Music and Musical Thought in Early India (Chicago Studies in by Lewis Rowell PDF

By Lewis Rowell

Offering a vast standpoint of the philosophy, idea, and aesthetics of early Indian tune and musical ideology, this research makes a distinct contribution to our wisdom of the traditional foundations of India's musical tradition. Lewis Rowell reconstructs the tunings, scales, modes, rhythms, gestures, formal styles, and genres of Indian song from Vedic instances to the 13th century, proposing now not loads a heritage as a thematic research and interpretation of India's significant musical heritage.

In Indian tradition, tune varieties an essential component of a huge framework of rules that comes with philosophy, cosmology, faith, literature, and technology. Rowell works with the identified theoretical treatises and the oral culture in order to position the technical info of musical perform of their complete cultural context. Many quotations from the unique Sanskrit look the following in English translation for the 1st time, and the required technical details is gifted in phrases obtainable to the nonspecialist. those positive factors, mixed with Rowell's thesaurus of Sanskrit phrases and vast bibliography, make Music and Musical inspiration in Early India a very good creation for the overall reader and an crucial reference for ethnomusicologists, old musicologists, track theorists, and Indologists.

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