Fall 2009 not offered
SOLKATTU is a sytem of spoken syllables and hand gestures used to teach and communicate rhythmic ideas in all of South India's performing arts. It has been part of Wesleyan's program in karnatak music for more than 40 years. Students of many different musical traditions have found solkattu valuable for building and sharpening rhythmic skills and for understanding the intricacies of karnatak tala (meter). Building on the fundamental skills acquired in MUSC110, students will learn increasingly advanced and challenging material in a variety of talas. An extended composition, developed for the group, will be performed in an end-of-semester recital.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(MUSC)(SAST-MN)
Compositions and/or exercises are presented orally in notation. Through practice, students master the assignments from one lesson to another.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Regular practices of class work. Composition assignments based on classes. In class midterm and final. Midterm exam will cover written theory and performance. Final exam will emphasize performance.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Strict attendance is compulsory. When offered, Section 2 will be open to students who have studied at least one semester of Solkattu.
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