Subject

World Music (WMUS)

by Dr. David Salisbury
Overall course rating 81%
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Discover a world of music exploring your community or family to learn how music represents cultural identity.

Course started on:

11/08/2014

Course ends on:

09/09/2014

4,705 students have taken this course

12,755 videos have been watched

1,587 classroom posts

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What's it about?

The objective of the course is to stimulate you to become a cultural explorer in your own community by discovering music traditions outside the normal day-to-day music heard on mass media. In the event that your community is small with minimum diversity then you are encouraged to explore your own cultural family heritage.

The objective of the course is to stimulate you to become a cultural explorer in your own community by discovering music traditions outside the normal day-to-day music heard on mass media. In the event that your community is small with minimum diversity then you are encouraged to explore your own cultural family heritage.
Each module will build the your listening skills using the basic musical elements of Rhythm, Melody, Harmony, Texture and Dynamics progressively. This is to aid you in listening and analysing the cultural musics used in the course. Each module includes basic musical, cultural and ethnomusicological concepts.

What's involved?

Module 1Rhythm in Motion
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment11 Aug - 17 Aug
Module 2Hear the Melody
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment18 Aug - 24 Aug
Module 3Come Together in Harmony
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment25 Aug - 31 Aug
Module 4Blending the Drama
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment1 Sep - 7 Sep

What will I learn?

  • Develop an understanding of musical concepts
  • Learn about how four different tradition express cultural music
  • Apply techniques for gathering and documenting World Music performances
  • Define what World Music represents and how to find and access world music communities in your local environment
  • Develop an appreciation of different musical traditions and how they create cultural identity

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments. The total video time for this course is approximately 4 hours 12 minutes.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Where to from here?

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Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Film-making and animation production
  • Music and performance management
  • Conferences and events production management
  • Music and theatrical performances and venues
  • Training and educational technology

Who's the instructor?

  • Dr. David Salisbury

    David currently lectures in music and digital sound at James Cook University School of Creative Arts (SoCA).David’s doctoral study was on the talempong musical tradition of West Sumatra. He was a contributing author to the 1999 publication Walk In Splendor Part I (Ceremonies And Their Traditional Music And Drama)", for the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

    David currently lectures in music and digital sound at James Cook University School of Creative Arts (SoCA). David’s doctoral study was on the talempong musical tradition of West Sumatra. He was a contributing author to the 1999 publication Walk In Splendor Part I (Ceremonies And Their Traditional Music And Drama)", for the Fowler Museum at UCLA.

    His research interests include North Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait performers of contemporary and traditional music. His book Tali nan Bapilin Tigo (three strings entwined): A study of the Minangkabau Talempong tradition in West Sumatra, Indonesia was published in 2009.

387 students are taking this course