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ERIC Number: EJ1159909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2167-8669
Internationalizing the Music Course: MUSC 2022 Ear Training and Sight Singing through an International Lens
Noda, Mimi
International Research and Review, v6 n2 p51-63 Spr 2017
This paper reports on the process by which the curriculum for the 16-week, one semester course, MUSC 2022, Ear Training and Sight Singing, was internationalized. Since the world is increasingly becoming a global village, I wanted students to expand their awareness of other countries, along with the music and history of those countries, through their musical skills and knowledge in this new course that I created. The purpose of internationalizing this course is that students will appreciate music from a global perspective by comparing and contrasting rhythms, scales, and melodies from other countries. I used the Nigerian, Ghanaian, and Japanese national anthems; Brazilian dance rhythms; and Japanese pentatonic scales to illustrate to students the differences in the sound of music and specific rhythms, but also to introduce each country's traditions, culture, and history. Preparation for this course involved research on the Internet to select appropriate anthems and dance rhythms, transposing anthems into a singable lower key, and avoiding duplication of the similar courses, Ethnic Music or World Music.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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