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Music and musical thought in early India

Author: Lewis Eugene Rowell
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Series: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
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Rowell, Lewis Eugene, 1933-
Music and musical thought in early India.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992
(DLC) 91038791
(OCoLC)24671161
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Eugene Rowell
ISBN: 9780226730349 0226730344
OCLC Number: 857143456
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 409 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; The Sounds of Sanskrit; Abbreviations; About the Frontispiece; 1. Introduction; 1.1 --
Music and Musical Thought in Early India; 1.2 --
The Divisions of Music; 1.3 --
Microcosm and Macrocosm; 1.4 --
Chronology and Sources; 2. Thought; 2.1 --
Introduction; 2.2 --
Continuities of Indian Thought; 2.3 --
Systematic Thinking; 2.4 --
Symbolic Thinking; 3. Sound; 3.1 --
Introduction; 3.2 --
The Divisions of Sound; 3.3 --
The Theory of Sound; 3.4 --
Sound: A Lexicon; 3.5 --
Causal Sound: Nada; 3.6 --
Akaśa, the Medium of Sound; 3.7 --
Sound and the External World. 3.8 --
Three Ancient Conceptions of Musical Sound4. Chant; 4.1 --
Introduction; 4.2 --
Samavedic Chant; 4.2.1 --
The Role of Memory; 4.2.2 --
Chironomy; 4.2.3 --
Duration and Tempo; 4.2.4 --
Dynamics; 4.3 --
The Phonetic Treatises; 4.4 --
Some Distinctive Features of Sanskrit and Their Musical Consequences; 4.5 --
Narada's Śiksa and the Organization of Musical Pitch; 4.6 --
Milieu; 5. Theater; 5.1 --
Introduction; 5.2 --
The Natyaśastra; 5.3 --
The Preliminary Rituals; 5.4 --
The Incidental Music; 5.5 --
Instruments; 5.6 --
Epilogue; 6. Śastra; 6.1 --
Introduction; 6.2 --
Musical Scholarship. 6.3 --
Musical Discourse6.4 --
The Language of Musical Speculation; 6.5 --
Notations; 7. Pitch; 7.1 --
Introduction; 7.2 --
The Gamut and Its Tuning; 7.3 --
Philosophical Arguments on Śruti and Svara; 7.4 --
The Gamut and Its Variables; 7.5 --
Sonance; 7.6 --
The Tanas; 7.7 --
Melodic Choices; 7.8 --
The Concept of Raga; 8. Time; 8.1 --
Introduction; 8.2 --
The Idea of Time in Ancient India; 8.3 --
Tala; 8.4 --
Chironomy; 8.5 --
Rhythmic Patterns; 8.6 --
The Concept of State; 8.7 --
Timing; 8.8 --
The Deśi Talas; 8.9 --
The Influence of Metrics; 8.10 --
The Rhythms of Indian Music; 9. Form; 9.1 --
Introduction. 9.2 --
Formal Archetypes9.2.1 --
The Human Body; 9.2.2 --
Organic Growth; 9.2.3 --
Ritual; 9.2.4 --
Creation; 9.3 --
Formal Components; 9.4 --
Formal Tactics; 9.4.1 --
Upobana; 9.4.2 --
Upauartana; 9.4.3 --
Prastara; 9.5 --
Ritual Forms; 9.6 --
Minor Forms; 10. Song; 10.1 --
Introduction; 10.2 --
The Prabandhas; 10.3 --
Song Forms; 10.4 --
A Garland of Songs; 10.5 --
Expansion of the Genre; 10.6 --
Cultural Mapping; 10.7 --
The Theory and Practice of Song; 11. Style; 11.1 --
Introduction; 11.2 --
Gender; 11.3 --
Qualifications; 11.4 --
Gunas and Dosas; 11.5 --
The Qualities of Musical Sound. 11.6 --
Style as a Composite11.7 --
Levels of Ornamentation; 11.8 --
Rasa; 11.9 --
The Values of Indian Music; 12. Afterthoughts; Notes; Glossary of Sanskrit Terms; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
Responsibility: Lewis Rowell.

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