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Instructor Info:Carl Clements
Office Extension x5365
TA Info:Joshua Landes
Office Extension x5990
Term: 2012F
Meeting Info: Monday Wednesday
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Music and Dance Building RECITAL
02:30 PM - 03:50 PM Music and Dance Building RECITAL
Description: This course explores the music of India from musical and cultural perspectives. We will consider Indian classical, dance, folk, tribal, and popular musics. Points of discussion will include music theory, learning, and performance practice; ideological and philosophical conceptions about the music; changing balance of cultural authorship; ways of recording, distributing, and listening to music; and the sociality of music. The course will include weekly reading and listening assignments, several short written assignments, a concert paper, and a final research paper. A portion of each class will be dedicated to learning a beginning repertoire of Hindustani classical vocal music and basic rhythmic skills. No previous background in music is required, but a willingness to engage with musical ideas and Indian music theory will be expected. The goal will be an understanding of the meaning and structure of the music, as well as the cultural dynamics that surround it.