gamakams on the computer and the possible approaches.
217 Ramanathan N T R Subramanyam Documentation Musican-Scholars An account of the musical contribution of Musician-Scholar T.R.Subramanyam, Retired Professor, Faculty of Music, Delhi University.
218 Premalatha V Tālakalābdhi of Acyutarāya Research History of Music This paper is an investigation into the discovery of two palm leaf manuscripts from the Libraries of Chennai and Tirupati and attempts to establish their relation to the Tālakalābdhi of Acyutarāya. It was originally published in the Journal of the Madras Music Academy, Chennai, vol - LXXX, 2009
219 Girija Easwaran Tala Information in Texts Documentation Textual Study This is a compilation of the synopses of texts with special reference to Tala prepared as a part of a Desitala project of Dr. Robert Brown of USA.
220 Ramanathan N Tala- A Conceptual and Structural Analysis Research Musical Concepts Article discusses the concept of Tala in Indian Music and explains how it manifests itself in different systems of music during different periods in history.
221 Ramanathan N Tala-Dasa-Prana and Musicological problems in Pres Research Musical Concepts The paper interprets the ten elements of Tala as explained in the music texts and on that background analyses the present day usage of these terms.
222 Arati Rao Tala-dasa-prana concept in the Vijayanagara period Research General This article traces the evolution of the Tala-dasa-prana concept in musicological treatises of the Vijayanagara period.
223 Ramanathan N Tala-s in Hindustani Music Research Hindustani Music An analytical study of the Tala-s used in Hindustani music in both the Dhrupada and Khyala genres.
224 Girija Easwaran TalaDasaPrana in Texts Research Textual Study This document presents descriptions of the Ten prana-s of Tala, Kaala, Maarga etc. found in the various music texts. The verses in the original script and in Roman transliteration with English translation have been furnished.
225 Girija Easwaran TalaLakshanaSamuccaya Research Textual Study This is a collection of the descriptions of mainly Desitala-s found in various texts on music and allied subjects. The verses in the original script and in Roman transliteration with English translation have been presented. A consolidated list in MsExcel file has also been furnished.
226 Ramanathan N Tana Varnam- Less Studied Aspects Research General Based on the early publications, the common Tana-Varnams have been studied with regard to the pathantara, splitting of phrases, placement of syllables of text, organisation within sections and other aspects.
227 Veerapandian S.A. Tavaraana Disaiyil Tamizhisai Aarvam (Tamizh) -(Mi Research Karnataka Music A very important and vital Musico-sociological issue has been discussed by the author where he points out that neither it is true nor is anything gained in asserting that Karnataka music has evolved from earlier Tamizh music system.
228 Jayalakshmi R S Teaching Methodology for Tanam Research Music and Education Use of right hand fingers for plucking is an important aspect of Tanam playing in Vina. Alternating plucking of main playing strings by fore-finger and middle-finger and that of tala string by little finger dominates tanam. The scholar suggests a method of using the syllables of meaningful text for practising tanam.
229 Yasuhiro Okazaki Temperament in 13- C Indian Music – As in Sarngad Research General The author discusses the relation between 22 sruti-system and the physical dimensions of the intervals between the frets in the Kinnari vina as described by Sarngadeva in his Sangitaratnakara
230 Seetha S Tha Raga Lakshana Manuscript of the Sahaji Maharaj Research Textual Study 'The Raga Lakshana Manuscript of the Sahaji Maharaja of Tanjavur' published in the Journal of the Music Academy, Madras, was later elaborated and as the Introduction when the manuscript was edited and published as a book.
231 Seetha S Thaya Research Textual Study This is a study of the concepts of Thaya (Sthaya) as perceived from the Sangitaratnakara and the later works of the Caturdandi tradition.
232 Subramanian M The 'Maya' of Pitch and Frequency Research Music & Science The frequencies of notes do not decide everything in a musical system like Carnatic Music which is heavily phrase oriented and in which movements between and around notes take a lion's share compared to steady notes.
233 Ramanathan N The Changing Concept of Tala in North India Research Hindustani Music A study of the concept of Tāla in Hindustani music on the background of the tāla systems that existed prior to the emergence of the 'North Indian' and 'South Indian' systems of music, and also the distinction from the tāla system in present day South Indian music.
234 Ramanathan N The Concept of Sruti Research Musical Concepts Explains the term 'Sruti' as used in the Texts belonging to the ancient period and traces the changes the significance of the term underwent in the subsequent periods.
235 Seetha S The Contribution of the Musical Trinity to the Wor Research Music Composer This article ' The Contribution of the Musical Trinity to the World of Music' captures the main facets of the compositions of Tyagaraja, Muttusvami Diksitar and Syama Sastri.
236 Harold S. Powers The interface of verbal and musical rhythm in Tyag Research Music Analysis This is a paper presented by the late author at a symposium on ‘Art and Religion – Past and Present’ held at Chidambaram in February 2001.
237 Richard Widdess The Kudumiyamalai Inscription Documentation History of Music Since the discovery of this inscription in early 20th century, several scholars have made attempts to decipher the script and explain the musical pieces. Dr.Richard Widdess has made a thorough study and a very laboured analysis and has presented a convincing theory.
238 Veerapandian S.A. The Musical Dimension of Shiva - A New Discovery Research General This is a study of a temple inscription with a musical significance relating to scale derivation in Ancient Tamizh system.
239 Scanner The Physics of Music of RK Viswanathan – 15MB Documentation Text Scan Scan of the book 'The Physics of Music' by R K Vishwanathan, published by the Annamalai University, 1948.
240 Ramanathan N The Text of Sangita-ratnakara Research Textual Study The article, after lisiting the various editions and translations of Sangita-ratnakara of Sarngadeva, explores the 'Critical' status of the edition as available at present.
241 Ramanathan N The treatment of Tala in Sangita-ratnakara vis-à-v Research Textual Study The article examines the influence of Natyasastra and Dattilam on the treatment of Tala in Sangita-ratnakara, on the background of the discussion in Abhinavabharati commentary.
242 Veerapandian S.A. Thirukkural-118: A New Interpretation (Eng & Tam) Research Textual Study Thirukkural-118 has been given a new interpretation by the author bringing out the musical significance of the terms that had been overlooked by the earlier commentators. This zip file contains both the English and Tamizh versions.
243 Veerapandian S.A. Thirukkural-777: A New Interpretation Research Textual Study Thirukkural-777 has been given a new interpretation by the author bringing out the musical significance of the terms that had been overlooked by the earlier commentators. This zip file contains both the English and Tamizh versions.
244 Veerapandian S.A. Thirukkural-821: A New Interpretation (Eng & Tam) Research Textual Study Thirukkural-821 has been given a new interpretation by the author bringing out the musical significance of the terms that had been overlooked by the earlier commentators. This zip file contains both the English and Tamizh versions.
245 Subramanian M Todi Ragam – Analysis of Notes and Gamakas Research Musical Concepts This article gives the results of Computer analysis of the notes of Carntic ragam Thodi in which the use of steady notes is even less than in other ragams.
246 Veerapandian S.A. Tolkaappiyattil o-rI-i - cila ayyangal (Tamizh) Research History of Music This article discusses the earlier interpretations of the word Ëœo-rii-i' occurring in the aphorisms of Tolakappiyam. Author concludes, based on its meaning in music related context in Tolakappiyam, that this word gives recognition to absorbing words from foreign languages into Tamizh. Although dealing with language the article is not unrelated to music, since there is at present a move on to coin Tamizh equivalents for musical terms of other languages.
247 Vidya Jayaraman tUkku - cila kuRippugaL (Tam) Research History of Music Again responding to the interpretation of the term 'tUkku' in the article 'Terms in Cilappadikaram and its Urai-s' by Ramanathan, this author explains the term on the background of the descriptions met with in the early Tamiz texts and elaborates on them.
248 Veerapandian S.A. tUkku-pANi-koTTu-acai (Tam) Research History of Music Responding to the interpretation of certain terms in the article 'Terms in Cilappadikaram and its Urai-s' by Ramanathan, the author submits his arguments against it, relating to tUkku, pANi, koTTu and acai.
249 Ramanathan N Types of Purvaranga Research Textual Study Account of Purvaranga is found not only in the 5th chapter of Natyasastra but also in the other chapters like, the 4th and the 31st , with the format varying too. The article suggests the possiblity of these presentations existing as entertainment formats outside Natya too.
250 Ramanathan N Understanding Modern Tala-s in the Background of A Research Musical Concepts The article focusses mainly on Tala-s like Misra-capu, Khanda-Capu, Rupaka (short) and Desadi and discusses the prevalent inappropriate definitions. It offers an explanation based on the understanding gained from ancient tala system.
251 Premalatha V Unpublished Caturdaṇḍī notations Research History of Music This article deals with research findings on unpublished notations of Caturdaṇḍī forms found in the manuscript 'Saptasvarādi lakṣaṇam' of the Oriental Research Institute, Kerala University, Kariavattom. It was originally published in Journal of Music Academy of Madras, Chennai, Vol -84, 2014.
252 Premalatha V Uttama, Madhyama and Adhama Raga-s Documentation History of Music Classification of Raga-s into Superior, Middling and Inferior Raga-s is mentioned in texts atarting from 16th century. It is based on the melodic potential of the raga-s. Both English and Tamizh versions of the write up have been included.
253 Ramanathan N Vadi-Samvadi-Vivadi-Anuvadi-Svara-s Research Musical Concepts The meaning of the four terms, Vadi, Samvadi, Vivadi and Anuvadi have been discussed as presented in the theoretical works from ancient to modern period.
254 Seetha S Vedanayakam Pillai (tamiz) Research Music Composer A handwritten essay on the contribution of 'Vedanayakam Pillai', a composer who lived in the second and third quarter of the 19thC. The second file contains the notes that had been prepared.
255 Seetha S Venkatamakhi and his 72 Melakarta Raga Scheme Research History of Music The title ' Venkatamakhi and his 72 Melakarta Raga Scheme' is self-explanatory. The article was published in the 'Vivekananda-kendra Patrika'.
256 Rowell, Lewis E Venkatamakhin on Tala: A Formative Moment in the H Research History of Music The article examines Venkatamakhi's prophetic anticipation of the Carnatic system of Suladi tala-s, supplemented by some comparisons with a similar development of metric theory in medieval Europe.
257 Margaret Bastin Vethanayakam Pillai (Tamizh) Documentation Music Composer Sister Margaret Bastin has presented a detailed account of the life of and the contribution to music by the Music Composer-Poet Vethanayakam Pillai, who lived from 1826 to 1889.
258 Sathyanarayana R Vina Keyboards - Origin Research General Tracing the history of Vina as a Stringed instrument with frets, the interval between the adjacent frets in them is being discussed in this article.
259 Ramanathan N Visakhila's Work - A Reconstruction Research Textual Study Visakhila's views on and description of the music are known only through citations. This paper is an attempt at reconstructing the form of his work. Reference verses are given in Roman and Devanagari scripts.
260 Sathyanarayana R Voice Training in Indian Music Research Music & Voice Explains the Singing Voice on the background of Physiology and discusses the voice training