Applying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques To Western Music by Rafael ReinaApplying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques To Western Music by Rafael Reina

Applying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques To Western Music

byRafael Reina

Hardcover | January 4, 2015

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Most classical musicians, whether in orchestral or ensemble situations, will have to face a piece by composers such as Ligeti, Messiaen, Var' or Xenakis, while improvisers face music influenced by Dave Holland, Steve Coleman, Aka Moon, Weather Report, Irakere or elements from the Balkans, India, Africa or Cuba. Rafael Reina argues that today's music demands a new approach to rhythmical training, a training that will provide musicians with the necessary tools to face, with accuracy, more varied and complex rhythmical concepts, while keeping the emotional content. Reina uses the architecture of the South Indian Karnatic rhythmical system to enhance and radically change the teaching of rhythmical solfege at a higher education level and demonstrates how this learning can influence the creation and interpretation of complex contemporary classical and jazz music. The book is designed for classical and jazz performers as well as creators, be they composers or improvisers, and is a clear and complete guide that will enable future solfege teachers and students to use these techniques and their methodology to greatly improve their rhythmical skills. An accompanying website of audio examples helps to explain each technique.

For examples of composed and improvised pieces by students who have studied this book, as well as concerts by highly acclaimed karnatic musicians, please copy this link to your browser: http://www.contemporary-music-through-non-western-techniques.com/pages/1587-video-recordings

Rafael Reina was born in the former Spanish colony of Equatorial Guinea and until the age of 13, was exposed only to African music, flamenco, Stravinsky and B'-Bartók. He went on to study jazz, West African, flamenco and Berber music, and graduated 'Summa cum Laude' in composition from Berklee College of Music (USA). Reina's extensive ...
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Title:Applying Karnatic Rhythmical Techniques To Western MusicFormat:HardcoverDimensions:476 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 4, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:147245149X

ISBN - 13:9781472451491

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"This important study provides a comprehensive view of one of the richest rhythmic traditions in the world. Built on sustained experiential learning, Karnatic rhythm provides an almost scientific investigation of rhythmic possibility, something which, through dedication and long study, Rafael Reina is especially able to convey and invoke. His is a study from a Western musician, and the double benefit of this book is that he is then able to demonstrate the efficacy and inspiration that a Karnatic approach to rhythm and rhythmic structure can bring to Western music, showing both how it can enhance performance and learning techniques, and also be a source for the composer of intriguing and reframing compositional devices." - Peter Wiegold, Brunel University, UK "It is impossible to discuss the whole content of this extensive work here, but this is unmistakably a book you can continue to read for many years with great pleasure, to either improve yourself or be inspired by new creative ideas." - David de Marez Oyens, de Bassist Magazine