Course code MākZ1496
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 26 6 48
Course annotation
The course is aimed at presenting theoretical background and aural experience for emic appreciation of Indian (including Pakistan) classical music and for its characterization in the context of culture.
Different problems are discussed: concepts and esthetics of music, musical contexts, history, connection of music to social groups, music education, musical language, grammar, repertoires etc. An insight into formation of two main kinds of classical music – Hindustani and Karnataka – is provided, the most important styles, schools and musical instruments are characterized. Music is viewed in relation to text, movement, ritual etc.
The exemplification of theoretical issues is based on broad range of audial materials, thus students obtain a good listening experience.
Students recognize the multisided role of music in culture of India, the various relations of music to different aspects of culture, they have orientation in the multitude of musical forms and have a good insight into research directions and problems. Students know the important components of Indian high music culture and they can outline them and analyze in cultures of different periods. They can characterize the most significant historical and regional forms of Indian classical music culture, they recognize and characterize musical samples of these regions.
Course plan
1. Classical music of India: concepts, problems, history of research, resources.2L
2. Vedic sources of classical music and its early forms.2L
3. Rāga and tala. Rasa.4L
4. Classical music: Hindustani tradition.8L, 2S
5. Classical music: Karnataka tradition.4L, 2S
6. Musical dramatic and choreographic forms.4L
7. Modern innovations of classical music of India.2L, 2S
Requirements for obtaining credit points
Work in seminars 20%, course paper and its presentation 40%, oral examination 40%.
Study programmes Asian Studies