Dominated by colorful bronze percussion instruments, the Gamelan ensemble features gongs, bronze and wooden xylophones, drums, and vocalists. Other instruments include bowed- and plucked-string instrument and flute. Some of the instruments date back to the 12th century in Java, Indonesia. The main content of the course is the instruction of various levels of difficulty in the playing techniques of different instruments and singing. Previous formal music instruction is not necessary.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (MUSC)(SAST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Chapters of the following books:
Solis, Ted, ed. PERFORMING ETHNOMUSICOLOGY: TEACHING AND REPRESENTATION IN WORLD MUSIC ENSEMBLES. Berkeley: University of California Press 2004.
Brinners, Ben. MUSIC IN CENTRAL JAVA: EXPERIENCING MUSIC, EXPRESSING CULTURE. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008
|Examinations and Assignments: |
There will be reading and listening assignments, a recital at the end of the semester, and a short paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students may not preregister for this course. Interested students should attend the first class for audition and interview. Admission by interview at the first class in World Music Hall.
|Instructor(s): Sumarsam,Prof. Harjito,I. Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: WMH; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 18
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 21||1st Ranked: 4||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 2||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 14|