An Introduction to South Indian Music by Charlie Mariano
Viking Instruments
Hyson Music
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default An Introduction to South Indian Music by Charlie Mariano

    If someone has read this book, could they let me know what they thought of it? I can't seem to find any reviews of it on the web and the description on the publisher's website (Advance Music) is not very detailed.
    Thanks

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default Indian scales

    Not a soul...

    Anyone into improvising on Indian scales, then? I thought this kind of music would sound great on soprano.

  3. #3
    Forum Contributor 2008 littlemanbighorn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Victoria, BC, Canada
    Posts
    1,567
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I've flipped through it and it looks like a really good book. I haven't spent any time with it, though.
    Mariano's the man, though, and is more qualified to write a book on South Indian music for jazz musicians than anyone I can think of.

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    87
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Anyone got anything to add to this thread?
    I'm toying with getting a copy myself.
    Did you buy it, bobcat?

  5. #5
    Distinguished SOTW Member rim shot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    480
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I own the book- itīs worth having.
    sometimes I just pop it open and read some of the compositions-which were originally played on nadaswaram... but work just fine on saxophone.
    there are a few exercises on practicing indian scales in different meters, etc., there are short introductions on the raga, tala, indian notation, etc.
    The main bulk of the book is the section of "songs" tha charlie learned in india from his nadaswaram teacher- by rote.

    The book is intended exactly as itīs title suggests: as an introduction to south indian (carnatic) music. It is not intended as a comprehensive study. It is really a help that he is passing on information that he (as a western musician) learned over many years.
    A very interesting, intriguing book- I havenīt seen any other book like this, at all, on the market.
    Last edited by rim shot; 06-23-2006 at 12:56 AM.

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    215
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    I finally bought it a couple of weeks ago but so far I've only read the text. Charlie can be pretty funny when writing about his experiences in India. As rim shot says, the book's just intended as an introduction. If you play alto (or even if you don't) you might also want to have a look at this other book, "Indian Melodies" by Candida Connolly:

    http://www.schott-music.com/shop/1/show,214254.html

    No sign of a Bb version unfortunately.

  7. #7
    Distinguished SOTW Columnist and Saxophonistic Artist In Residence Tim Price's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    East Coast- NyC- to Philly.
    Posts
    5,972
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Mariano is my hero....the guy still is playing in his 80s.

    GO CHARLIE !!!!!!!!!!!!
    Check out my Sax Lessons -NyC-Pa-or SKYPE
    Contact me timpricejazz@aol.com

    Tim Price- On the Road (Promo)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGaAWGW5gWo

    Info on SKYPE SAX STUDY W/ Tim
    http://www.timpricejazz.com/skype2.html

    STUFF TO SHED ON SOTW from Tim
    http://www.saxontheweb.net/Price/

  8. #8
    Distinguished SOTW Member rim shot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Posts
    480
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Mariano is my hero....the guy still is playing in his 80s.
    and, I might add, he is still burning....

  9. #9
    odsum25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY & Austin, TX
    Posts
    1,513
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    bobcat, where did you find this book? I've been looking around and no one seems to have it.

    Edit: Never mind. I found it in a couple of places online now.

  10. #10
    Distinguished SOTW Member/Forum Contributor 2008 bobsax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Ashland Oregon
    Posts
    1,222
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Default

    Tenor player George Brooks is also very involved in Indian music.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
VigLink badge