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Solkattu Manual
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Solkattu, the spoken rhythms and patterns of hand-clapping used by all musicians and dancers in the classical traditions of South India, is a subject of worldwide interest—but until now there has not been a textbook for students new to the practice. Designed especially for classroom use in a Western setting, the manual begins with rudimentary lessons in the simplest South Indian tala, or metric cycle, and proceeds step-by-step into more challenging material. The book then provides lessons in the eight-beat adi tala, arranged so that by the end, students will have learned a full percussion piece they can perform as an ensemble. Solkattu Manual includes web links to video featuring performances of all 150 lessons, and full performances of all three of the outlined small-ensemble pieces. Ideal for courses in world music and general musicianship, as well as independent study. Book lies flat for easy use.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. iii-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-v
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. PART I. TIŚRA JĀTI ĒKA TĀLA
  2. pp. 13-14
  1. 1. Lessons, First Series
  2. pp. 15-20
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  1. 2. Lessons, Second Series
  2. pp. 21-24
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  1. 3. Mōrā Series 1
  2. pp. 25-30
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  1. 4. Mōrā Series 2
  2. pp. 31-36
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  1. PART II. EXERCISE MŌRĀS
  2. pp. 37-38
  1. 5. Four Exercise Mōrās
  2. pp. 39-46
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  1. PART III. ĀDI TĀLA LESSONS
  2. pp. 47-48
  1. 6. Ādi Tāla Mōrā Series 1
  2. pp. 49-57
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  1. 7. A Composition by Palani Sri M. Subramania Pillai (1908–1962)
  2. pp. 58-60
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  1. 8. A Kōrvai with Its Setup
  2. pp. 61-65
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  1. 9. Tiśra Nadai, Sarvalaghu and Kōrvai
  2. pp. 66-69
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  1. 10. Miśra Koraippu
  2. pp. 70-75
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  1. 11. Ending Section
  2. pp. 76-78
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 79-80
  1. 12. Putting It All Together
  2. pp. 81-86
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  1. Notation
  2. pp. 87-150
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