|Certificates: South Asian Studies|
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.
By studying music from a different nationality, ethnic group, or historical period, students will gain knowledge of cross-cultural encounter; hence promoting a comparative reflection.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Solkattu Manual: an introduction to the rhythmic language of South Indian Music, David P. Nelson, Wesleyan University Press
|Examination 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: ..T.R.. 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: MST301; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 2||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: -3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 2||FR: 0|