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Course Description

This course explores a broad and diverse survey of different non Western music cultures, helping students develop listening skills to identify, distinguish and appreciate the elements and richness of each culture's music. The course will cover a rich diversity of styles through informed listening, analysis and discernment of musical elements, form and repertoire. Music of various cultures will be explored, for example: India, China, Japan, the Middle East, Indonesia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish the elements of non-Western music and respective cultures
  • Identify the sounds produced by a variety of instruments considered native to particular cultures
  • Analyze and define the formal terminology of compositions

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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