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ERIC Number: EJ1020098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Three Local "Arirang" Songs as Models for Teaching Korean Music in the Classroom
Park, Young Joo
Music Educators Journal, v100 n2 p45-51 Dec 2013
This article provides guidance for music teachers who want to introduce Korean folk music to their students. It introduces "Arirang"--both a specific folk song and a category--and describes three different versions: the "Miryang Arirang," the "Jindo Arirang," and the "Gyeonggi Arirang." The "Arirang" tune appears in many social contexts that can be shared with students; these examples show how well known the form has become worldwide. In addition, "Arirang" songs have rhythms and lyrics that lend themselves to being taught through a rich variety of listening and performing activities; they can also provide opportunities for student composition and improvisation. The article includes suggestions for presenting "Arirang" in the music classroom.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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