|This course may be repeated for credit.|
Students may learn mridangam, the barrel-shaped drum; kanjira, the frame drum; or konakkol, spoken rhythm. All are used in the performance of classical South Indian music and dance. Beginning students will learn the fundamentals of technique and will study the formation of phrases with stroke combinations. Advanced classes will be a continuation of lessons in a variety of talas. Individual classes supplemented by a weekly group section.
Students are taught South Indian percussion by listening rather than by reading music.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)(SAST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Daily practice of lessons. Memorization of technical exercises and rhythmic compositions. In-class final exam will test performance skills. In spring semester, students will learn and rehearse an extended ensemble piece for public performance. This performance will take the place of a final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Strict attendance is compulsory. Admission by interview. Preference will be given to continuing students, then to music department graduate students and music majors, particularly those specializing in percussion. Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
|Instructor(s): Nelson,David Paul Times: TBA; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 8
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 0||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|