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Beginning Taiko I - Japanese Drumming
MUSC 424
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.
Crosslisting: EAST 424

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of TAIKO, the Japanese style of drumming. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of KUMIDAIKO (ensemble drumming). Students will study the basic form and technique for this style of drumming as well as the philosophies behind it and the cultural context (focusing on diasporic contexts, especially Asian America), via course readings, audiovisual materials, and the students' experience of the technique in an eight-page journal to be turned in immediately after the final recital at the end of the semester. The course is highly hands-on; students will undergo physical training and should expect a workout at every class.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy
Students will learn Japanese/Asian American cultural expressions through hands on experience with taiko drumming.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA MUSC
Course Format: PerformanceGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Music)(MUSC)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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