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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MUS 123 World Music Skills Class

3 Credit(s) CEA WC
This course teaches basic skills in the performance of varied musical traditions from Asia and Africa. Particular emphasis will be placed on the tabla drum from India, the mbira dza Vadzimu from Zimbabwe, and instruments of the Javanese gamelan orchestra. The course emphasizes both instrumental and vocal skills of non-Western traditions and students will learn primarily through the oral tradition. The course is intended for students who have no previous experience and wish to develop fundamental skills in world music instruments prior to enrolling in performance ensembles and/or applied lessons. Attendance at performances outside of class may be required. Open to all students. Satisfies a skills elective in the music minor. May be repeated for credit with permission of the Department Chairperson.