Improvisation in Cross-Cultural Perspective|
Spring 2012 not offered
This course will explore musical improvisation around the world from a variety of theoretical and practical perspectives. Readings on theories of improvisational processes, as well as on specific musical traditions in the United States, India, Indonesia, Africa, and elsewhere, will combine with practical transcription and analysis projects.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Bruno Nettl, IN THE COURSE OF PERFORMANCE
Bruno Nettl, "THOUGHTS OF IMPROVISATION"
Paul Berliner, THINKING IN JAZZ
Harold Powers, "MODE"
Levy, GREGORIAN CHANT
Lord, SINGER OF TALES
Ruckert, MUSIC IN NORTH INDIA
Viswanathan and Allen, MUSIC IN SOUTH INDIA
Yung, CELESTIAL AIRS
Various other articles
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Final research paper. Weekly writing assignments.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Graduate seminar; undergraduates by exception and permission.
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