Musics of the World



UPDATED:  4/30/2015


Have a Great Summer

For Wednesday, April 29:


For Monday, April 20:

Review Taiko Readings below & Video:

Begin rote learning of Yatai --- to be performed in class on 4/27

For Wednesday, April 22:          JAPAN LISTENING QUIZ

Japan Test:   The listening portion will include the following tracks from the Japan CD (CD3):
                         -tracks 1,2,3,7,9, and 10 . You should be able to ID these by the following criteria:

                           Track 1:  Koto
                           Track 2:  Shakuhachi
                           Track 3:  Shamisen
                           Track  7:  Nagauta
                           Track 9:  Nagauta
                           Track 10:  Matsuri Bayashi


For Monday, April 13:

Nagauta:   Read  J 20-J-25   
(Listening:  CD3:  Tracks 6,7,9)

For Wednesday, April 15:

Practice Transcription (first page)  Exercise is due---as described in class last week.  ----- ALL

For Monday, April 6 :

Begin Japan Unit

Reading:  Text: J3-19

Listening:  CD3:  Tracks 1-4

Japanese Pronunciation Guide ---- PRACTICE !!!

For Wednesday, April 8 :

Internet articles:  wabi-sabi

Japanese Aesthetics PowerPoint  

For Monday, March 30 :

Review for India Test (April 1)

India--from text, Internet Readings, & Rag Maru-Bihag Assignment

The Internet articles are just to enhance general knowledge.  I am not looking for you to memorize terms
not also included in the text... just general guidelines and basic information.

--Listening portion will consist of two excerpts taken from the
      Maru Bihag assignment:  Three listenings for each excerpt.  This is exactly the same piece as on your CD

-- Terminology is a big part of this test.  Make sure you know the terms covered
       in the text!  (this will be done in a matching format) Page I-14 & any terms for my book that are bolded

-overall format will be short answer, fill-in, true-false---etc.  with at least one
        essay question---i.e. discuss the role of improvisation in Indian Rags,
        elaborate the hand and finger counting system, explain "interlocking rhythms"
        in terms of Indonesian music and culture----- or even a "biggie" such as:
        define the basic elements of traditional Indian Ragas and explain how they
        interact in a musical performance.
--Make sure you understand the notation for Indian scales (p. I-16)

For Wednesday, April 1:

India Test

Maru Bihag Grid  (answer sheet) is HERE.

For Monday, March 23 :

Read:  Text:  I-8-13


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For Monday, March 25:

-Practice Tintaal and Jhaptaal using CD2, Tracks 5&6---you need to get "good" at this


we will begin working on the "Rag Maru Bihag" assignment.... instructions will be given

Listening:  CD2-tracks 7-10 & 5-6

For Monday, March 16:

Watch:  Kechak Dance

   Review:   Intro to Indian Music:  An Appreciation of Indian Music

For Wednesday, March 18

Read:  Text--- Pages I-1 - I-8

Listening:  CD2--tracks 1-4 (practice singing the various scale types using Indian

    Swaras (solfege syllables)---see page I-5

For Monday, March 2 :

Read:  Ramayana Summary