Solkattu is a system 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: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)(SAST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Solkattu Manual: an introduction to the rhythmic language of South Indian Music, David P. Nelson, Wesleyan University Press
|Examinations and Assignments: |
End-of-semester performance will constitute the final.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Daily practice and punctual attendance are compulsory.
|Instructor(s): Nelson,David Paul Times: .M.W... 01:00PM-02:20PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 14||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 4|
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