World music

Course Information
TitleΜουσικές του κόσμου / World music
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013852

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Mousikṓn Spoudṓn (2017-sīmera)

Registered students: 12
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses635
Music CompositionElective Courses635

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Understanding of the content and epistemological interpretation of terms-parameters such as: world music, fusion, folklore, ethnic etc. Forming of an initial understanding on the diversity of international musical traditions and the specific geographic - historical - cultural parameters. Learning of the basic principles of Indian music as a special example. Encouraging artistic creation based on the stimuli arising from the relevant audiovisual examples.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The "world music" notion under a two-pronged approach: A. The relative modern ethnomusicological thought. Theory and analysis in the light of an epistemological and ontological perspective. Exploration of key theoretical paradigms such as: globalization, periodicity, "authenticity", folklore and ethnic. Cases of applied ethnomusicological studies. B. Specific approach of selected musical cultures using extensive audio material. Detection of special issues in music theory, texture, instrumentation and transcription with emphasis in the Far East area. Special reference to the Indian rag. Structure, classification and empirical approach through listening to audio samples with simultaneous monitoring of relevant musical transcriptions.
World Music
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Computer, audiovisual systems, email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment100.3
Artistic Workshop210.7
Artistic creation301
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Αναστάσιος Χαψούλας, "Ινδική κλασσική μουσική: Ιστορικές, εθνομουσικολογικές διαστάσεις", Καπόλα Παγώνα - εκδόσεις Νήσος, Αθήνα 2014 Τζων Μπλάκινγκ, "Η έκφραση της ανθρώπινης μουσικότητας", Νεφέλη, Αθήνα
Additional bibliography for study
Jeff Todd Titon, Worlds of Music (New York, 1992) Helen Myers, Ethnomusicology an Introduction: The New Grove Handbook in Music (London, 1993) John Blacking, `A commonsense view of all music’ (Cambridge1976) John Blacking, How Musical is Man (1976) Elizabeth May, ed. Music of Many Cultures (1989) Bruno Nettl and Philip V. Bohlman, eds., Comparative Musicology and Anthropology of Music (Chicago, 1988) Bruno Nettl, Theory and Method in Ethnomusicology (N.Y. Free Press, 1964) Bruno Nettl, The Study of Ethnomusicology (University of Illinois, 1983) Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Ethnomusicology, History, Definitions and Scope (N.Y. 1992) Richard Leppert and Susan McClary, Music and Society: The Politics of Composition, Performance and Reception, (Cambridge, 1987) Bruno Nettl -`Ethnomusicology: Discussion and definition of the field' Ethnomusicology vi, 107-14.
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