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My Music, My Life

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With stunning new photographs and a new final chapter detailing Ravi Shankar’s hope for the preservation of Indian classical music, this updated edition of My Music, My Life profiles an extraordinary man. In his own words, Shankar describes his transformation from a young traveling dancer to a Grammy Award-winning, internationally known musician. An autobiography, a histor ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 28th 2007 by Mandala Publishing (first published November 28th 1968)
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Steve Roman
Feb 21, 2013 Steve Roman rated it really liked it
Half of the book covers Shankar's life while the other half is a general instruction for the sitar. It's an interesting read, but I was most interested, and bought the book for, the sitar instruction. I think that it's gonna take a while to absorb and probably another few trips through the pages.

Good stuff if you're looking for background on the music of the sitar
Sep 25, 2015 Lara rated it really liked it
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Great sitar exercises at the end. One complaint: the typeface on this edition is VERY small! My middle-aged eyes struggled.
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Ravi Shankar (Bengali: রবি শংকর; born Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury on 7 April 1920), often referred to by the title Pandit, is an Indian musician and composer who plays the plucked string instrument sitar. He has been described as the best known contemporary Indian musician.

In 1956, he began to tour Europe and America playing Indian classical music and increased its popularity there in the 1960s th
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