The Music of the Baba Allaudin Gharana as taught by Ali Akbar Khan at the Ali Akbar College of Music. Volume One. The First Years Study. Ali Akbar Khan, Editor. Text by George Ruckert.
This 366 page hard bound book has 150 pages of notated music. It features 80 compositions, both vocal and instrumental, in the 10 ragas associated with the 10 thats.There is a full explanation of the "sargam" notation system and a list of exercises for the beginning student. There is discussion of the history and theory of the music, as well as short bios of Allaudin Khan and Ali Akbar Khan. This book is profusely illustrated with photos, charts and tables. The notation and text are by George Ruckert, a senior disciple of Ali Akbar Khan, longtime teacher at the College and now a Professor of Music at M.I.T.