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The proliferation of niches is thus to some extent a reaction to outside factors. Indian music is transferred orally from master-teacher guru to the student, who learns by strictly imitating the teacher—not from a written tradition. During the Tang Dynasty, dancing and singing entered the mainstream, spreading from the royal court to the common people. Non-Western music may have no harmony at all, or it may base its harmonies on completely different scale systems than Western music. The most frequent appearance of the ensemble in Bali is in ritual and wayang accompaniment. Plainchant for a more complete description of the modes. Through such methods, students may learn by doing, while simultaneously gaining sufficient performing experience.
West Asia - Music - Oxford Bibliographies
When I asked Konolan why he chose that piece for this occasion, he explained the process to me. Continuum of Niches and Contexts for Wayang Performance. When anyone plays a piece, other players need to know where it came from as in, stylistic area and from whom as in, whose idiosyncratic style shaped this particular rendering of the piece. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites. Indian performers consider their music to be spiritual in nature—each raga is associated with a particular mood, such as tranquility, love or heroism. Wayang can be seen as a continuum from sacred to less sacred, from daytime, ceremonial wayang performed for gods to nighttime entertainment for human audiences.