|This course may be repeated for credit.|
|Certificates: South Asian 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 by listening rather than by reading music.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
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
|Examination and Assignments: |
Regular practice of lessons, periodic reading assignments, memorization of technical exercises and compositions. At the end of two semesters, students will give an informal presentation of their work.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Rudimentary sense of pitch and rhythm is required. Interested students should sign up in room 313 Music Studios.
Undergraduates may take this course up to two times for a letter grade and up to four times for credit towards graduation.
|Instructor(s): Balasubrahmaniyan,B. Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: MST313; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 9||SR major: 2||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 1||SO: 2||FR: 0|