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Master of Arts
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Laura Stivers, PhD
Craig Singleton, DMA
Philip Novak, PhD
This project, which encompasses both written and performed aspects, is an exploration of the North Indian classical music tradition as it is taught in twenty-first century California, and a de-exoticization of a musical style that most Americans are unacquainted with. A brief overview of the basic theory, history, and practice of North Indian classical music is followed by a comparison of oral and written musical traditions. A specific composition from the North Indian classical tradition is included as an example of the form and how that form is transmitted. Emerging modes of transmission include multimedia and network technologies; their use, and their limitations, are investigated, along with deeper questions of pedagogical utility.
Harvey, Wallace, "The Virtual Guru and Beyond: the Changing Role of Teacher in North Indian Classical Music" (2013). Master's Theses and Capstone Projects. 189.