INDIAN MUSIC FORUM ARCHIVES: Tabla Forum: essay

 

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kicki
essay Feb 24, 2004 11:51 a.m.


Hi there!

I'm going to Nasik, India, the 10th of march to learn a bit of tabla and to write my B essay in music science.
My problem is that I can't figure out what to write about. I want to write something about tabla and indian musicians, but I need a main question, and I don't know which...
So please, if someone have a suggestion I would be more than thankful!

shanti, shanti

Aanaddha
Re:essay Feb 24, 2004 01:41 p.m.



kicki (Feb 24, 2004 11:51 a.m.):
Hi there!

I'm going to Nasik, India, the 10th of march to learn a bit of tabla and to write my B essay in music science.
My problem is that I can't figure out what to write about. I want to write something about tabla and indian musicians, but I need a main question, and I don't know which...
So please, if someone have a suggestion I would be more than thankful!

shanti, shanti


I'm curious; what is "music science"? Is that like physics or more like musicology?

A.

kicki
Re:essay Feb 26, 2004 04:19 a.m.


oops.. I think I meant musicology. I translated the word litteraly from swedish...
Aanaddha
Re:essay Feb 26, 2004 08:00 a.m.


Just a suggestion:
From an outsider or foriegner's point of view I tend to look at interpretive musicological research with some suspicion - however well-intentioned, well-researched, or apparently correct it may be.
What I do find endlessly fascinating and greatly more pertanent are in-depth interviews with musicians of the previous generations while they are still able to remember what the music and what musical life was like 50, 60, or 70 years ago. Word-of-mouth perceptions are also generally more reliable than the recollections of suceeding generations or the piecing together of a tradition from numerous, sometimes conflicting, and fragmented sources years later.
This may not sound terribly exiting or original to you but it is and always will be a very important approach to musicology.
You will no doubt share your decision and your eventual research with us?

Sincerely,
Aanaddha

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