From a study of these books he found that there were two systems: the Carnatic and the Hindustani systems.
On returning to Bombay, he printed these books and sold them at nominal prices.
He went on tour to Nagpur, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Vijayanagar, Puri and other places where he held discussions with famous musicians about his theory of music and had the benefit of their knowledge.
Later on he visited Allahabad, Banaras, Agra, Delhi, Mathura, Jaipur, Bikaner and other places and learnt much about the way of singing in those places too.
At the end of his tour he collected and arranged the materials gathered. Yet he found many missing links between the old texts like Bharata's and Sharngadeva's and the then practice. He never succeeded in finding them.
So he started systematising the music current in his own times.