Introduction to Indian Classical Music
Introduction to Indian Classical Music, Its Overlaps and Differences with Western
Music was presented at the Westborough Public Library on Wed. October 2,
2019 at 6:30 p.m.
This is your opportunity to learn and engage during this 90-minute workshop on
Indian classical music. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of Indian
classical music and the basics of Indian music appreciation. You will also get to
experience the differences and similarities between Indian and other forms of
music, with an attempt to demystify melodic scales or ragas, varied rhythmic
structures, and relative pitching. We will demonstrate these through some simple
examples using live music and popular recordings. We will also have time for
Q&A in the end.
Participants do not need any prior musical background, but just an interest and
enthusiasm to participate in this interactive workshop. Participants are not required
to bring anything with them either.
The instructor, Divya Jayanthi, is a trained Indian classical vocalist specializing in
the Carnatic style more popular in the south of India. She has performed in various
venues in India and also regularly teaches and enjoys collaborating with artists
from other genres of music.
This program is co-sponsored by the Westborough Center for History and Culture
as part of its Westborough History Connections series of programs exploring the
question, “How does history connect Westborough and India?” More information
about this Westborough History Connection series can be found on the
Westborough Center website at ” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>www.westboroughcenter.org.
Watch the Workshop here: