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World Music

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The objective of the course is to stimulate you to become a cultural explorer in your own community by discovering music traditions outside the normal day-to-day music heard on mass media. In the event that your community is small with minimum diversity then you are encouraged to explore your own cultural family heritage.
Each module will build the your listening skills using the basic musical elements of Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Texture and Dynamics progressively. This is to aid you in listening and analysing the cultural musics used in the course. Each module includes basic musical, cultural and ethnomusicological concepts.

What will I learn?
  • Develop an understanding of musical concepts
  • Learn about how four different tradition express cultural music
  • Apply techniques for gathering and documenting World Music performances
  • Define what World Music represents and how to find and access world music communities in your local environment
  • Develop an appreciation of different musical traditions and how they create cultural identity.
Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Film-making and animation production
  • Music and performance management
  • Conferences and events production management
  • Music and theatrical performances and venues
  • Training and educational technology



Taught by

Dr David Salisbury


2.6 rating, based on 5 Class Central reviews

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  • Henry Alvarado
    Excellent instructor, well driven course and very interesting material!. All music lovers should take this course. I'm really enjoying it.
  • Susan Vaughn
    The course focuses on world music but (perhaps for copyright reasons) doesn't feature any music. Its lessons are theoretical and its tests often include questions about information not covered.
  • Melody Cornell
  • Erik Schwind

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