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Music in North India


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Foreword: Preface: CD Track List: 1. Modernity and Tradition A Culture of Bewildering Variety Threads to Follow in this Text The Devotional Component: Fixed Composition and Improvisation: The Verbal Syllable: Rhythmic Jatis Syllables for Pitch Names The Old and New in an Ancient Land Indian Music on the Move 2. Affect Religious Connotations Sacred Texts Verbal Syllables The Vocal Genre of dhrupad The Vocal Genre of Tarana Song Texts A Musician's Practice The Nine Moods Extramusical Effects Conclusion 3. Teaching, Learning, and Performing Music Teaching and Learning Music Old Traditions in New Packages 4. Rhythm and Drumming Tala: Theka: The Tal as a Succession of Drum Sounds Counting Patterns in Tal The Tabla Kayda: Tihai: Other Drumming Traditions Conclusion 5. Song and Performance Composition and Improvisation What is a Raga? Raga in Performance The On-the-spot Development of the Composition Bara khyal Vistar Tan Khyal and Instrumental Styles Song Texts in Classical Styles Other Song Genres Conclusion 6. Instruments, Melodic and Rhythmic Drone Instruments Melody Instruments The Rise of Instrumental Music: The Sitar and the Sarod Other Melody Instruments Ensembles Conclusion 7. The Old World Joins the New The Postcolonial Era The Effect of the New Democracy on Music Electronics: Preserving and Spreading the Traditions Glossary: Resources: Index:

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