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Title: Spectral analysis of Gamaka Swaras of Indian music
Authors: Nagarajan, Karuna
Devi, Heisnam Jina
Swamy, N V C
Nagendra, H R
Keywords: Gamaka Swaras;Indian music;Karnataka music;Spectral analysis
Issue Date: Oct-2006
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC Code: Int. Cl.8: G06F17/20, G10G3/00, G10Ll9/02
Abstract: In Indian classical music, there are a huge number of modes (Ragas). There are also pieces (Ragamala or Ragamalika) in which modulations are employed. In both Hindustani & Carnatic (Karnataka) music, songs are usually preceded by an improvised unmeasured prelude (Alap), which is sometimes extensive. Individual pieces are shorter in Camatic music, so recitals are constructed by selecting items in contrasting ragas. Gamaka Swaras, the subtle decorations of musical notes, usually referred to as the shaking of notes or vibration of Swaras come in various forms. Gamaka plays a very essential role in Indian music. Spectral analysis of the seven notes of Indian music has been reported. The work reported in the paper is a continuation of that work, extending it to Gamaka Swaras. Report of the preliminary study giving a glimpse into spectral intricacies of Arohana Gamaka has also been discussed.
Page(s): 439-444
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJTK Vol.05(4) [October 2006]

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