RADHIKA IYER is an Indian author, violinist, songwriter, session musician and record producer. She writes and produces music released as solo productions under her name and also records for other producers. Radhika is a proponent of both Indian classical and Western contemporary styles. With an established Indian classical music background, her solo productions exude an extraordinary reification of new aesthetic standards. Her solo album The Voyage demonstrates her contemporized approach to progressive music where she elegantly combines eclectic Indian scales and exemplary articulations in her compositions which reveal her musical aptitude for blending Indian elements with Western genres in ways that are subtle, yet fascinating and novel. Radhika plays a custom 7-string fretted electric violin tuned to Western standard tuning, and has completely revolutionized the art of playing Indian classical music on it; switching seamlessly between various styles. She envisions a future where music from the West and music from India can interact and co-exist as one unified entity. This book is the first of a larger body of work Radhika will be authoring in the future. Her subsequent books will continue to analyze basic and advanced harmony in the Indian melodic system, and musical works for Western instrumental players with focus on orchestral and ethnomusicology studies.