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Type: Theses
Title: The integration of Carnatic rhythmic devices into contemporary jazz performance: a framework for improvisers
Author: Gray, Lyndon Robert
Issue Date: 2017
School/Discipline: Elder Conservatorium of Music
Abstract: This performance-based dissertation explores the application in jazz of five rhythmic devices drawn from the Carnatic music tradition of South India. The study offers a framework for the incorporation into jazz performance, and the double bass in particular, of the five devices. Four CD recordings document the resultant performances by the author, a double bass player. The exegesis offers definitions for each device, and examples of their usage in pre-existing jazz contexts. The exegesis ultimately proposes a detailed methodology that incorporates original exercises intended to reinforce familiarity with the devices, and guidelines for ensemble rehearsal.
Advisor: Carroll, Mark Stephen
Hancock, Bruce
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, Elder Conservatorium of Music, 2018
Keywords: Carnatic rhythm
Indian rhythm
double bass
Description: Part A: Sound recordings -- CD 1: Carnatic Influenced Jazz -- CD 2: Standards and Standard Forms -- CD 3: Original Compositions -- CD 4: Culmination (Live Concert) -- Part B: Exegesis
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01 Pentacle.m4aCD 1: Track 124.97 MBUnknownView/Open
02 Tisra Jati Triputa.m4aCD 1: Track 213.27 MBUnknownView/Open
03 Blues For Palghat Ragu.m4aCD 1: Track 313.9 MBUnknownView/Open
04 Flood Lines.m4aCD 1: Track 411.53 MBUnknownView/Open
05 Viv's Bum Dance.m4aCD 1: Track 59.49 MBUnknownView/Open
06 The Sacred Cow's Tail.m4aCD 1: Track 616.65 MBUnknownView/Open
07 The Agile Wallaby.m4aCD 1: Track 710.42 MBUnknownView/Open
08 Tongue And Groove.m4aCD 1: Track 813.56 MBUnknownView/Open
01 Mora Blues.m4aCD 2: Track 114.75 MBUnknownView/Open
02 Evidence.m4aCD 2: Track 29.79 MBUnknownView/Open
03 Khanda Blue Suite.m4aCD 2: Track 328.42 MBUnknownView/Open
04 Central Park West.m4aCD 2: Track 49.62 MBUnknownView/Open
05 Ornithology.m4aCD 2: Track 513.45 MBUnknownView/Open
06 The Winding Way.m4aCD 2: Track 617.24 MBUnknownView/Open
07 Ornithology (Live Version).m4aCD 2: Track 713.84 MBUnknownView/Open
01 Bass Etude in A.m4aCD 3: Track 15.08 MBUnknownView/Open
02 Ignominy!.m4aCD 3: Track 215.45 MBUnknownView/Open
03 Peripatetic Palanquin.m4aCD 3: Track 37.72 MBUnknownView/Open
04 There Are Birds.m4aCD 3: Track 412.88 MBUnknownView/Open
05 Old Knives.m4aCD 3: Track 516.69 MBUnknownView/Open
06 Alabaster.m4aCD 3: Track 610.52 MBUnknownView/Open
07 Bat Tricks.m4aCD 3: Track 713.49 MBUnknownView/Open
08 Heptagram.m4aCD 3: Track 810.07 MBUnknownView/Open
09 No Reservations.m4aCD 3: Track 913.7 MBUnknownView/Open
10 Good Luck Everybody.m4aCD 3: Track 1013.51 MBUnknownView/Open
11 Bass Etude in Em.m4aCD 3: Track 113.61 MBUnknownView/Open
01 1062956 Blues.m4aCD 4: Track 151.35 MBUnknownView/Open
02 There Are Birds (Live Version).m4aCD 4: Track 215.04 MBUnknownView/Open
03 No Moon At All.m4aCD 4: Track 314.5 MBUnknownView/Open
04 Evidence (Live Version).m4aCD 4: Track 411.59 MBUnknownView/Open
05 Mora Blues (Live Version).m4aCD 4: Track 517.47 MBUnknownView/Open
06 Good Luck Everybody (Live Version).m4aCD 4: Track 617.21 MBUnknownView/Open

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