The Tabla of Lucknow: A Cultural Analysis of a Musical Tradition (Cambridge Studies in Ethnomusicology) by James Kippen

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Book Title:
The Tabla of Lucknow: A Cultural Analysis of a Musical Tradition (Cambridge Studies in Ethnomusicology)
Book Author:
James Kippen
ISBN10:
0521335280
ISBN13:
978-0521335287
Format:
pdf / fb2 / epub / Djvu
Category:
Arts & Photography
Language:
English
ePub vers. size:
1727 kb
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1754 kb
The tabla is the most important and popular drum in North Indian classical music. This book aims to increase our understanding of the Lucknow tabla-playing tradition by showing what distinguishes it from other styles both musically and technically and by analysing the processes involved in composition and improvisation. In conjunction with the musical discussion James Kippen considers the socio-musical development of Lucknow from the late eighteenth century to the present day and analyses several important aspects of the lives of a particular group of hereditary musicians connected with Lucknow who specialize in the tabla. He investigates the scope for music-making in Lucknow today, the social relationships of the musicians and the controversial topic of political intrigue, perceptions of, and attitudes towards, musical change, and institutionalised methods of musical instruction.

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