Time in Indian Music: Rhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance

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Time in Indian Music is the first major study of rhythm, metre, and form in North Indian rag, or classical, music. It presents a theoretical model for the organization of time in this repertory, elucidated and illustrated with reference to many musical examples drawn from authentic recorded performances. Written in a clear and intelligible style, it will appeal to anyone interested in Indian aesthetic forms and the study of musical time. The book includes a free CD of authentic recorded performances closely ...
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Overview


Time in Indian Music is the first major study of rhythm, metre, and form in North Indian rag, or classical, music. It presents a theoretical model for the organization of time in this repertory, elucidated and illustrated with reference to many musical examples drawn from authentic recorded performances. Written in a clear and intelligible style, it will appeal to anyone interested in Indian aesthetic forms and the study of musical time. The book includes a free CD of authentic recorded performances closely referred to in the text.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198166863
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Oxford Monographs on Music Series
  • Edition description: BOOK & CD
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 5.80 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Table of Contents

List of tables
List of examples
Note on orthography
Note on music notations
1 Introduction 1
2 Theoretical perspectives I: musical time in Indian cultural perspective 10
3 Theoretical perspectives II: general theories of rhythm and metre 27
4 Tal theory as a model of rhythmic organization 43
5 Tal in practice: quantitative, qualitative, and cyclic functions 57
6 Lay: tempo and rhythmic density 75
7 Performance practice and rhythm in Hindustani music 93
8 The bandis 113
9 Development techniques and processes 137
10 Laykari: rhythmic variation 153
11 A case study in rhythmic analysis: instrumental vilambit and madhya lay gats in the repertoire of Deepak Choudhury (Maihar Gharana) 179
12 North Indian rhythmic organization in cross-cultural perspective 198
Glossary 211
Discography 216
References 218
List of Audio Examples 225
Index 227
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