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Table of contents

Foreword
Preface
CD Track List

  1. Modernity and Tradition
      A Culture of Bewildering Variety
      Threads to Follow in This Text
      The Old and New in an Ancient Land
      Indian Music on the Move

  2. Affect
      Religious Connotations
      Sacred Texts
      Verbal Syllables
      Song Texts
      A Musician's Practice
      The Nine Moods
      Extramusical Effects
      Conclusion

  3. Teaching, Learning, and Performing Music
      Teaching and Learning Music
      Old Traditions in New PAckages

  4. Rhythm and Drumming
      Tala
      Theka: The Tal as a Succession of Drum Sounds
      Counting Patterns in Tal
      The Tabla
      Kayda
      Tihai
      Other Drumming Traditions
      Conclusion

  5. Song and Performance
      Composition and Improvisation
      What is a Raga?
      Raga in Performance
      The On-the-spot Development of the Composition
      Song Texts in the Classical Styles
      Other Song Genres
      Conclusion

  6. Instruments, Melodic and Rhythmic
      Drone Instruments
      Melody Instruments
      The Sitar and the Sarod
      Other Melody Instruments
      Ensembles
      Conclusion

  7. The Old World Joins the New
      The Postcolonial Era
      The Effect of the New Democracy on Music
      Electronics: Preserving and Spreading the Traditions
      Some Views from an Old Master

Glossary
Resources
Index



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