Solkattu Manual

An Introduction to the Rhythmic Language of South Indian Music

Author: David P. Nelson

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819568716

Category: Music

Page: 150

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Solkattu, the spoken rhythms and patterns of hand-clapping used by all musicians and dancers in the classical traditions of South India, is a subject of worldwide interest—but until now there has not been a textbook for students new to the practice. Designed especially for classroom use in a Western setting, the manual begins with rudimentary lessons in the simplest South Indian tala, or metric cycle, and proceeds step-by-step into more challenging material. The book then provides lessons in the eight-beat adi tala, arranged so that by the end, students will have learned a full percussion piece they can perform as an ensemble. Solkattu Manual includes two DVDs featuring performances of all 150 lessons, and full performances of all three of the outlined small-ensemble pieces. Ideal for courses in world music and general musicianship, as well as independent study. Book lies flat for easy use.

Solkattu Manual

An Introduction to the Rhythmic Language of South Indian Music

Author: David P. Nelson

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574481

Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 9866

Solkattu, the spoken rhythms and patterns of hand-clapping used by all musicians and dancers in the classical traditions of South India, is a subject of worldwide interest—but until now there has not been a textbook for students new to the practice. Designed especially for classroom use in a Western setting, the manual begins with rudimentary lessons in the simplest South Indian tala, or metric cycle, and proceeds step-by-step into more challenging material. The book then provides lessons in the eight-beat adi tala, arranged so that by the end, students will have learned a full percussion piece they can perform as an ensemble. Solkattu Manual includes web links to video featuring performances of all 150 lessons, and full performances of all three of the outlined small-ensemble pieces. Ideal for courses in world music and general musicianship, as well as independent study. Book lies flat for easy use.

Solkattu Manual

An Introduction to the Rhythmic Language of South Indian Music

Author: David P. Nelson

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819568717

Category: Music

Page: 150

View: 9914

Solkattu, the spoken rhythms and patterns of hand-clapping used by all musicians and dancers in the classical traditions of South India, is a subject of worldwide interest—but until now there has not been a textbook for students new to the practice. Designed especially for classroom use in a Western setting, the manual begins with rudimentary lessons in the simplest South Indian tala, or metric cycle, and proceeds step-by-step into more challenging material. The book then provides lessons in the eight-beat adi tala, arranged so that by the end, students will have learned a full percussion piece they can perform as an ensemble. Solkattu Manual includes two DVDs featuring performances of all 150 lessons, and full performances of all three of the outlined small-ensemble pieces. Ideal for courses in world music and general musicianship, as well as independent study. Book lies flat for easy use.

Applying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques to Western Music

Author: Rafael Reina

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317180135

Category: Music

Page: 476

View: 4710

Most classical musicians, whether in orchestral or ensemble situations, will have to face a piece by composers such as Ligeti, Messiaen, Varèse or Xenakis, while improvisers face music influenced by Dave Holland, Steve Coleman, Aka Moon, Weather Report, Irakere or elements from the Balkans, India, Africa or Cuba. Rafael Reina argues that today’s music demands a new approach to rhythmical training, a training that will provide musicians with the necessary tools to face, with accuracy, more varied and complex rhythmical concepts, while keeping the emotional content. Reina uses the architecture of the South Indian Karnatic rhythmical system to enhance and radically change the teaching of rhythmical solfege at a higher education level and demonstrates how this learning can influence the creation and interpretation of complex contemporary classical and jazz music. The book is designed for classical and jazz performers as well as creators, be they composers or improvisers, and is a clear and complete guide that will enable future solfege teachers and students to use these techniques and their methodology to greatly improve their rhythmical skills. An accompanying website of audio examples helps to explain each technique. For examples of composed and improvised pieces by students who have studied this book, as well as concerts by highly acclaimed karnatic musicians, please copy this link to your browser: http://www.contemporary-music-through-non-western-techniques.com/pages/1587-video-recordings

Time in Indian Music

Rhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance

Author: Martin Clayton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199713057

Category: Music

Page: 250

View: 7743

Time in Indian Music is the first major study of rhythm, metre, and form in North Indian rag , or classical, music. Martin Clayton presents a theoretical model for the organization of time in this repertory, a model which is related explicitly to other spheres of Indian thought and culture as well as to current ideas on musical time in alternative repertoriesnullincluding that of Western music. This theoretical model is elucidated and illustrated with reference to many musical examples drawn from authentic recorded performances. These examples clarify key Indian musicological concepts such as tal (metre), lay (tempo or rhythm), and laykari (rhythmic variation).

Hip Hop Underground

The Integrity and Ethics of Racial Identification

Author: Anthony Kwame Harrison

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 1439900620

Category: Music

Page: 226

View: 4980

Hip Hop Underground is a vivid ethnography of the author's observations and experiences in the multiracial world of the San Francisco underground hip hop scene. While Anthony Kwame Harrison interviewed area hip hop artists for this entertaining and informative book, he also performed as the emcee "Mad Squirrel." His immersion in the subculture provides him with unique insights into this dynamic and racially diverse but close-knit community. Hip Hop Underground examines the changing nature of race among young Americans, and examines the issues of ethnic and racial identification, interaction, and understanding. Critiquing the notion that the Bay Area underground music scene is genuinely "colorblind," Harrison focuses on the issue of race to show how various ethnic groups engage hip hop in remarkably divergent ways—as a means to both claim subcultural legitimacy and establish their racial authenticity.

You Can Ta Ka Di Mi this

Improve and Expand Your Rhythmic Sense & Precision

Author: Todd Isler

Publisher: Music Sales Amer

ISBN: 9781930080027

Category: Music

Page: 75

View: 5894

This book presents a clear and direct path to experiencing the feel of pulse and rhythm. The exercises are fun and mentally challenging while incorporating the use of our physical selves for a whole body experience of music. Todd Isler has found a way to illuminate the logic and beauty within even the most complex rhythmic system, and this guide will be invaluable for vocalists and instrumentalists alike.

The Clave Matrix

Afro-Cuban Rhythm : Its Principles and African Origins

Author: David Peñalosa

Publisher: City Hall Records

ISBN: 9781886502802

Category: Music

Page: 304

View: 3598

A Spanish word meaning `code,' or `key,' as in the key to a mystery or puzzle. Also `keystone,' the wedge-shaped stone in the center of an arch that ties all the stones together. Clave is the key pattern that both binds and decodes the rhythmic structure of Afro-Cuban music.Matrix The point of origin from which something takes form and develops; a grid-like array of elements, an interwoven pattern.Clave Matrix The entire interwoven structure of clave-based music as it relates to its generative source.

Elements of Group Theory for Physicists

Author: A. W. Joshi

Publisher: New Age International

ISBN: 9788122409758

Category: Group theory

Page: 305

View: 7790

The Mathematical Study Of Group Theory Was Initiated In The Early Nineteenth Century By Such Mathematicians As Gauss, Cauchy, Abel, Hamilton, Galois, Cayley, And Many Others. However, The Advantages Of Group Theory In Physics Were Not Recognized Till 1925 When It Was Applied For Formal Study Of Theoretical Foundations Of Quantum Mechanics, Atomic Structures And Spectra By, To Name A Few, H A Bethe, E P Wigner, Etc. It Has Now Become Indispensable In Several Branches Of Physics And Physical Chemistry.Dr. Joshi Develops The Mathematics Of Group Theory And Then Goes On To Present Its Applications To Quantum Mechanics, Crystallography, And Solid State Physics. For Proper Comprehension Of Representation Theory, He Has Covered Thoroughly Such Diverse But Relevant Topics As Hilbert Spaces, Function Spaces, Operators, And Direct Sum And Product Of Matrices. He Often Proceeds From The Particular To The General So That The Beginning Student Does Not Have An Impression That Group Theory Is Merely A Branch Of Abstract Mathematics. Various Concepts Have Been Explained Consistently By The Use Of The C4V. Besides, It Contains An Improved And More General Proof Of The Schurs First Lemma And An Interpretation Of The Orthogonality Theorem In The Language Of Vector Spaces (Chapter 3).Throughout The Text The Author Gives Attention To Details And Avoids Complicated Notation. This Is A Valuable Book For Senior Students And Researchers In Physics And Physical Chemistry. A Thorough Understanding Of The Methodology And Results Contained In This Book Will Provide The Reader Sound Theoretical Foundations For Advanced Study Of Quantum Mechanics, Solid State Physics And Atomic And Particle Physics To Help Students A Flow-Chart Explaining Step By Step The Method Of Determining A Parallel-Running Example Illustrating The Procedure In Full Details Have Been Included. An Appendix On Mappings And Functions Has Also Been Added.

The Oxford illustrated companion to South Indian classical music

Author: Ludwig Pesch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 517

View: 3113

This is a completely revised and updated edition of The [Oxford] Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music, which includes the latest available information on the subject. Acclaimed as the most authoritative reference work on South Indian classical music, the Companion:* provides an overview of the historical and cultural contexts of the music, its instruments, composers, leading practitioners, and schools* contains more than 120 line drawings and photographs of all the instruments discussed, as well as of major composers; includes a special colour plates section* includes detailed biographical notes on musicians and composers* contains Guide to Pronunciation and Transliteration, Select bibliography and Further Reading, Glossary-cum-Index* includes Alphabetical Index of Ragas and Scales, Index of NamesAn indispensable and enriching reference work for the connoisseur, practicing musician, interested amateur, impresario, teacher, and student, the Companion will be of interest to anybody keen to learn about Indian culture.

The Illustrated Companion to South Indian Classical Music

Author: Ludwig Pesch

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 376

View: 1053

This Is An Indispensable And Enriching Reference Work For The Connoisseur, Practising Musician, Interested Amateur, Impresario Teacher And Student.

World Music

A Global Journey - eBook & mp3 Value Pack

Author: Terry E. Miller,Andrew Shahriari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136520538

Category: Music

Page: 616

View: 9367

Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey, now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world’s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple ‘sites’ within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experimental "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Features of the Third Edition Over 3 hours of diverse musical examples. with a third audio CD of new musical examples Listening Guides analyze the various pieces of music with some presented in an interactive format online Biographical highlights of performers and ethnomusicologists updated and new ones added Numerous pedagogical aids, including "On Your Own Time" and "Explore More" sidebars, and "Questions to Consider" Popular music incorporated with the traditional Dynamic companion web site hosts new Interactive Listening Guides, plus many resources for student and instructor. Built to serve online courses. The CD set is available separately (ISBN 978-0-415-89402-9) or with its Value Pack and book (ISBN 978 0415- 80823-1). MP3 files for the accompanying audio to the ebook are available only with the Value Pack of eBook & MP3 files (ISBN 978-0-203-15298-0)

Excursions in World Music, Seventh Edition

eBook & mp3 Value Pack

Author: Bruno Nettl,Timothy Rommen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317213750

Category: Music

Page: 515

View: 3982

Excursions in World Music is a comprehensive introductory textbook to world music, creating a panoramic experience for students by engaging the many cultures around the globe and highlighting the sheer diversity to be experienced in the world of music. At the same time, the text illustrates the often profound ways through which a deeper exploration of these many different communities can reveal overlaps, shared horizons, and common concerns in spite of and, because of, this very diversity. The new seventh edition introduces five brand new chapters, including chapters by three new contributors on the Middle East, South Asia, and Korea, as well as a new chapter on Latin America along with a new introduction written by Timothy Rommen. General updates have been made to other chapters, replacing visuals and updating charts/statistics. Excursions in World Music remains a favorite among ethnomusicologists who want students to explore the in-depth knowledge and scholarship that animates regional studies of world music. A companion website is available at no additional charge. For instructors, there is a new test bank and instructor's manual. Numerous student resources are posted, including streamed audio tracks for most of the listening guides, interactive quizzes, flashcards, and an interactive map with pinpoints of interest and activities. An ancillary package of a 3-CD set of audio tracks is available for separate purchase. PURCHASING OPTIONS Paperback: 9781138101463 Hardback: 9781138688568 eBook and mp3 file: 9781315619378* Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666443 Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138666436 Audio CD: 9781138688032 *See VitalSource.com for various eBook options (mp3 audio compilation not available for separate sale)

Another Garland

Author: N. Rajagopalan

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376957341

Category: History

Page: 540

View: 9756

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Antiphonal Histories

Resonant Pasts in the Toba Batak Musical Present

Author: Julia Byl

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819574791

Category: Music

Page: 336

View: 5538

A vivid ethnography and in-depth history of musical performance in North Sumatra

The Way of the World

A Festschrift for R. H. Stephenson

Author: Paul Bishop

Publisher: Maney Pub

ISBN: 9781906540951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

View: 3608

"We turn our attention to the 'world', in the sense in which Nietzsche (in 'The Gay Science', [sec.]108) contrasts 'the astral order in which we live' as opposed to 'the total character of the world' which is, he tells us, 'in all eternity - chaos'. For Cassirer, the function of the symbol was to give form and thus, ultimately, to give birth to the world; as he puts it in volume 1 of 'The Philosophy of Symbolic forms', we must seek to understand how, in 'the function of linguistic thinking, the function of mythical and religious thinking, and the function of artistic perception', we attain 'an entirely determinate formulation, not exactly of the world, but rather making for the world' - 'eine ganz bestimmte Gestaltung nicht sowohl der Welt, als vielmehr eine Gestaltung zur Welt'. And yet the world has, as the title of a famous Restoration comedy puts it, its 'ways'; after they have created it, e ven the symbol forms inhabit a specific politico-cultural context. To put it another way: how does one negotiate the 'symbolic forms' and the bureaucratic world of application forms? The volume is offered as a Festschrift for Roger Stephenson, who recently retired from the William Jacks Chair of Modern Languages (German) at the University of Glasgow. It consists of a collection of essays reflecting his interests in various aspects of modern German and European literature, and [in] particular his engagement with Weimar classicism, the so-called 'Meisterdenker' tradition of ideas, and his commitment to close reading - illuminated by theory - within a broad cultural context"--Publisher's description, back cover.

Passion

Author: Lisa Valdez

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101099629

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5672

Young widow Passion Dare thought she'd never love again. But a handsome earl has been pursuing her—and after a lifetime of propriety, Passion ponders throwing caution to the wind. After several heady encounters, the pair must face blackmail, learn a shocking truth-and choose between duty and desire.