21M.291 Music of India

Spring 2007

Closeup photo of performance on the tabla, a pair of small single-headed hand drums.
The tabla, a pair of single-headed drums, is used in many styles of Indian music. (Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre Dalbéra.)

Course Description

This course focuses on Hindustani classical music of North India, and also involves learning about the ancient foundations of the rich classical traditions of music and dance of all Indian art and culture. Students explore the practice the ragas and talas through learning songs, dance, and drumming compositions, and develop insights through listening, readings, and concert attendance.
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Dr. George Ruckert

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session