Srutis and Srutibedhas (Part 4)

Chapter 3 SRUTIS AND THEIR FUNDAMENTAL PROPERTIES 3.4.1 The cycle of fifths and the cycle of fourths One way of deriving the 22 srutis of our music is to use the well-known cycle of fourths and the cycle of fifths. The ‘fifth’ note referred to above is nothing but...

Srutis and Srutibheda (Part 3)

Chapter 2 THE CONCEPT OF MODAL SHIFT OF TONIC 2.1 Introduction In the previous chapter the concepts of adhara shadja, the seven notes, and the 12 swarasthanas were discussed. Here we shall deal with an important concept in Indian music known as the modal shift of...