World Music Materials and Concepts for the Contemporary Musician

HR-361
Credits: 
2
Course chair: 
Joe Mulholland
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Required of: 
None
Electable by: 
All
Prerequisites: 
HR-212
Department: 
HARM
Location: 
Boston Campus

An introduction to the musical elements of several non-Western musical systems will provide alternative approaches to contemporary composition and improvisation. Topics explored will include melody, mode, improvisation, form, rhythmic organization, and preferences of timbre in the music of India, Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Japan. Contemporary world beat styles from these regions will be discussed in relation to underlying traditional genres.