Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples

Project description
MUS 327 Discussion 2,3,4
Required Text: Jeff Todd Titon et al. Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples, Shorter Version/3rd Edition. Belmont, Ca.: Schirmer, 2009, ISBN: 978-0=495-57010-3 (includes 3 audio CDs).

Discussion 2:
Listen to Shizhane’e’, CD 1:8, textbook pp. 51-52. The A and B sections repeat after the C section, producing what Gary Witherspoon calls “dynamic symmetry” (p. 51).

A. Obviously the Navajo are concerned with form and shape in their art. How does this symmetrical form support the meaning of the text? (250 words)
B. Are there examples of this in Western popular music? (250 words)

Discussion 3:
The excerpt from “Sarasiruha”, CD 2:3, textbook pp. 201-207, gives a condensed idea of a typical performance.
A. After listening (patiently!) to this beautiful music, how does it (or maybe a part of it) closely reflect the meaning of the text on page 206? (250 words)
B. Do you know of any music in American culture that celebrates learning? (250 words)

Discussion 4:
The brief excerpt from a performance of “Shaghal” on CD 3:8, textbook pp. 319-326 was recorded at a university in the United States.

A. In what ways does the audience react as they might in a concert of Western music? (250 words)
B. How can we describe the overall form of this performance? (250 words)

MT Questions
A. In what ways is a goralski dance similar to or different from the Iroquois dance “Gadasjot”? (250 words)
B. List briefly and define three aspects of musical style: rhythm, melody, and timbre. How can these three aspects occur simultaneously in music? (250 words)
F Questions
Listening Selections:
?CD 2:2 Devi Niye Tunai
?CD 2:3 Sarasiruha
?CD 2:15 Yangguan san die
?CD 2:18 Weidao
?CD 3:3 Muyu muyari warmigu
?CD 3:4 Ilum?n tiyu
?CD 3:7 Az?car de ca?a
?CD 3:13 Lamma Ya Albi
?CD 3:14 In Nin’alu

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?1. Compare the social use of beiguan music in Taiwan to the social use of sanjuanes in Ecuador. In your opinion which is more important to the culture of its people? (250 words)
?3. How does the rhythm of the sanjuan tradition compare with that of Chinese Jiangnan sizhu? Cite relevant examples. (250 words)