Undergraduate Course: Traditional Music - The Modern Day and Recent Past (SCET10022)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Visiting students must have a background within the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate familiarity with case-studies of traditional music in the community, e.g. coastal walks in North-East Scotland, and considered related items of repertoire;
- show awareness of some of the issues connected to traditional music at the modern-day and recent past, e.g. revival, authenticity, transmission, policy;
- demonstrate familiarity with various aspects of the discipline of ethnomusicology, particularly as it pertains to fieldwork;
- demonstrate familiarity with a range of relevant scholarship on the themes covered in the course;
- show competence in transferable skills, e.g. critical evaluation of source material, independent reading, coherent and clearly structured writing, oral presentation, group discussion, time management.
|Course organiser||Dr Lori Watson
Tel: (0131 6)50 8415
|Course secretary||Ms Anne Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167