Greek musical instruments. Practise and maufacturing applications

Course Information
TitleΤα μουσικά όργανα του Ελλαδικού χώρου: Μουσική πράξη και κατασκευαστικές εφαρμογές / Greek musical instruments. Practise and maufacturing applications
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600013848

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

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses635
Music CompositionElective Courses635

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • 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)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By attending succesfully this course, the student will be able 1. to conduct field work in order to find, record and film authentic music renditions, in different regions of Greece, 2. to structure and to prepare a paradigmatic lesson concerning Greek folk music in school, 3. to create and conduct an ensemble of traditional music, 4. to produce a CD or DVD with recordings-film with authentic older and newer performers,together with the relevant musicological commentary, 5. to produce a musical-educational program for broadcasting, television or other cultural events.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
This course covers the following themes: Nomenclature of the musical instruments in the Greek cultural space, geographical zones of dissemination, description and manufacture, tuning and ambitus, playing techniques, traditional ensembles, traditional methods of teaching, practical ways of musical notation, musical examples, bibliography. Educational actions: visit to laboratories of manufacturing traditional musical instruments (ud, lute, santuri, bag-pipe a.o.). Student assessment: Based on the study of the themes mentioned above, students can chose for their written work a traditional instrument, they can manufacture or assist the manufacturing of the chosen instrument, learn to play it and present their progress during the term.
Traditional Greek music instruments, instrument manufacturing, field work, performance practice, ensembles of Greek folk music
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
  • music instruments
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Technology is used always in the teaching and learning process of Greek folk music, e.g. by using powerpoints, e-mail, recordings, video a.o.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment70.2
Artistic Workshop130.4
Written assigments40.1
Artistic creation80.3
Other / Others451.5
Student Assessment
The student assessment is based on the following: 1. Field work, 2. the writing of an essay, 3. participation in all the activities of the course and progress in the learning of the chosen musical instrument during the term, 4. quality of the manufactured musical instrument, 5. participation and quality of the performance in the final presentation of the course.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Σημειώσεις του διδάσκοντος. I. Καϊμάκης, Στ. Κοκκάλας, Σ. Τσιάνης, Αι. Πολυμέρου-Καμηλάκη, Δημοτικά τραγούδια από το Βαλτέτσι της Αρκαδίας, Κέντρον Ερεύνης της Ελληνικής Λαογραφίας της Ακαδημίας Αθηνών, 2 vols., and set with 12 CDs and 1 DVD (Αthens, 2010). Samuel Baud-Bovy, Δοκίμιο για το ελληνικό δημοτικό τραγούδι, Πελοποννησιακό Λαογραφικό Ίδρυμα, Ναύπλιο 1984. Φοίβος Ανωγειανάκης, Ἑλληνικὰ λαϊκὰ μουσικὰ ὄργανα, β΄ έκδ., Αθήνα: Μέλισσα, 1991. Γιάννης Πραντσίδης, Ο χορός στην ελληνική παράδοση και η διδασκαλία του, Εκδοτική Αιγινίου 2004. Μέλπω Μερλιέ, Τραγούδια της Ρούμελης, 1931. Μέλπω Μερλιέ, Μουσική παράδοση στην Ελλάδα, δοκίμιο, 1935 (επίσης Μουσική Λαογραφία).
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