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Preface Note on transliteration Abbreviations Contents
THE BASICS OF SOUTH ASIAN MUSIC Chapter 1 Music in South Asia concepts and implications 1
Origins and historical development of Indian music Chapter 5 The transmission of Indian music
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accompanied according ālāpa analysis ancient barrel-drum basic basis beats beginning Bengal Caitanya called century chapter characteristic classical classical music composed composition consisting context continues culture cymbals dance deity described devotional dhrupada dhruvā distinct divine drama drum element ensemble example existence festival flute followed four genre hand hence important improvisation includes Indian music introduced kirtana known Krsna Kuckertz listen literally Lord melody meter metric music tradition musical instruments musicians names North Indian notation notes occurs opening origin pallavi performance period phrases played poetic practice praise present principal rāga rāsalīlā recitation recording referred regarded religious remains rendered represents respective ritual samāja Sampradāya Sanskrit scale singer singing slow song sound South specific stage strings structure style sung syllables tāla temple tempo term theme transcription upper Vaisnava variety various verse vocal Vraja Vrindaban