Karnatic - KARNATIC MUSIC OF SOUTH INDIA Influence of...

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KARNATIC MUSIC OF SOUTH INDIA
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Influence of Religion on Musics of India North India: -under Muslim rule (Mughal); -music is viewed with suspicion in Islam because it is believed to bring out man’s baser instincts; -musicians shunned as lower-class South India: -in Hinduism, musicians are highly regarded because music is considered integral to religious rituals
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Influence of Transmission on Musics of India North India - strong student /teacher relationship as exclusive way to train as musician South India - music was not family/guild based (no secrets); - this allowed many teachers (guru) and students to contribute to a broad repertory and varied styles
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RAGA (Hindustani / Karnatic): a series of five or more musical notes upon which a melody is based. evokes particular "moods" metaphorically "colours" the experience of the listener performed to correspond and resonate with a season or time of day.
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Karnatak music More improvised More ornamentation More florid (than Hindustani music) Similar to Hindustani music, it has a melody and a drone.
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Vina (or veena) - similar to sitar, but without sympathetic strings. It has fixed frets (not movable like in sitar).
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Sitar
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2010 for the course MUSIC 0311 taught by Professor Emilypinkerton during the Fall '07 term at Pittsburgh.

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