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HISTORY OF MUSIC – 1 4 0 0 4

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The ancient Palai- Pan system is taught to give the student a chronological survey of the Tamil Music Tradition along with composers, instruments and musical forms.

UNIT 1                                  12
Palai and Pan
UNIT 2                                  12
Syama Sastri and Muttusvami Dikshitar – Life and Contribution
UNIT 3                                  12
Flute, Nagasvaram, Kanjira and Ghatam
UNIT 4                                  12
Musical Forms (Gitam, Svarajati, Jatisvaram)
UNIT 5                                  12
Pancamarabu and Silappadigaram- Outline

Total:                                        60h

COURSE OUTCOME:

At the end of this course the students will be able to,
CO-1: Understand the Pan and Palai system
CO-2: Understand the biography and contribution of Syama Sastri and Muttusvami Dikshitar
CO-3: Elucidate the construction and playing technique of Flute, Nagasvaram, Khanjira and Ghatam
CO-4: Understand musical forms Gitam, Jatisvaram and Svarajati
CO-5: Get an idea about Pancamarabu and Silappadigaram

TEXT BOOK:

South Indian Music Book- 4,Prof P. Sambamoorthy, The Indian Music Publishing House,1994
A History of South Indian Music from Vedic Times to the Present by Rangaramanuja Iyengar , 1972
History of Indian Music, Prof P. Sambamoorthy, The Indian Music Publishing House,
Great Composers Book 1, Prof P. Sambamoorthy, The Indian Music Publishing House,1994
Panchamarabu by Arivanar
Silappadigaram and the commentaries by U.Ve. SwaminthaIyer
Catalogue of the Musical Instruments Exhibited in the Government Museum, Madras,Superintendent, Government Press, 1931