Musical practice and didactics of Greek folk music I

Course Information
TitleΜουσική πράξη και διδακτική της Ελληνικής δημοτικής μουσικής Ι / Musical practice and didactics of Greek folk music I
FacultyFine Arts
SchoolMusic Studies
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID600013849

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

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Musicology / Music EducationElective Courses535
Music CompositionElective Courses535

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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 is supplimentary to the "Introduction to Greek folk music". The knowledge of the theoretical and historical part of the Greek folk music will provide the ground for the creation of musical ensembles. Contents: - Practice and techniques of the Greek folk song. - Characteristic elements of the folk song, field work and study of archives, aiming at the finding of the authentic Greek folk song. - Ways of learning, according to the oral tradition. - Exercises of combining the poetical text with the music and the movement. - The necessity of the music educational process for the continuation of the folk music tradition. - Methods for the didactics of Greek folk music and their application to the educational process. Works for the student assessment: The students will look for authentic songs (in archives and through field work), they will create music ensembles, they will learn and teach, respectively, in class some folk songs and they have to explain the musical concepts which they intend to use in their didactic approach (characteristic modes, melodic models, specific rhythms, dynamics, timbres, elements of primitive polyphony a.o.). Finally, the whole work will be presented in a musical event at the institute or other places (Cultural centres or State primary and secondary schools).
Field work, performance practive, didactics of Greek folk music, ensembles of Greek folk music, production of CD, DVD and cultural events
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 and the quality & quantity of the collected material, 2. the writing of an essay and the preparation of a paradigmatic lesson, 3. active participation in the ensembles of Greek folk music during the term, 4. quality of the artistic and didactic work of the musical ensemble created with the participation of the student during the term.
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)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σηφάκης, Ζητήματα ποιητικής φιλολογίας και λαογραφίας (Κίχλη, 2016) Peter Brook, O άδειος χώρος (ΚΟΑΝ, 2016)
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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