of Indian music
example of keyboard encoding is the material contained "
When this data file is opened, it automatically calls the "-ho.kathak"
alphabet which in turn opens the "-kb.kathak.qwerty" encoding. (You may change
it to AZERTY if your keyboard is in French.) All tokens are
used by (Lucknow style) Kathak danc
in North India, in a comprehensive transliteration designed by Andréine
Bel. Numbers used as terminal symbols (in the so-called "number
are notated #1, #2, #3... (pronounce
in Hindi, otherwise
because ordinary integers are reserved for indicating durations.
rhythmic material lends itself to descriptions by formal grammars, as
exemplified by grammars "-gr.dhat
and their variants able to produce
(theme and variations pieces) in the Lucknow style of tabl
drumming. Most grammars supplied as examples have been commented in our
grammar producing a famous Kathak
composed by Pandit Birju Maharaj will be found in "-gr.1234567
have been implemented in "-gr.ShapesInRhyth
If you need to play
(cyclic melodic phrases) to practise Indian percussions, use "-da.lahra
raga music is also a good candidate for composition/improvisation models based
on grammars and automata. The subtleties of
may be rendered by performance parameters. Examples are still lacking since
have been introduced recently. When Kumar S. Subramanian spent a few days in
Delhi, he started composing items related to South Indian tunes. I have taken
the liberty to insert some of his work in the example folder ("-gr.trial.mohana
recently came to know that a team located in Mumbai (= Bombay) had devised an
excellent method for the synthesis of tabl
sounds. We hope to make it accessible to BP2 users shortly.