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|Pete Lockett is one of the
most versatile multi-percussionists currently in the UK, having
immersed himself in percussion and drums from every part of the
He has also taught and lectured at The Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music in London, and did an astounding performance and workshop at PASIC 99 in Columbus, Ohio.
NOTES FOR LESSON ON
SOUTH INDIAN RHYTHMS
The rhythmic structures
of North and South India are amongst the most complex and
difficult to understand of all rhythmic systems. However, when
one delves a little deeper and looks at the form and structures,
the mystification soon peels away.
The drums and percussion
of India have a detailed set of phonetics which represent the
sounds of the drums with the spoken word.
These phonetics differ slightly from drum to drum and
between the differing styles of North and South Indian music.
We’re going to look at the basics of South Indian
rhythm, beginning with the five beat unit and its phonetics.
This unit is called ‘KANDAM’
and the syllables are thus;
TA KI TA
The lesson on the tape
will look at this unit, pitching it against a repetitive time
cycle and taking it through a number of rhythmic modulations.
on to the lesson
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