World Music (MUS 250) presents some sound cultures from around the world, and seeks connections between music and culture.
Africa components of a sound culture outline
RESERVE CD 1 includes African examples Africa, Arab, Persian, Spanish, Cuban CD Listening Guide
AFROPOP Listening Guide examples & information includes link to Thomas Turino interview.
ARAB, PERSIAN, TURKISH, ISRAELI
Arab, Persian, Turkish sound culture components outline
to be added.
JAPAN CD Listening guide
track listings and comments for music examples used in class
A simple chart that explains all of European cultural history, 1800-1955 (small PowerPoint file)
Examples of student essays:
Concert Reviews - instructions
Various Bay Area Flamenco events: http://www.sfflamenco.com/pages/nightlife.html
The San Francisco-based group Melody of China lists its performances on this calendar.
Elements of music (pitch, rhythm, meter, timbre, etc. . . all in the textbook, but here is a condensed presentation of this basic info)
Components of a sound culture (generic outline)
These outlines, found under each subject region, are methodically suspect in terms of proper ethnomusicological approaches, in that they apply a single cookie-cutter format to diverse societies. For example, the first entry in the outline is about pitch, something that reveals a Euro-centric frame of mind. These sins being now confessed, please consult these outlines as a way of organizing the diverse facts of music and society as presented in class.
Perspectives on ethnomusicology: Steven Feld & the Kaluli Felds questions
Interesting supplemental websites:
rev. Aug 2010
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