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Author Ruckert, George.

Title Music in North India : experiencing music, expressing culture / George E. Ruckert.

Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, c2004.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.954 RUC    Available
Description xii, 100 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Series Global music series
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Modernity and tradition. A culture of bewildering variety ; Threads to follow in this text ; The old and new in an ancient land ; Indian music on the move -- Affect. Religious connotation ; Sacred texts ; Verbal syllables ; Song texts ; A musician's practice ; The nine moods ; Extramusical effects ; Conclusion -- Teaching, learning, and performing music. Teaching and learning music ; Old traditions in new packages -- Rhythm and drumming. Tāla ; Thekā: the tāl as a succession of drum ; Counting patterns in tāl ; The tablā ; Kāydā ; Tihāī ; Other drumming traditions ; Conclusion -- Song and performance. Composition and improvisation ; What is a rāga? ; Rāga in performance ; The on-the-spot development of the composition ; Song texts in classical styles ; Other song genres ; Conclusion -- Instrumentals, melodic and rhythmic. Drone instruments ; Melody instruments ; The sitār and the sarod ; Other melody instruments ; Ensembles ; Conclusion -- The old world joins the new. The postcolonial era ; The effect of the new democracy on music ; Electronics: preserving and spreading the traditions ; Some views form an old master.
Subject Music -- India -- History and criticism.
Hindustani music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0195139925
0195139933 (pbk.)
9780195139938 (pbk.)

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