Indian Devotional and Raga Singing II

This course is a continuation of TRA114, Indian Devotional and Raga Singing. Sing your way to god. We enter two paths of devotion: praising divine forms and the mysteries of music. How does devotion hold us in the chaos and opportunity of the present? We master scales and sing deeper into raga melody meditations. We learn to read music symbols in Sanskrit and to accurately pronounce the Indian consonant matrix. We read the Bhakti Sutras of Narada, and sing and read the texts of songs from the myriad saint singers: Mirabai, Kabirdas, Dadu. Daily home practice required. Prerequisite: TRA114 or permission of instructor.
Course Number: TRA314
Units: 3.0