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Introduction to Indian Classical Music

1SI

This is an introductory course in the classical music of India, with emphasis on learning to listen to and appreciate Indian classical music concerts. It will cover a broad overview of the two main genres of Indian classical music - Carnatic and Hindustani. We will have several in-class demonstrations of instruments unique to the Indian classical music tradition. Class meetings will include discussions of landmark performances and artists as well as fundamentals of this music style, such as Raaga (melody), Taala (rhythm), song structure, and improvisation.

Subject: 
MUSIC
Course ID: 
208 274
Grading: 
Satisfactory/No Credit