|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 are supplemented by a weekly group section.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [MUSC212 or GSAS212]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GSAS-MN)(MUSC)(SAST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
David P. Nelson, KONNAKKOL MANUAL: AN ADVANCED COURSE IN SOLKATTU, Wesleyan University Press
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Daily practice of lessons, memorization of technical exercises and rhythmic compositions. In class final exam will test performance skills.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Prerequisites: MUSC110 AND MUSC212
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.
Students should email the instructor to schedule an interview and determine class time.
|Instructor(s): Nelson,David Paul Times: TBA; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 8
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