Intoduction to Greek folk music

Course Information
TitleΕισαγωγή στην ελληνική δημοτική μουσική / Intoduction to Greek folk music
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013839

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

Registered students: 126
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationCompulsory Course114
Music CompositionCompulsory Course114

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodWinter
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)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
With the successful attendance of this course, the students will be able to perform the following things: 1. to conduct field work, 2. to write the text and to transcribe the melody of Greek folk songs both in Western and Byzantine notation, 3. to edit a CD, 4. to make the edition of Greek folk music, with educational and/or musicological-scientific profile, 5. to teach Greek folk music in the primary and secondary school.
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 comprises the following units: 1. strategies of conducting field work, 2. presentation of the main bibliography of the field (in Greek and in other languages), as well as of the most important archives and collections of Greek folk music in Greece, 3. techniques of transcribing Greek folk songs into Western and Byzantine notations, 4. issues concerning the theory, history and geography of the Greek folk music. Archiving and classification of Greek folk songs, 5. organology and playing techniques of Greek traditional instruments, as well as acquaintance with important collections of traditional musical instruments, 6. elements of analysis (metrical, musical-poetical and modal) of Greek folk music,
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Audio
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
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
Course Organization
Laboratory Work70.2
Reading Assigment301
Written assigments301
Student Assessment
The student's assessment is based on the following elements: 1. Study of the course material and the additional bibliography, 2. quality of the fieldwork, 3. written paper, 4. participation in the classes, 5. written examination.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Φοίβος Ανωγειανάκης, Ελληνικά λαϊκά μουσικά όργανα, β΄ έκδ. (Αθήνα: Μέλισσα, 1991). 2. Βάλτερ Πούχνερ,Μελέτες για το ελληνικό δημοτικό τραγούδι (Αθήνα: Αρμός, 2013).
Additional bibliography for study
1. Samuel Baud-Body, Δοκίμιο για το ελληνικό δημοτικό τραγούδι (Ναύπλιο: Πελοποννησιακό Λαογραφικό Ιδρυμα, 1984). 2. Κοκκάλας, Σταύρος Γ.,Καϊμάκης, Ιωάννης Β., Τσιάνης, Σωτήριος Ι., Πολυμέρου-Καμηλάκη, Αικατερίνη, Δημοτικά τραγούδια από το Βαλτέτσι Αρκαδίας = Folk songs from Valtetsi, Arcadia, Δημοσιεύματα του Κέντρου Ερεύνης της Ελληνικής Λαογραφίας, αρ.4 (Αθήνα : Ακαδημία Αθηνών. Κέντρον Ερεύνης της Ελληνικής Λαογραφίας, 2010). 3. Γεώργιος Σπυριδάκης και Σπυρίδων Περιστέρης, Ελληνικά δημοτικά τραγούδια, τ. Γ΄ (Μουσική εκλογή). Ακαδημία Αθηνών, Δημοσιεύσεις του Κέντρου Ερεύνης Ελληνικής Λαογραφίας, αρ. 10 (Αθήνα, 1968).
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