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Indian musicology, melodic structure

Mriganka Sekhar Chakraborty

Indian musicology, melodic structure

by Mriganka Sekhar Chakraborty

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Published by Firma KLM in Calcutta .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Music theory -- India.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementMriganka Sekhar Chakraborty.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsMT6.C37 I5 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 278 p., [3] leaves of plates :
      Number of Pages278
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1372540M
      LC Control Number92903903

        Such melodic patterns are frequently found in musical styles all over the world, such as Japanese gagaku, North Indian ragas, Iranian gusheh, Brazilian samba or Middle Eastern maqam, and play an important role for schematic tonal structure (such a clausulas, cadences or motifs, riffs, phrase beginnings or endings), prototypical voice-leading. Educating yourself on music theory will only help you be a better musician. If you want to be a better musician, make sure you familiarize yourself with intervals. The following two types of intervals exist: A harmonic interval is what you get when you play two notes at the same time. A melodic interval is [ ].

        Indian music consists of folk, classical (Hindustani and Carnatic) and pop music, among others. The Classical music is characterized by microtones (or shruti), notes (or swara), ornamentations (or alankar), melodies improvised from grammar (or raga) and rhythmic patterns used in percussion (or tala).. Indian music has played a significant role in the development of patriotism through songs. The other basic element of Indian music is the Taal. It is a rhythmic cycle containing a fixed number of beats. 'Taala' is the second important factor in Indian music. These are rhythmic cycles ranging from 3 to beats. Taalas give the rhythmic foundation of the melodic structure and are performed on drums.

        This specific melodic form (raga) is fundamental in Indian classical music, as there is form even in alap and any other type of unbound (anibaddha or manodharma) music as well. The term “forms” (in plural) refers to musical structures and their varieties, which are made up, basically, of the three main elements, namely, melody (raga. analyzes melodic vocabulary that is derived from Nicolas Slonimsky's Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns using the theoretical terminology incorporated in the treatise. Musical examples consist of patterns from the Thesaurus and excerpts from selected improvisations of John Coltrane as transcribed by Andrew White.


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In the performance below, Venkatesh Kumar sings in sargam. Each melodic structure of Raga has something akin to a distinct personality subject to a prevailing mood.

Early Indain writers on music, carried this idea further and endowed the Ragas with the status of minor divinities, with names derived from various sources, often indicating the origin or associations of the individual Ragas.

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In the pilot experiment, visually similar melodies that had been rated.There are 4 types of structure in Indian Music, Alap, Jhor, Jhala and Gat/Bandish. Each of these has different roles in a piece of Indian music. Alap is the name for the opening part of a piece of classical music from North India.

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