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dc.contributor.advisorWitzleben, J. Lawrenceen_US
dc.contributor.authorCohoon, Michaela K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-11T05:42:32Z
dc.date.available2012-10-11T05:42:32Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/13148
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores three themes: North Indian classical music, the individual Alif Laila, and the philosophical connection each has to improvisation. The process that was followed to analyze the interactions between raga in the North Indian classical tradition and one well-known musician's path within that tradition bridges theory with individual insight. Alif Laila is the individual at the center of the study. As a prominent professional sitarist living in the Washington, D.C. region, her input is analyzed placing focus on individuality within the life of a traditionally trained musician living and teaching in a Western context. Her expression in traditional sharing of musical knowledge from teacher to student, in raga performance and in musical philosophy expand upon the new generation of teacher/performers who translate their craft in order to continue their tradition of North Indian classical music. Improvisation, both as a social and musical design, extends the scholarly research and personalized ethnography to complete the thesis.en_US
dc.titleAn Exploration into North Indian Classical Music: Raga, Alif Laila, and Improvisation.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMusicen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMusicen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPerforming artsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPedagogyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEthnographyen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledImprovisationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledIndividualityen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNorth Indian Classical Musicen_US


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