Introduction to World Music

 Photo of drummer leading a student drum ensemble.

Senegalese drumming is one of the traditions featured in this course. This photo shows a rehearsal of Rambax MIT, MIT's Senegalese drumming ensemble. (Photo by Sina Mohammadi, courtesy of MIT Music and Theater Arts. Used with permission.)

Instructor(s)

MIT Course Number

21M.030

As Taught In

Spring 2013

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course is an introduction to diverse musical traditions of the world. Music from a wide range of geographical areas is studied in terms of structure, performance practice, social use, aesthetics, and cross-cultural contact. Course work includes hands-on music making, live demonstrations by guest artists, and ethnographic research projects.

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Tang, Patricia. 21M.030 Introduction to World Music, Spring 2013. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/music-and-theater-arts/21m-030-introduction-to-world-music-spring-2013 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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