Week 5 Rasa & Bagpipe

Week 5 Rasa & Bagpipe - Music and Significance: Rasa...

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Music and Significance:  Rasa and Bagpipe
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Terms for Week 5 Musical entrainment Air and variations Bagpipe Blowpipe Cielidh Chanters Drones Gracing Karnatak music Ornaments Pibroch Raga Rasa Reed Refrain Scottish Highland bagpipe Strophic form Svara Uilleann pipes Vocable
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How does music signify meaning?  1. By imitation or mimesis: “music’s ability to imitate or to refer to other sounds” (p. 128) Borbannadir (khoomii): bubbling of running water Ezengileer (khoomii): galloping of a horse 2. By signifying entities or ideas: “sound [movement] becomes an icon, a likeness of something else related by association to the phenomenon it represents” (p. 128) Sabar drum rhythm (Senegal): associated with a specific family of musicians in Dakar Duduk (Armenian double-reed aerophone): association with Armenian identity Raga (North and South India): time of day, season of the year, and rasa
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course MUSIC 146 taught by Professor Garcia during the Fall '07 term at UNC.

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