- Improvisation, change, works and ragas
- Dutch Journal of Music Theory
- Volume | Issue number
- 13 | 1
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Humanities (FGw)
- Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA)
Studying change in music poses considerable challenges. Especially with respect to music that is not, or only partly, written, and improvised music in which the line between ‘fixed’ and ‘free’ is extremely fine. Where does internal variability turn into a breach with the established tradition? This question not only concerns non-western music (my example is from India), but also many forms of western music. Even music that we know through scores may not be as static as many people think.
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