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The Art of Tablā Accompaniment in Vilambit Ektāl

GOODWAY, SAMUEL,THOMAS (2020) The Art of Tablā Accompaniment in Vilambit Ektāl. Masters thesis, Durham University.

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Accompaniment is by far the primary usage of the tablā in modern Hindustānī music. This research presents the framework by which tablā accompaniment is developed throughout a performance. This framework is developed through transcription and analysis of two performances provided by tablā musician, Vishwanath Shirodkar. Thought processes and theories on accompaniment are scrutinised through interviews and comparison with the transcriptions. The model proposed in this thesis is that the tablā accompanist has a pre-conceived tablā motif which he manipulates depending on certain parameters. These parameters include familiarity between co-performers, gender, tāl, and tempo.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Award:Master of Arts
Keywords:Accompaniment; tablā; Hindustānī
Faculty and Department:Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Music, Department of
Thesis Date:2020
Copyright:Copyright of this thesis is held by the author
Deposited On:28 Feb 2020 10:01

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