Carefully read Chapter 6.
Find a recording of music from the region we are studying (southeastern). Consider using the Smithsonian Folkways or Nimbus Records websites to find recordings, and then search for the title on Spotify. https://folkways.si.edu/ (Links to an external site.) Spotify or YouTube is strongly recommended, but another free streaming service is acceptable. Listen carefully, noting the instruments, the number of performers, the form, and anything else you can identify.
Type a 1-2 page paper. This paper should contain two main sections: a summary of the chapter and your thoughts, ideas, and reactions to the music you found. This can include your opinions, feelings, ideas, and anything else that may be relevant. Include a link to the music.
This assignment will be graded according to the following criteria:
Is the summary accurate? Was the music reaction with link included? (50%)
Is the writing clear and understandable (25%)
Is the writing up to formal academic standards? This includes proper use of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, attribution, etc. (25%)
Chapter 5 is taking about South Asia, mainly India and Pakistan. India has more than 1 million people, there must be a lot of diversity in a country as large as India. Religious culture is very popular in India, India is home to several of the world's great religions, the “battle” between interethnic and inter-religious conflicts is inevitable. India can be broadly split into two main cultural regions: North and south. The north of India was deeply influenced by Indo-European invaders, more religions. North India: Hindustani Instrumental Raga, raga typically features a soloist, who is accompanied by one or more tamburas and a percussionist playing a pair of drums. Hinduism dominated in the south, so the impact for the south India is less than north. South India: Carnatic Music, south Indian music is usually vocal.
I chose the song called Nat-Bhairev from “India's Great Shamim Ahmed: Three Ragas” by Shamim Ahmed. (https://folkways.si.edu/shamim-ahmed/india-three-ragas/world/music/album/smithsonian)
According what we learned from chapter 5, this song is from north India and it is a raga. What I can heard from this song, the mainly instrument is a strings of India, Sitar. And the drum, tabla, Tanpura. My feeling about Indian music is mysterious, its hard to feel some emotion from this song for me, maybe because I’m not really know about their religion culture. I only feel this song is solemn and mysterious. The Tanpura makes me feel my back tingle.