Sonic Liturgy: Ritual and Music in Hindu Tradition [NOOK Book]

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Sonic Liturgy: Ritual and Music in Hindu Tradition builds on the foundation of Guy L. Beck's earlier work, Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound, which described the theoretical role of sound in Hindu thought. Sonic Liturgy continues the discussion of sound into the realm of Hindu ritual and musical traditions of worship. Beginning with the chanting of the Sama-Veda alongside the fire sacrifices of the ancient Indo-Aryans and with the classical Gandharva music as outlined in the musicological texts of Bharata...
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Overview

Sonic Liturgy: Ritual and Music in Hindu Tradition builds on the foundation of Guy L. Beck's earlier work, Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound, which described the theoretical role of sound in Hindu thought. Sonic Liturgy continues the discussion of sound into the realm of Hindu ritual and musical traditions of worship. Beginning with the chanting of the Sama-Veda alongside the fire sacrifices of the ancient Indo-Aryans and with the classical Gandharva music as outlined in the musicological texts of Bharata and Dattila, Beck establishes a historical foundation for an in-depth understanding of the role of music in the early Puja rituals and Indian theater, in the vernacular poetry of the Bhakti movements, in medieval temple worship of Siva and Vishnu in southern India, and later in the worship of Krishna in the northern Braj region. By surveying a multitude of worship traditions, and drawing upon diverse sources in both Sanskrit and vernacular languages, Beck reveals a continuous template of interwoven ritual and music in Hindu tradition that he terms "sonic liturgy," a structure of religious worship and experience that incorporates sound and music on many levels. In developing the concept and methods for understanding the phenomenon of sonic liturgy, Beck draws from liturgical studies and ritual studies, broadening the dimensions of each, as well as from recent work in the fields of Indian religion and music. As he maps the evolution of sonic liturgy in Hindu culture, Beck shows how, parallel to the development of religious ritual from ancient times to the present, there is a less understood progression of musical form, beginning with Vedic chants of two to three notes to complicated genres of devotional temple music employing ragas with up to a dozen notes. Sonic liturgy in its maturity is manifest as a complex interactive worship experience of the Vaishnava sects, presented here in Beck's final chapters.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611171082
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 12/12/2012
  • Series: Studies in Comparative Religion
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,246,383
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Guy L. Beck is the author of Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound and editor of Sacred Sound: Experiencing Music in World Religions. A U.S. Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow, Beck has spent more than six years in India studying Hinduism and music, and he has written extensively on the role of sound and music in Indian traditions. He has also learned the art of classical Hindustani vocal music from distinguished exponents in India and has recorded two audio CDs, as well as given numerous lectures and concerts in both India and the West. Beck teaches religion and music at Tulane University and the University of New Orleans.
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    Posted November 28, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    Tails Story Chapter 5- Shadow's Daughter?!?!

    Knuckles- WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON'T KNOW!! THERE YOUR ENEMYS!!
    Blackdiamond- WELL EXCUSE ME KNUCKLES! IF THE KIDS KNEW HOW TO BEAT THESE ENEMYS WHY WOULD THEY BE COMING HERE?!?!
    *everyone was silent*Sonic stood up shaking*
    Sonic- When are the kids coming?
    Blackdiamond- *lookes at Sonic* If Cocoa was right then they should coming in 2 days.
    Shadow- Who are these "enemys"?
    Blackdiamond- Nothing like you ever seen or fought before. They aren't even human.
    Silver- So what are they?
    Blackdiamond- You know what a ant is right?
    Tails- Of course!
    Blackdiamond- That's what they are but 50 times bigger and more dangerous. They are all black. You won't see them coming.
    Shadow- So we are fighting creatures of night?
    Blackdiamond- I like to think more of fighting your worst nightmare then the night but I think we are on the same page Dad.*everyone gasped*
    Shadow-Wait! What did you say!!
    Blackdiamond-*lookes down at her shoes and runs out*everyone stares at Shadow*
    Tails- I guess we aren't the only ones then.
    Cream-*nods*Shadow runs out* Silver follows*
    Knuckles- I wonder how many more of "our kids" they are?*Tails walks out*
    Cream- Tails where are you going?
    Tails- To get some answers.*Tails leaves*Sonic runs off*
    *Rouge who hadn't said anything walks out*
    Knuckles- Where are you going batgirl?
    Rouge- To think Knuckles. To think.*leaves*
    Knuckles- Did you hear that!
    Cream- What?
    Knuckles- She didn't insult me!
    Cream- Okay...?*Knuckles runs out*
    Cream- Come on Cheese. We need some answers!*Both run out*
    (To the person who made blackdiamond. It that okay if blackdiamond is shadow's daughter if not that fine. Here are the couples i'm doing- amy and sonic. They have a daughter named Rose. Tails and cream have twins named cocoa and miles(yes i know that that's tails first name) Knuckles and rouge had a son named slasher. Two more things guys. Should silver and blaze be a couple and should i do a point of view from the "kids" side like rose or miles?)

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