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CS92PROD
Korean Drumming and Creative Music
MUSC 413
Spring 2019
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 413

This course is an experiential, hands-on percussion ensemble with the predominant instrument in Korean music, the two-headed janggo drum. Students will learn to play a range of percussion instruments including janggo, barrel drum (buk), hand gong (kwenggari), and suspended gong (jing).

Through the janggo, drumming students gain first-hand experience with the role music plays in meditation and the benefits it offers to develop a calm, focused group experience. In the end they integrate their focused mind, physical body energy, and breathing through a stream of repetitive rhythmic cycles.

If there is an opportunity during the semester, the students will be introduced to traditional folk and court styles as well as creative collaborations with a dancer(s) or musicians from other cultures. The ensemble plays pieces derived from tradition and new ideas, and creates new works exploring imaginative sounds on their instruments. The ensemble will experience a deep respect for the diverse cultural backgrounds of the students developed from the efforts of teamwork and creating music together through Korean drumming. The semester will end with a live performance for the public.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: PerformanceGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Music)(MUSC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUL-15-2019
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