The Sounds of India

Ravi Shankar - The Sounds of India
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I like how Ravi provides plenty of explanations on indian music theory, about microtonality, instruments, techniques and patterns in order to introduce the listener into the world and magic of Indian Classical Music.

I also like how I completely forgot all of the factoids and tidbits, as the whimsical and enchanting technical performances completely transported me into another plane of existence.

Highlights: Dádrá, โ˜†Máru-Bihágโ˜†, ... read more


1001 albums you must hear before you die #111

I thought that was extraordinary!!! The first album of this nature that I heard I honestly was not much of a fan of, however, I'm happy to say that this one actually left me stunned with how beautiful, immaculately performed, and entrancing it was, start to finish.


Ravi Shankar’s “The Sounds of India” gives great perspective as introduction to Indian Classical, and touches brief on aspects such as microtonality.

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Track List

  1. An Introduction to Indian Music
  2. Dรกdrรก
  3. Mรกru-Bihรกg
  4. Bhimpalรกsi
  5. Sindhi-Bhairavi
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Added on: September 29, 2016