MUSI 1500 Chapter Notes -Sarod, Song 2, Indian Independence Movement

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Published on 16 Apr 2013
School
York University
Department
Music
Course
MUSI 1500
MUSI 1500: STUDY GUIDE FOR QUIZ 1
Readings:
1. The Bombay Hindi Film Songs: A Historical Survey pp 133-141 and 164-169
2. The Values of Fantasy: Indian Popular Culture through Western Scripts pp
1-18
3. Bombay Films: The Cinema as Metaphor pp 189-320
4. The Hero as Comedian pp 183-199
5. Source of Strength or Stereotypes pp 383-390
6. Song Picturization and Choreography pp 198-208
Lectures:
1,2,3,4
Listening:
First 10 songs on listening list, professor will play 3-4 songs, identify the
singer
Group Presentations:
1,2,3
The Bombay Hindi Film Songs: A Historical Survey pp 133-141 and 164-169
Author: Teri Skillman
The introduction of synchronized sound film in the 1930s began the music-drama
tradition of the Indian screen
Alam Ara= first Indian sound film (7 songs and instrumental accompaniment)
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Readings: the bombay hindi film songs: a historical survey pp 133-141 and 164-169, the values of fantasy: indian popular culture through western scripts pp. 1-18: bombay films: the cinema as metaphor pp 189-320, the hero as comedian pp 183-199, source of strength or stereotypes pp 383-390, song picturization and choreography pp 198-208. First 10 songs on listening list, professor will play 3-4 songs, identify the singer. The bombay hindi film songs: a historical survey pp 133-141 and 164-169. The introduction of synchronized sound film in the 1930s began the music-drama tradition of the indian screen. Alam ara= first indian sound film (7 songs and instrumental accompaniment) At first the songs were not full-length as known as today, they were short intonations of prose sung by the actor-singers. The melodies for full-length songs tended to be based on popular theatre songs derived from indian classical and folk melodies. First decade= the theme of the film had priority over the melodic material.

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