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Contents List of Figures vii List of Plates viii Preface ix Acknowledgements xi Introduction 1 1 The Ear Hearing 5 Sound and Space - AAkaasza 12 The Ear of the Heart - Levels of Sound 15 Words for Sound 19 2 The Mouth Architecture of the Mouth 27 Language, Music and Dynamics of the Mouth 33 3 Vedic Accents Accents of Recitation 44 4 The Hand The Mudraas 53 5 Octaves Tonal Sequences and Octave Species 71 6 Song Forms Songs, Tunes and Melodies 84 7 Style Inflections, tonal movements and ornaments 98 Epilogue 115 Appendix 1: Guide to Pronunciation 116 Appendix 2: The Sanskrit Alphabet 118 Appendix 3: Relevant Literature 119 Glossary 121 Bibliography 127 Index 130
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Folk songs India History and criticism, Folk music India History and criticism