The guru recontextualised? Perspectives on learning North Indian classical music in shifting environments for professional training

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Title The guru recontextualised? Perspectives on learning North Indian classical music in shifting environments for professional training
Author Schippers, Huib
Journal Name Asian Music
Editor S. Slavek
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Austin, TX
Publisher University of Texas Press
Abstract In the literature on Indian music and 'world music education,' the time-honoured system of guru-śisya-paramparā is often quoted as the perfect example of a close relationship between master and pupil to perpetuate a predominantly oral musical tradition. There is some justification for this: North Indian classical music has been successfully passed down as an oral tradition through guru-śisya-paramparā for many centuries, and has remained a vibrant and living tradition to this day. However, with drastic changes in economic and social conditions in India (e.g. Jain, 2005), the spread and increased uptake of Indian classical music in the West for over half a century (Farrell, 1997), and emerging critical voices amongst contemporary Indian students, new conditions and contexts have arisen that challenge a system essentially based on a court patronage environment.
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Publisher URI http://www.skidmore.edu/academics/asianmusic/contindex/v38n1.htm
Alternative URI http://www.utexas.edu/utpress/journals/jam.html
Copyright Statement Copyright 2007 University of Texas Press. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 38
Issue Number 1
Edition Winter/Spring
Page from 123
Page to 138
ISSN 0044-9202
Date Accessioned 2008-03-04
Language en_AU
Research Centre Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre
Faculty Queensland Conservatorium
Subject Music
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/18936
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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