World Music (MUS 250) presents some sound cultures from around the world, and seeks connections between music and culture.
Syllabus for SKYLINE COLLEGE
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.
QUESTION SET #1 ON
ARAB, PERSIAN, TURKISH, ISRAELI [Part 3 in Alves textbook]
Arab, Persian, Turkish sound culture components outline
See question set for
QUESTION SET. The Ravi Shankar CD is on reserve in the
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)
Europe Question Set (.doc file)
Examples of student essays:
FINAL EXAM FALL 2007 (.doc format)
ALVES Music of The Peoples of The World TEXTBOOK WEBSITE. I recommend that students download, install and use the Listening Guides. For music readers, there are transcriptions of some of the examples available on the website.
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 – Feld’s questions
Interesting supplemental websites:
rev. Aug 2007