THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Traditional Music - The Modern Day and Recent Past (P03225)
This course takes the 1950s as its starting point and explores aspects of Scottish traditional music in society under the following headings: 1) traditional music in the community (using a series of case studies), 2) technologies (e.g. use of electric instruments), and 3) organisations (including those involved in teaching and learning). Students will be assigned one piece of key reading each week and a study visit will take place as part of the course. The discipline of ethnomusicology will be emphasised. Field recordings found in the School of Scottish Studies Archives will be complemented by commercial recordings from contemporary musicians.
? Pre-requisites : Admission to MSc (T) Scottish Studies
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 1 hour(s) 50 minutes per week for 11 weeks
All of the following classes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will have:
- gained an enhanced view of aspects of traditional music in society post-1950
- examined case-studies of traditional music in the community, e.g. Shetland weddings, coastal walks in North-East Scotland, and considered related items of repertoire
- obtained a greater awareness of some of the issues connected to traditional music at the modern-day and recent past, e.g. revival, authenticity, transmission, policy
- explored aspects of the discipline of ethnomusicology, particularly as it pertains to fieldwork
- become familiar with a range of relevant scholarship on the themes covered in the semester
- gained confidence in presenting the results of personal study and research in oral and written form.
One essay of approximately 4,000 words to be submitted as set out in the programme handbook.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Christine Lennie
Dr Katherine Campbell
Course Website : http://www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/
School Website : http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/