The Ali Akbar College imports instruments from some of the finest craftsmen in India, including sarods and tanpuras by Hemen & Sons of Calcutta. The Colleges’ tablas are also made in Calcutta, under the supervision of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri. To order instruments please contact the College.
INTRODUCTION TO THE CLASSICAL MUSIC OF NORTH INDIA: Vol. 1
The music of the Baba Allauddin Gharana as taught by Ali Akbar Khan at the Ali Akbar College of Music
Ali Akbar Khan, general editor
George Ruckert, notation and explanatory text
” This book is more than lessons. It is a primer for all who would want to know not only about the music, but also of the elements in the process, from the performer to the instruments, to audience and concert behavior. It is an excellent introduction to Indian classical music. Read more…