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Workshop on Indian Classical Music

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When: September 23rd 2013 to September 27th 2013 (4:15PM to 6.45 PM each day)
Where: Dhar India Studies Program, 825 E. Eighth St. Bloomington

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a master of the Sarod, will offer a weeklong 1-credit-hour class on Indian classical music and culture. The course will be highly interactive in nature, and students will learn the fundamental concepts of Indian classical music through time-honored traditional methods. Topics will include the forms of raga (melodic modes) and taal (rhythmic patterns) and how the practice of composition continually helps to preserve both tradition and musical technique.

Students need not have any prior musical training, although those with expertise in any instrument may bring that instrument to class with them. The class will culminate in a public demonstration at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Auer Hall, to which all are welcome. Khan's son Ayaan Ali Khan will join him to introduce the audience to time-honored traditional methods of sarod artistry.

How to Register?
For more information about the class, contact the Dhar India Studies Program at 812-855-5798 or india@indiana.edu.