Auburn offers Indian music ensemble course

Published: August 16, 2021

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Students can now learn the musical traditions of the Indian subcontinent. The course provides an Indian music experience conducted online from India. Students will learn the basics of Indian classical music which is based on a system of Ragas, or melody, and Talas, or rhythm. Indian music is both elaborate and expressive and some simple compositions from different genres ranging from classical, semi-classical to folk and contemporary music will be covered. Along with vocals, traditional instruments such as harmonium (organ), tabla (drums), mrudanga (percussion) and tanpura (drone), bansuri (bamboo flute), sitar (six-stringed lute) and veena (south Indian lute) will be introduced. Lecture demonstrations from guest artists in India will be featured.

The course numbers are: MUSE 1600, 2600, 3600, 4600. It is an online class held on Mondays from 6 to 7:45 p.m. No prior experience needed.

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Submitted by: Natalie Smith