EDF3124 - Introduction to world music
6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Education
Leader(s): Mr G Hurworth
Peninsula First semester 2009 (Day)
This unit introduces students to a study of music in culture through selected cases studies which may be drawn from: Africa; Europe; Japan; China; Indonesia; and India. Topics emphasised will include musical change and transmission; universals in music; musical instruments; and ethno-musicological methods. Students will make a detailed study of selected recordings and videos, with emphasis on an understanding of the cultural context of the performance.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to: demonstrate familiarity with the main forms, styles and repertoire of selected musical cultures; demonstrate familiarity with aspects of the social structure, history and cultural practices of the selected areas; show an understanding of the ways in which a musical tradition is formed, preserved and changed within a culture; distinguish aurally the different styles of music studied; demonstrate an understanding of form, style and function in the musics studied through participation in practical creative and recreative exercises; and demonstrate an understanding of some of the methods used in ethnomusicology by applying them to a familiar aspect of music performance in their own culture.
Written assignment (2,400 words): 60%
Class test (1,600 words equivalent): 40%
2 hours per week