Introduction to North Indian Music|
This course will introduce students to North Indian Hindustani classical music, one of the two classical musical traditions of India. Students will learn about the basic concepts of melody and rhythm--the cornerstones of Indian music. Through listening components, they will also learn to sing the basics and identify important ragas (melodic modes) and tal (rhythm). Lectures will cover a wide range of topics, including Hindustani (classical) music, light classical music genres, folk music traditions, music in Bollywood film, and contemporary pop music. Readings and lectures will also provide the historical and cultural context for this rich and diverse musical world.
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Ruckert, MUSIC IN NORTH INDIA, Additional material will be provided in Moodle
|Examination and Assignments: |
There will be periodic quizzes and short papers on the lecture material, readings and listing examples. Students will also be given exercises in singing and spoken rhythms for different tals, which they will be expected to practice daily. There will be a five page mid-term and the final will consist of a written portion, based on the lectures and readings, a listening section, and a performed portion, drawn from the voice and rhythm sections.
|Instructor(s): Balasubrahmaniyan,B. Times: .M.W... 10:50AM-12:10PM; Location: RHH003; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 8|