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This course introduces selected musical traditions from around the world, featuring case studies from Africa, the Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Oceania, Latin America, or North America. Students will be introduced to the discipline of ethnomusicology, which explores the relationship between cultural context and various forms of human musical expression including as a meaningful aspect of daily life. Students will also learn to identify the basic elements of music, such as melody, rhythm, harmony, timbre, texture, and form, as found in various musical cultures, will learn the variety of uses and functions attributed to music and gain a glimpse into the musicians’ perspectives.
Streaming access to a very large collection of music, including world music. For best results, use Advanced Search. The Genre and Country searches may be especially useful, but any of the others, e.g. Artist, Performing Group, and Instrument, may be useful at some point, as well.
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