Course description

This course explores the breadth of music in Asia. We will sample a number of traditional musics from throughout the continent through a systematic introduction to fundamental musical elements. This will include some introductory exercises in music making. Then, focusing on East Asia, we will examine the full range of music found within and coming out of contemporary China, Japan, and Korea, including adaptations of Western musics and the latest popular styles, though a combination of critical reading and listening, individual research, written assignments, and discussion. The course thus approaches music both as it is practiced, and as a lens for examining the myriad social and cultural forces that shape it, and that are shaped by it.

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