10_13_indian_classical_music

Veda overview veda chanted from memory only

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Unformatted text preview: al tradition). Chanted from memory, only by spets (an oral tradition). A single, unaccompanied melodic line used seven notes. A single, unaccompanied melodic line used seven notes. Simply hearing a veda was considered auspicious. Simply hearing a veda was considered auspicious. The syllable became a central focus of the sound (over the The syllable became a central focus of the sound (over the ttextual meaning). extual meaning). Tropes (verbal insertions), repetitions, and/or vikriti patterns Tropes (verbal insertions), repetitions, and/or vikriti patterns were used. were used. Many of these attributes later become ubiquitous in Indian Many of these attributes later become ubiquitous in Indian classical music classical music Indian Classical Music Indian 3 important aspects: "Affect" "Raga" "Tala" Affect Affect The term "affect" refers to the feeling for music held by both musician and audience. embraces: musical moods the feelings of time song texts religious connotations Affect (cont.) Affect Religious vs. Secular not a clear divide Often the two are combined or interchangeable in compositions Marga (lifelong path of a musician) Yoga (yoke of refinement, knowledge and purification) Mukti (liberation, release) Navaras - the nine moods Navaras karuna* karuna* shringar shringar vira* vira* hasya* hasya* - sadness, pathos - sadness, pathos *- love, joy *- love, joy heroism, valor heroism, valor - laughter, comedy - laughter, comedy raudra - anger raudra - anger bhayanaka- fear bhayanaka- fear vibhatsa vibhatsa adbhutaadbhuta- - digust - digust surprise surprise shanti* - peace shanti* - peace * - moods used in musical performance, in the form of ragas or musical * - moods used in musical performance, in the form of ragas or musical modes. modes. Raga Raga a complex structure who's concept is rather elusive. (not simply "scales", not entirely "melodies", something else entirely...) ragas (rags) are expressive,...
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