|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of Japanese TAIKO drumming with an emphasis on improvisation, playing in an ensemble, and listening skills. Students will study various basic traditional and contemporary styles of drumming through rigorous physical practice, culminating in a final performance at the end of the semester. Students will also explore the history of Japanese traditional music as well as issues of gender, ethnicity, and nationality found among practitioners of the art via course readings and audiovisual materials.
Students will learn Japanese/Asian American cultural expressions through hands-on experience with taiko drumming.
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|Course Format: Performance||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Music)(MUSC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Class attendance and one hour weekly TA sessions are mandatory. Auditions will take place at the first class.
|Instructor(s): Watanabe,Kaoru Times: .....F. 01:00PM-03:00PM; Location: WMH; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 20
|Permission of instructor will be granted during the drop/add period. Students must submit either a ranked or unranked drop/add request for this course.|