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Kath

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Hi,

"My Music My Life" is a beautiful book. The new version is awesome.
It has autobiographical sections but is also a discussion of Indian music.
The back half of the book is a sitar manual.

Ragamala is more of an autobiography about his life.

I would get "My music my life" if you are also interested in learning about the music and sitar as well as learning about him personally.
You might want to buy this one and then buy Ragamala later as it builds on the information in "My music, my life".
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Hi,

"My Music My Life" is a beautiful book. The new version is awesome.
It has autobiographical sections but is also a discussion of Indian music.
The back half of the book is a sitar manual.

Ragamala is more of an autobiography about his life.

I would get "My music my life" if you are also interested in learning about the music and sitar as well as learning about him personally.
You might want to buy this one and then buy Ragamala later as it builds on the information in "My music, my life".
Dang cw! You yet again posted before me the same thing! I, too would definitely recommend MY MUSIC MY LIFE first. Thankfully it was recently reprinted at a reasonable price. And then, yes, go for RAGAMALA. Phew!

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Actually I was amazed with how nice the new version of "My Music , My Life" turned out.
The pages and subtle designs are incredible.
Such a great book to get a feel for his life, his music and indian music in general.
It is surprisingly cheap (cost) for what it is.

I am currently designing a sitar manual for my teacher and wish it could be even half as nice as Raviji's book.
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Wooooooooooooo Im am in your head... whoooooooooooooo!! (spooky scary noises- in case the effect did not translate)
Yaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!! Get it out! Get it out!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Many thanks for your replies!
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agree!
"My music, my life" is very nice

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My music my Life is a great book, with very nice pictures, enjoy it I do.

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...but the new edition of "My Music, My Life" doesn't include my favorite picture from the old edition: on page 57, the picture of "Baba [Allauddin Khan] reprimand[ing] an erring musician with his cane..." I hurt my foot a while back and had to use a cane, so I took a copy of that picture to the gig to show to the other guys in the band what might happen if they made a mistake...

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I have had a 1995 reprint of My Music My Life for some time now.

Here is nice quote from it (page 23),
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Chalan, which literally means "motion", is a somewhat more detailed concept than the pakad or arohana or avarohana. It introduces the main characteristics also connected with rhythm of the raga, such as holding a note longer, embellishing it with grace note, and so on, in the most concise and economical manner possible.
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The Indian scale, like the Western diatonic scale, contains seven notes, and the octave may be further divide into 12 semitones. But, when the Indian scale becomes the basis of a musical piece, the sensitive ear perceives that the octave is divided into even smaller units.
The sensitive ear perceives! 8)

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