Indian Devotional & Raga Singing
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Singing, first of sixty-four traditional Indian arts, is an ancient system of yoga.
Students learn to sing om; chants that consist of naming and manifesting god; svarasseven
goddess tones, the notes from which all traditional scales are derived; and ragas
crystals of pure sound. We study sonic transformation, or the means of transforming
consciousness and awareness using sound, such as Shabda Brahma (word is god), Nada
Brahma (sound is god), etc. All students play the tambura, a stringed drone instrument.
Cross-listed as TRA514.Course Number: