South Asia 20 - + Indian Classical Music Chapter 6, Worlds...

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Unformatted text preview: + Indian Classical Music Chapter 6, Worlds of Music + Classical Music Carnatic Music n roots in court music and temples in southern India n “Golden Age” late 18th – early 19th cc. n built upon immense repertoire of Hindu devotional songs + Golden Age of Carnatic Music n Three great saint-poet-composers: n Syama Sastry (1762-1827) n Tyagaraja (1767-1847) n Muttuswamy Dikshitar (1776-1836) + Classical Indian dance n dance music is highly specialized n tailored to the dancer’s individual performance n “visual language” of hand gesture, facial expression and body movements n together interpret the song lyrics in dance form n Bharatanatyam 1 n Bharatanatyam n Varnam Extract performed by Malavika Santhosh + Classical South Indian Music, important aspects n tala – time cycle n sruti – drone layer n single melody, highly ornamented n different concept of note, svarah n improvisation n focused, nasal timbre n oral tradition, playing by ear n complex rhythms in percussion n lyrics relate to Hindu mythology +...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2012 for the course MUS 130 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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