It gives me immense pleasure to share a PDF copy of the paper titled `Swara-Sthapana on Shruti Veena or Shruti Sitar’ based on Bharata’s Natyashastra. I realized that this topic is not touched upon by the scholars. This paper tries to fill up this gap. This paper is based on the research results of my recently published monograph titled `The Doctrine of Shruti in Indian Music’.
Bharata’s Saptaka was different from contemporary popular Saptaka in Indian music. Scholars do not discuss this because there are very scanty references in the Natyashastra about the establishment of swaras in a Saptaka. However, close reading of the original text unfolds the secrets of establishing Bharata’s Saptaka. This paper tells a musician to how to establish swaras on a Veena and perceive them in a step-by-step manner. This can be done on a single Veena or Sitar. I designed and developed a special Shruti Veena/ Shruti Sitar to verify the process.
The PDF of this paper is available for download on following link:
For more details you can refer to my monograph titled `The Doctrine of Shruti in Indian Music’.
You can circulate this paper among academicians and musicologists. You may upload this paper on your websites, blogs, digital repositories/ library and share it with interested persons.
I would be happy to receive your comments and observations to take the discussion forward on Indian Music.
With Warm Regards,
Dr. Vinod Vidwans
Professor and Chair,
FLAME School of Fine & Performing Arts,