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Music in North India is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study.

North India is home to a wealth of musical traditions composed of many different styles, genres, and practices. Music in North India provides a representative overview of this music, discussing rhythm and drumming traditions, song composition and performance styles, and melodic and rhythmic instruments. Drawing on his experience as a sarod player, vocalist, and music teacher, author George Ruckert incorporates numerous musical exercises to demonstrate important concepts. The book ranges from the chants of the ancient Vedas to modern devotional singing and from the serious and meditative rendering of raga to the concert-hall excitement of the modern sitar, sarod, and tabla. It is framed around three major topics: the devotional component of North Indian music, the idea of fixity and spontaneity in the various styles of Indian music, and the importance of the verbal syllable to the expression of the musical aesthetic in North India. Featuring vivid eyewitness accounts of performances and descriptions of interviews with performers, Music in North India examines the form, structure, and expression of North Indian music while also illuminating its profound religious and cultural significance. A 70-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed in the text is packaged with the book.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

CD Track List

1. Modernity and Tradition

A Culture of Bewildering Variety

Threads to Follow in this Text

The Devotional Component

Fixed Composition and Improvisation

The Verbal Syllable

Rhythmic Jatis

Syllables for Pitch Names

The Old and New in an Ancient Land

Indian Music on the Move

2. Affect

Religious Connotations

Sacred Texts

Verbal Syllables

The Vocal Genre of dhrupad

The Vocal Genre of Tarana

Song Texts

A Musician's Practice

The Nine Moods

Extramusical Effects

Conclusion

3. Teaching, Learning, and Performing Music

Teaching and Learning Music

Old Traditions in New Packages

4. Rhythm and Drumming

Tala

Theka: The Tal as a Succession of Drum Sounds

Counting Patterns in Tal

The Tabla

Kayda

Tihai

Other Drumming Traditions

Conclusion

5. Song and Performance

Composition and Improvisation

What is a Raga?

Raga in Performance

The On-the-spot Development of the Composition

Bara khyal

Vistar

Tan

Khyal and Instrumental Styles

Song Texts in Classical Styles

Other Song Genres

Conclusion

6. Instruments, Melodic and Rhythmic

Drone Instruments

Melody Instruments

The Rise of Instrumental Music

The Sitar and the Sarod

Other Melody Instruments

Ensembles

Conclusion

7. The Old World Joins the New

The Postcolonial Era

The Effect of the New Democracy on Music

Electronics: Preserving and Spreading the Traditions

Glossary

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195139938
Author:
Ruckert, George E.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, George E.
Location:
New York
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Hindustani music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Music | World Music, Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Hindustani music - History and criticism
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Global Music Series
Series Volume:
03-127
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
22 cm. +

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