Spring 2009 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Course Cluster: Southern Asia Studies|
A continued exploration of the song forms begun in MUSC430, with emphasis on the forms VARNAM and KRITI, the cornerstones of the South Indian concert repertoire. Specific exercises will also be given to prepare students for the improvisational forms they will encounter in the advanced class to follow.
South Indian music is taught to students by listening rather than reading music.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: MUSC110 AND MUSC430
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)(SAST-MN)
Brown, Robert E., "India's Music" in CHAPTERS IN INDIAN CIVILIZATION, ed. Joseph Elder.
Powers, Harold S., "India", NEW GROVES DICTIONARY OF MUSIC, ed. Stanley Sadie.
Sambamoorthy, P., SOUTH INDIAN MUSIC, Vols. I-VI.
Wade, Bonnie C., MUSIC IN INDIA: THE CLASSICAL TRADITIONS.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Regular practice of lessons, periodic reading assignments, memorization of technical exercises and compositions. Informal presentation of students' work at the conclusion of the course.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Rudimentary sense of pitch and rhythm is required. Attending Indian concerts when possible in and around Middletown. Interested students should sign up on the door of room 313 Music Studios.
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