Music and Instruments of China

Course Number
MLAN-241
Description

This course provides a study of China’s music from ancient times through major dynasties to the present day, including an exploration of Chinese instruments and the Eight Sounds classification system (gold, stone, earth, leather, silk, wood, gourd, and bamboo); demonstrations of selected instruments; music of Buddhism, court and theater music, northern and southern Chinese opera; folk and popular music (mountain songs, story-singing, c-pop, Cantopop, Mandopop); and tuning and notation systems. This class also examines influences on traditional Chinese music from India and throughout Asia, as well as later influences between China and other global cultures.

Credits
2
Prerequisites
None
Required Of
None
Electable By
All
Major Elective for
Composition
Semesters Offered
Fall, even years
Location
Boston
Department
COMP
Course Chair
Richard Carrick
Taught By
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