Solkattu, the spoken rhythms and patterns of hand-clapping used by all musicians and dancers in the classical traditions of South India, is a subject of worldwide interest - but until now there has not been a textbook for students new to the practice. Designed especially for classroom use in a Western setting, and featuring nearly ninety examples in graphical notation designed by the author, the manual begins with rudimentary lessons in the simplest South Indian tala, or metric cycle, and proceeds step-by-step into more challenging material.The book then provides lessons in the eight-beat adi tala, arranged so that by the end, students will have learned a full percussion piece they can perform as an ensemble. "Solkattu Manual" includes two DVDs featuring performances of all 150 lessons, and full performances of all three of the outlined small-ensemble pieces. Ideal for courses in world music and general musicianship, and for independent study, "Solkattu Manual" makes the complex rhythms of South Indian music and dance accessible to beginners, enriches the understanding of those already familiar, and provides a unique aid for teachers. The book lies flat for easy use.It offers hands-on introduction to South Indian spoken rhythm.
DAVID P. NELSON is an artist-in-residence for South Indian music in the Department of Music at Wesleyan University.Review:
"A street-wise beginner's guide to one of the world's great drumming traditions. Nelson communicates his enthusiasm and knowledge in a step-by-step manual that anyone-novice, student, trained musician, ethnomusicologist-can work through." (David B. Reck, author of Music of the Whole Earth)
"With its wealth of information and practical exercises, this new Solkattu book is a revelation and offers the opportunity to delve into a little-known but exhilarating manifestation of South Indian drum language." (Glen Velez, percussion soloist, composer, and professor of percussion, Mannes College of Music)
Descrizione libro Wesleyan, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110819568716
Descrizione libro Wesleyan. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0819568716 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1369825
Descrizione libro Wesleyan, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0819568716