Appreciating Indian Music (AAS110)

An introduction to the basic elements of Indian classical music, such as 'raga' and 'tala', 'gharanas' (schools) and styles. Vocal and instrumental masterpieces are studied. Topics include: the roles of stringed and percussion instruments; the intimate relationship between music and religion, and music and ethnicity; and the influence of Indian classical music on contemporary art forms such as films and folk music. No previous musical training is required.

Work Load: 
There will be three quizzes/presentations. There will be one midterm and one final based on theory.
In-class Quizzes/Presentation: 20% · Midterm: 30% · Final Exam: 40% · Attendance: 10%
Currently Offered Sections Instructor(s)
Spring 2016: 01-LEC Aruna Sharma
Past Offerings Instructor(s)
Fall 2015: 01-LEC Aruna Sharma
Spring 2015: 01-LEC Aruna Sharma
Fall 2014: 01-LEC Aruna Sharma
Summer 2014: 01-LEC Aruna Sharma
Summer 2014: 60-LEC Aruna Sharma
Spring 2014: 01-LEC Aruna Sharma Section Syllabus
Fall 2013: 01-LEC Aruna Sharma


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