Music and musical thought in early India / Lewis Rowell.

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Main Author: Rowell, Lewis Eugene, 1933- (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.
Series:Chicago studies in ethnomusicology.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Acknowledgments; The Sounds of Sanskrit; Abbreviations; About the Frontispiece; 1. Introduction; 1.1
  • Music and Musical Thought in Early India; 1.2
  • The Divisions of Music; 1.3
  • Microcosm and Macrocosm; 1.4
  • Chronology and Sources; 2. Thought; 2.1
  • Introduction; 2.2
  • Continuities of Indian Thought; 2.3
  • Systematic Thinking; 2.4
  • Symbolic Thinking; 3. Sound; 3.1
  • Introduction; 3.2
  • The Divisions of Sound; 3.3
  • The Theory of Sound; 3.4
  • Sound: A Lexicon; 3.5
  • Causal Sound: Nada; 3.6
  • Akaśa, the Medium of Sound; 3.7
  • Sound and the External World.
  • 3.8
  • Three Ancient Conceptions of Musical Sound4. Chant; 4.1
  • Introduction; 4.2
  • Samavedic Chant; 4.2.1
  • The Role of Memory; 4.2.2
  • Chironomy; 4.2.3
  • Duration and Tempo; 4.2.4
  • Dynamics; 4.3
  • The Phonetic Treatises; 4.4
  • Some Distinctive Features of Sanskrit and Their Musical Consequences; 4.5
  • Narada's Śiksa and the Organization of Musical Pitch; 4.6
  • Milieu; 5. Theater; 5.1
  • Introduction; 5.2
  • The Natyaśastra; 5.3
  • The Preliminary Rituals; 5.4
  • The Incidental Music; 5.5
  • Instruments; 5.6
  • Epilogue; 6. Śastra; 6.1
  • Introduction; 6.2
  • Musical Scholarship.
  • 6.3
  • Musical Discourse6.4
  • The Language of Musical Speculation; 6.5
  • Notations; 7. Pitch; 7.1
  • Introduction; 7.2
  • The Gamut and Its Tuning; 7.3
  • Philosophical Arguments on Śruti and Svara; 7.4
  • The Gamut and Its Variables; 7.5
  • Sonance; 7.6
  • The Tanas; 7.7
  • Melodic Choices; 7.8
  • The Concept of Raga; 8. Time; 8.1
  • Introduction; 8.2
  • The Idea of Time in Ancient India; 8.3
  • Tala; 8.4
  • Chironomy; 8.5
  • Rhythmic Patterns; 8.6
  • The Concept of State; 8.7
  • Timing; 8.8
  • The Deśi Talas; 8.9
  • The Influence of Metrics; 8.10
  • The Rhythms of Indian Music; 9. Form; 9.1
  • Introduction.
  • 9.2
  • Formal Archetypes9.2.1
  • The Human Body; 9.2.2
  • Organic Growth; 9.2.3
  • Ritual; 9.2.4
  • Creation; 9.3
  • Formal Components; 9.4
  • Formal Tactics; 9.4.1
  • Upobana; 9.4.2
  • Upauartana; 9.4.3
  • Prastara; 9.5
  • Ritual Forms; 9.6
  • Minor Forms; 10. Song; 10.1
  • Introduction; 10.2
  • The Prabandhas; 10.3
  • Song Forms; 10.4
  • A Garland of Songs; 10.5
  • Expansion of the Genre; 10.6
  • Cultural Mapping; 10.7
  • The Theory and Practice of Song; 11. Style; 11.1
  • Introduction; 11.2
  • Gender; 11.3
  • Qualifications; 11.4
  • Gunas and Dosas; 11.5
  • The Qualities of Musical Sound.
  • 11.6
  • Style as a Composite11.7
  • Levels of Ornamentation; 11.8
  • Rasa; 11.9
  • The Values of Indian Music; 12. Afterthoughts; Notes; Glossary of Sanskrit Terms; Bibliography; Index.