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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 21M.291 (Spring 2007) 
  • Course Title:
  • Music of India 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Music and Theater Arts 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Dr. George Ruckert 
  • Course Introduction:

  • 21M.291 Music of India

    Spring 2007

    Course Highlights

    21M.291 Music of India

    Spring 2007

    Closeup photo of performance on the tabla, a pair of small single-headed hand drums.
    The tabla, a pair of single-headed drums, is used in many styles of Indian music. (Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre Dalbéra.)

    Course Description

    This course focuses on Hindustani classical music of North India, and also involves learning about the ancient foundations of the rich classical traditions of music and dance of all Indian art and culture. Students explore the practice the ragas and talas through learning songs, dance, and drumming compositions, and develop insights through listening, readings, and concert attendance.

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