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Beginning Taiko II - Japanese Drumming
MUSC 426
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: EAST 430

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Japanese TAIKO drumming with an emphasis on improvisation, playing in an ensemble, and listening skills. Students will study various basic traditional and contemporary styles of drumming through rigorous physical practice, culminating in a final performance at the end of the semester. Students will also explore the history of Japanese traditional music as well as issues of gender, ethnicity, and nationality found among practitioners of the art via course readings and audiovisual materials.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy
Students will learn Japanese/Asian American cultural expressions through hands-on experience with taiko drumming.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: PerformanceGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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