International Music

International Music

“Each style or genre of music contains a number of melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, timbral, instrumental &/or vocal, structural, textural and production elements that makes it ‘this’ style of music and not ‘that’. With reference to the topics we studied, discuss North Indian Classical Music. Where appropriate, refer to form, structure, rhythm, scale systems, systems of learning, timbre, tuning systems and instruments.”

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International Music Question
Each style or genre of music contains a number of melodic, rhythmic, harmonic, timbral, instrumental &/or vocal, structural, textural and production elements that makes it ‘this’ style of music and not ‘that’. With reference to the topics we studied discuss North Indian Classical Music. Where appropriate refer to form, structure, rhythm, scale systems, systems of learning, timbre, tuning systems and instruments.

Assessment criteria
1. Clarity of structure, including clear introduction and summative conclusion
1. Understanding of key issues – contextual understanding and theoretical models
2. Apply analytical critique to chosen materials/repertoire
3. Critical engagement and argument
4. Academic writing skills including use of appropriate grammar, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Transferable Skills:
• Musicological and cultural analysis, research techniques and general historical knowledge pertaining to cultural movements, cultural musics , musical organization, and texts; to gender, sexuality and ethnicity in its relationship to popular music

Basic reading list for International Music
1) Bohlman, P, World Music: A very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002
2) May, Elizabeth, Musics of Many Cultures – An introduction, Ed. M.Hood, 1983
3) Sadie, S. (ed.), Groves Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 29 vols, London : Macmillan, 2001
4) The Diagram Group, Musical Instruments of the World, London: Paddington Press, 1976
5) The Garland Encyclopedia of world music, London ; New York : Routledge, 2002

Indian Classical Music:
6) Shankar, Ravi, My Music, My Life, London: Faber & Faber, 1990
7) Class Hand-outs on Classical Indian Music

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