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Lecture 1,2 Monday, March 31, 2008 10:05 AM Ethnomusicology (ON THE TEST) - the study of music in human life In its social context   Every human society has music; it is universal but its meaning is not. Sangita (sangeeta/sangeetha) - music and dance in India Even though a music is a universal occurrence it is not a universal language What is defined as music is culturally defined as well as individually influenced. Don Blackly- “music as humanly organized sound.” Balls - this class sucks them.  Birdsong - the song a bird makes   Stupid - this is fucking Culture- the way of life of a people     Lecture 2- Wednesday, April 2nd North and south India have different classical traditions, there are also regional differences. Man played on flute (in class) North Indian music – Sanjaya NOTE TO SELF: I want to get high next class Bansuri- north Indian bamboo flute   In Hinduism, the God Krishna played the flute, so it is seen as a divine instrument In Orissa (the region which influenced the music played in class), Krishna is their main God. Tanpura- string instrument Drone- playing the same note Sruti Box- Electronic box replicating the tanpura Table Drum- Also an electronic version; creates/replicates drone Rag- Melodic component  Tal- Rhythmic component (also poetry component- poetic text)   Lecture 4- Monday, April 7th   Globalization  Increasing flow of capital, people, goods, ideas, etc Intensified interactions/links interconnecting the world Cultural, political, economic practices stretch across wider distances The local and the global affect each other Globalization= multi-directional process
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  Example of multi-directionality: Punjabi MC - "Mundian To Bach Ke,” from Night Rider to Jay-Z;  the use of the sitar in a Beatles song. Hindusthani music (N. Indian Classical music)- the idea that there is not just European Classical  music. “Classical”/”art” musics- Elite, Requiring skill, Professionalized, Institutionalized, Cultivated  transmission, Literature/Scholarship   Lecture 6 Sitar Player North Indian Classical Music One teacher per student Muslim and Hindu differences   Lecture 7   Hindusthani - north Indian == COURT Karnataka sangeeta - south Indian == RELIGION Dichotomy influence Hinduism is the dominant religion in India Carnatic music - improvised songs  Vocal music is of primary importance to carnatic music Example in the book has singing removed  Ornamentation - slides and trills used to accentuate the song and notes Svara = note One note can be a tiny constellation of ornamented pitches   Raga- the basis for composing and instrumenting the melody, melodic system with color and 
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course MUS 17 taught by Professor Seeman during the Spring '06 term at UCSB.

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