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MUS3910

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Graeme Smith

Synopsis

This unit will introduce students to a sample of music genres from Africa which demonstrate underlying social and musical principles of African music. A series of performance sessions in African drum ensembles will present principles of polyrhythmic structures in selected genres.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have:

  1. A practical knowledge of a variety of performance issues in the musical traditions of sub-Saharan Africa
  2. A knowledge of the history, musical styles and socio-cultural function of different African genres
  3. A knowledge of the formation of modern African popular music genres and their musical, social and political foundation.

Assessment

Written (2500 words): 70%
Exam (2 hours): 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Graeme Smith

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 2 hour lecture) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Music

Prohibitions

MUS2910