Improvisation in Iranian and Indian music

  title={Improvisation in Iranian and Indian music},
  author={Laudan Nooshin and Richard Widdess},
By “improvisation”, a term now much debated within Western musicology and ethnomusicology, we refer to those aspects of a musical performance that are generated by the performer. Even the performance of a pre-composed musical work, fully notated by the composer, will usually include elements that are not pre-determined, such as nuances, ornamentation or variations added by the performer in the course of performance, and today most musicologists recognize such elements as “improvisation… CONTINUE READING


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