Numeric notation in the SV and related works.
srini at engin.umich.edu
Wed Dec 4 17:04:09 UTC 1996
Anshuman Pandey wrote:
I would like to know what these numbers represent and what they
are used for. I've considered looking at Wayne Howard's work on the
notation of the Jaiminiiyas, but thought that as the chaandogya is of
the Kauthuma shaakhaa, Howard's work might not be of much help.
Perhaps such assumptions are not to be made, eh?
Yes. Wayne Howard's work/books are absolutely essential for
the various perspectives they offer on the different Kauthuma
notations and the Jaiminiya notation. His "Samavedic chant"
has detailed discussions on what the numerals represent...
are they simply pitches, with 1 representing the highest...
or do the numerals broadly represent motifs... and so on.
Any suggestions as to any sources or treatises I could turn to,
preferrably with English interpretation, to allow me further
insight on this topic?
You could also look at his "Matralaksanam" (Motilal Banarsidass
Publishers, 1988) for more details on Samavedic chant.
G.H.Tarlekar's "The Saman chants : a review of research" (Bombay:
Indian Musicological Society, 1985), as the title suggests provides
abstracts followed by the author's comments on various Samavedic
studies over the past 150 years.
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