This course provides an introduction to both the theory and presentation of Indian Classical Music in vocal form. An overview of vocal style compositions, general improvising concepts, vocal syllables, breathing techniques, and historical information. Each student will present a final Concert which demonstrate the traditional approach to Indian Music.
This course is a continuation of the topic of theory and presentation of Indian Classical Music and its various other forms. Students will explore topics in depth such as, advanced compositions, techniques (gammaks, murkis, meend), ear training, and complex rhythms. Each student will present a final recital, which will demonstrate the traditional approach to Indian Music.
Homework, Tests, and Grading
In the classes, the most important objective is for students to gain an understanding of the concepts taught, and to be able to apply those ideas in their own work. With this in mind, it is our hope that the homework is seen as an opportunity to further the understanding of the concepts taught in class, while the tests should be a way for students to gauge what they need to focus on. We would like to foster the idea that getting a “wrong” or “right” answer on a test is not the most important thing, but rather that the tests are a way for students to see what they need to focus on.