Korean Drumming and Creative Music|
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.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS-Music)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examination and Assignments: |
Students must commit to attending the two-hours of weekly class meetings and one-hour weekly sectional rehearsals with the TA. In addition, out-of-class academic work is expected. Students are required to review the audio files and music notations that are provided by the instructor every week as they learn new materials. Video clips of various Korean drumming ensembles will be viewed together in class and the students will write about their observations and questions. Students will write about their own drumming experiences once every month. Public ensemble performances are also required.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Everybody is welcome. There is no requirement for prior experience of drumming. Auditions are held during the first class with the instructor.
In addition to the weekly class, a 1-hour TA session is required each week.
Permission of instructor is granted during drop/add after auditions take place.
|Instructor(s): Kim,Jin Hi Times: ...W... 01:20PM-03:20PM; Location: WMH; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 19
|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.|