The Music of India

Virtual Field Trip to India that studies musical instruments and characteristics and their influence on American music.

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The Music of India

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Virtual Field Trip to India that studies musical instruments and characteristics and their influence on American music.
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  1. The Music of India

    Slide 1 - The Music of India

    • Discover the World with Music!
  2. Where is India?

    Slide 2 - Where is India?

    • Go to http://www.google.com/maps and choose the “Earth option”
    • Search for India
    • What continent is India part of?
    • What countries are around India?
    • Take a few minutes to explore the pictures of India on google earth
  3. Sitar

    Slide 3 - Sitar

    • The sitar is a native instrument of India
    • Let’s hear it!
    • Uses two sets of strings, one sympathetic
    • Do you know any songs that use a sitar?
  4. What are the characteristics of Indian music?

    Slide 4 - What are the characteristics of Indian music?

    • Major characteristics of Indian music are the Raga and the Tala
    • Raga is the structure of melody
    • Tala is the structure of rhythm
  5. What songs do you know that have an Indian influence?

    Slide 5 - What songs do you know that have an Indian influence?

    • Recognize this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JvF9vpqx8&feature=player_embedded&safe=active
    • How about this? http://www.whosampled.com/sample/16717/Britney-Spears-Toxic-Lata-Mangeshkar-S.-P.-Balasubramaniam-Tere-Mere-Beech-Mein/
    • Can you name any more?
  6. Use the virtual instrument museum to find and explore more instruments from India

    Slide 6 - Use the virtual instrument museum to find and explore more instruments from India

    • http://learningobjects.wesleyan.edu/vim/cgi-bin/regions.cgi
  7. Now it’s your turn!

    Slide 7 - Now it’s your turn!

    • You are going to create a Virtual Field Trip of your own!
    • I will:
    • -Divide you into groups
    • -Help you choose a region for study
    • -Discuss your assignment requirements (see checklist next page)
  8. Requirement

    Slide 8 - Requirement

    • Yes
    • No
    • PP contains a visually interesting title slide.
    • PP contains an interactive feature (map, pictures, tour, etc.) to explore region.
    • PP presents information on at least one instrument per student in the group (3 students= minimum of 3 instruments)
    • PP contains pictures/diagrams of all instruments discussed.
    • PP contains audio and/or video of each instrument discussed.
    • PP contains at least four salient characteristics of music of the region
    • PP contains at least two examples (including audio) of American songs/pieces that show influence from the region being discussed.
    • PP contains the option for further exploration about the music of the region
    • Slides are organized and information is presented in a logical sequence.
    • PP contains no grammatical or spelling errors.
  9. Citations

    Slide 9 - Citations

    • Don't Come Around Here No More. Perf. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers. N.d. Youtube. Web. 20 Feb. 2015. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JvF9vpqx8&feature=player_embedded&safe=active>.
    • Tere Mere Beech Mein. Perf. Lata Mangeshkar and S. P. Balasubramaniam. Laxmikant-Pyarelal, n.d. WhoSampledApp. Web. 20 Feb. 2015. <http://www.whosampled.com/sample/16717/Britney-Spears-Toxic-Lata-Mangeshkar-S.-P.-Balasubramaniam-Tere-Mere-Beech-Mein/>.
    • "The Visual Dictionary." 2005-2011. Volume 4: Indian Instruments. <http://www.infovisual.info/04/005_en.html>.
    • Toxic. Perf. Britney Spears. Bloodyshy and Avant, n.d. TheWhoSampledApp. Web. 20 Feb. 2015. <http://www.whosampled.com/sample/16717/Britney-Spears-Toxic-Lata-Mangeshkar-S.-P.-Balasubramaniam-Tere-Mere-Beech-Mein/>.