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  Accueil > Autres parutions > The Scales of Indian Music

 

Prithwindra Mukherjee

The Scales of Indian Music: A Cognitive Approach to Thât/Melakartâ

Foreword by Pandit Ravi Shankar

 

CONTENTS:

1. INTRODUCTION
   1.1. EXORDIUM...
   1.2. HISTORICAL GLIMPSE :
      i-The Dual System
      ii-Pivots of the Scale
      iii-Sliding Degrees
      iv-The Ten Thâts
      v-Mélakartâ /Thât : Some elements 
      vi-Formation of the Mélakartâs
      vii-The Classic Chart
      viii-Sterile Mélakartâs
      ix-Modes, genitore
      x-Principal râgas
      xi-Search for New Scales
      xii-Râga : Characteristics
      xiii-From Modes genitore to Râgas

2. THE TRADITIONAL CORPUS

3. THE MODIFIED DISTRIBUTION OF THE MELAKARTAS
   3.1. PREAMBLE
      3.1.1. Presentation
      3.1.2. Preliminary Remarks
   3.2. MELA-DALANA 
   3.3. MODES WITH A PERFECT FOURTH (F) 
      3.3.1. Cycle I : Common Denominators : C Db D F G
      3.3.2. Cycle II : DC : C Db Eb F G
      3.3.3. Cycle III : DC : C Db Mi F G
      3.3.4.Cycle IV : DC : C D Eb F G
      3.3.5. Cycle V : DC : C D E F G
      3.3.6. Cycle VI : DC : C Eb E F G
   3.4. MODES CHARACTERISED BY AN AUGMENTED FOURTH (F#)
      3.4.1. Cycle VII : Common Denominators : C Db D F#G
      3.4.2. Cycle VIII : DC : C Db Eb F# G
      3.4.3. Cycle IX (DC : C Db Mi F# G
      3.4.4. Cycle X : DC : C D Eb F# G
      3.4.5. Cycle XI : DC : C D E F# G
      3.4.6. Cycle XII : DC : C Eb E F# G

4. CONCLUSION
   4.1. MATTERS MICROTONIC
   4.2. MELAKARTAS AS COGNITIVE PROTOTYPES

APPENDICES

1. RÂGAS, PENTAPHONIC AND PENTATONIC
   1.1. Pentaphonic or Pentatonic ?
   1.2. Pentaphonic Râgas
2. THE DIALECTIC PF MOTIVATION IN INDIAN RAGAS
   2.1. Scale Models
   2.2. Genesis of Motivations
   2.3. Graphic Visualisation
   2.4. Conclusion
   2.5. Bibliography
Glossary

Bibliography

 

MUKHERJEE Prithwindra, 2004, The Scales of Indian Music: A Cognitive Approach to Thât/Melakartâ, New Delhi, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts/Aryan Books International, 438 p. [Foreword by Pandit Ravi Shankar]

Publié en 2004

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