World Music - Fall 2018
(MHS351-1 FA2018)

World Music is a non-technical introduction to musicology. It is an exploration of the musical traditions of indigenous peoples from around the world. Selected cultures will be studied which serve as an overview of the world's musical traditions. Students will be required to do extensive listening, will write about music and familiarize themselves with the broad outlines of the history and geography of the area. They will also have the opportunity to play several of the musics studied under the guidance of experts of that specific culture. At the conclusion of the course, students will have a clear idea of the geography, culture and musical traditions of the regions studied; develop a familiarity with the indigenous instruments, musical functions and origins of the various ethnic groups, and understand the relationships between concert, folk and popular musics.