Solkattu Manual: An Introduction to the Rhythmic Language of South Indian Music

Solkattu Manual: An Introduction to the Rhythmic Language of South Indian Music

by David P. Nelson

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Solkattu Manual: An Introduction to the Rhythmic Language of South Indian Music by David P. Nelson

Solkattu, the spoken rhythms and patterns of hand-clapping used by all musicians and dancers in the classical traditions of South India, is a subject of worldwide interest—but until now there has not been a textbook for students new to the practice. Designed especially for classroom use in a Western setting, the manual begins with rudimentary lessons in the simplest South Indian tala, or metric cycle, and proceeds step-by-step into more challenging material. The book then provides lessons in the eight-beat adi tala, arranged so that by the end, students will have learned a full percussion piece they can perform as an ensemble. Solkattu Manual includes web links to video featuring performances of all 150 lessons, and full performances of all three of the outlined small-ensemble pieces. Ideal for courses in world music and general musicianship, as well as independent study. Book lies flat for easy use.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819575234
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Edition description: Includes links for online video.
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

DAVID P. NELSON is an artist-in-residence for South Indian music in the Department of Music at Wesleyan University.

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