Traditional Music of North America (MHI2135.01)

John Kirk
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This course explores music from early native music through contemporary singer-songwriters. Some of the traditions we draw from include African, Native American, Quebecois, Appalachian, Irish and Scottish, British Isle traditions, Cajun, Blues, Gospel, and Conjunto music. Instrumental, dance, and ballad traditions are explored. Students must bring a guitar, banjo, mandolin, or fiddle (or other social instrument) to class for purposes of furthering personal music making through traditional forms. We will practice and perform as a group, improving our reading and aural skills. Other instruments are possible, but the students must discuss this with the instructor.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2
T 10:10am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
This course is categorized as 2000, All courses, History, John Kirk, Tuesday and/or Friday Mornings, Two Credit, and tagged , , , .