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MUSC3629: Music and Everyday Life

What can we learn from non-textual approaches to understanding music? The primary goal of this unit of study is to study music not as a composer, producer, performer, listener or audience member, but as an ethnographer. That is, analysing music through an observational, experiential and intellectual understanding of how people make and take meaning from music.

Code MUSC3629
Academic unit Arts Music
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Understand how to approach the analysis and understanding of music from an ethnographic perspective.
  • LO2. Understand the scope of ethnographic research methods through the reflections of practitioners.
  • LO3. Understand the social, spatial, and experiential aspects of music through prevalent theories in ethnomusicology
  • LO4. Write reflectively and analytically about your own experiences of music and the experiences of others.
  • LO5. Conduct interviews about and observations sessions of musical activities
  • LO6. Incorporate theory and methods into a formal project based on fieldwork and reflections on your own experiences.

Unit outlines

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