Music 108 - World Music - Bernardo Feldman
Let me introduce myself, In case you are working with me for the 1st time. I am a composer born and raised in Mexico City. I have also studied piano, violin, percussion and electronic music production both, in Mexico City (at the Conservatorio Nacional de Música) as well as in the U.S. Here, I studied at CalArts (where I received my BFA and MFA) and at UCLA (where I got a Ph.D. in Music Composition. Have written orchestral and vocal music in a variety of styles ranging from rock & Roll to Symphonic pieces and Multimedia installations involving processed and synthetic sounds.
I am here, in this class, with the exciting opportunity for all of us to become the richer by enjoying music from cultures that might be different from our own.
Together, we will learn more about how it has come to be and how this music evolves continuously being as it is, part of the society where it belongs.
This course surveys non-Western cultures through their musical traditions.
What to Expect in this Course
For this course you will need a computer with access to the internet.
Once logged in after entering your personal access code, the program will guide you through the various quizzes, written assignments, discussion boards and exams.
Types of Assessments
We will be viewing and listening to music from many parts of our world. After you've enjoy learning about this music and the people that have created it, the program will guide you through the various quizzes, written assignments, discussion boards and exams for you to reinforce the concepts learned throughout the class.
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
You will need to purchase OnMusic of the World, published by connect4education.com which contains the access code and all courses materials. You can do so online or through the Barnes & Noble bookstore at College of the Canyons at a cost of about $99.95
Other Relevant Course Information
As an alternative to doing the course online, you have a choice to complete the three essays listed right below. Each essay has to be no less than 2000 words and it is worth 33% of your grade.
- Ethnomusicologists seek to relate musical patterns of a culture to economic and social patterns of that culture. From at least three of the following cultures and/or styles of music discuss the arguments made for the relationship:
Central Asia and the Caucasus
American Popular Music
2. Describe examples of how specific historical events have led to specific identifiable changes (especially ones that you can hear) in musical practices in a culture or musical styles from at least three of the cultures and/or musical styles listed right below.
Central Asia and the Caucasus
American Popular Music Country Music
3. Discuss two different ways of organizing rhythm and musical time from two cultures covered mentioned above, one of those cultures being Javanese gamelan. Be sure to describe the layering of melodic elaboration and rhythmic subdivision in Javanese gamelan.
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- CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password
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Last updated: 10/07/2021 Sub#: 780