PIE Music recon
- I have been pondering on this reconstruction for a few weeks now. Listening to as many sound clips as I can find on the net and from my own personal collection.....what have I come up with? Not a helluva lot :-)
I do believe their may be a connection between ancient Greek music and Ancient Northern Indian music...the examples of reconstructed Homeric singing are very interesting as well. if you have not heard them yet, I have made a folder in the links section of this group dedicated to some of the places I have gone for info on ancient music:
Check out the link to the Homeric singing and also the Greek music on papyrus.
Let me annoy you with my sig file
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- Ken Pfrenger wrote:
>I do believe their may be a connection between ancient Greek music andAs I think I've said before, my explorations of traditional music from all
>Ancient >Northern Indian music...the examples of reconstructed Homeric
>singing are very >interesting as well. if you have not heard them yet, I
>have made a folder in the links >section of this group dedicated to some of
>the places I have gone for info on >ancient music:
>Check out the link to the Homeric singing and also the Greek music on
parts of Europe and Asia seem to show rather transparent connections between
all of the musical traditions, not only within the IE family, but with the
interspersed and neighboring peoples as well.
Cementing this impression has been my intense concentration on listening to
Breton music this past week - unfortunately all on tape, so I don't have any
links to share. This music, all within a recognizable ethnic tradition, has
a very rich and vital spirit, with a great variety of styles. Within this
tradition, there is particularly noticeable the to-be-expected close
similarity to other Celtic musics, but also with other IE traditions,
including Indian. There is also some very striking similarity (only, to my
ear, better in the Breton style) to much that is in the rural North American
traditional folk music traditions (which for the most part are a fusion of
the rather similar English and Celtic musical traditions).
Anyway, it is important to listen to as many traditions of music as
possible, as much as possible. This way, we can absorb the characteristics
of each tradition, and increase our ability to recognize the similarities
with other related traditions. I say this especially because this period of
concentration on the Breton music comes after an interval in which I had
listened to a lot of other styles, but not the Breton... and coming back to
it now, I have a much better recognition and appreciation of the
similarities it has to the others than I did earlier.
Cell phone �switch� rules are taking effect � find out more here.