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MU1006 An Introduction to Ethnomusicology: why, and how, human beings are musical

Semester 2

"Ethnomusicology is the study of why, and how, human beings are musical" (Timothy Rice). It is interdisciplinary, and draws upon e.g. musicology, anthropology, cultural studies, and performance studies. This course aims to provide students with a broad overview of the emergence of the academic field; insights into its methods of enquiry using both emic (insider) and etic (outsider) approaches to recording and writing about musical activity; exposure to some important critical texts and questions; and some illustrative case studies from a variety of different cultural contexts.

Module Coordinator: Dr J Pettegree

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Close up of a Recorder (JK)


 MU1006 Booklet (PDF, 277 KB)

Music Modules Handbook (PDF, 551 KB)