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Shakuhachi 1 (MUSI20104)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20104
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students will receive tuition in the traditional Japanese pedagogical style for shakuhachi (bamboo flute). Classes will cover the history and construction of the shakuhachi; breathing, blowing and fingering techniques and the different notation systems. The repertoire studied includes folk songs, traditional ensemble and Zen meditation pieces ( Hogaku). Students will be required to purchase their own flute.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the physical and intellectual requirements of the art of shakuhachi
  • demonstrate an understanding of the context of the classical repertoire of the shakuhachi.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • demonstrate teamwork skills in rehearsal/ performance groups
  • apply time and people management skills to rehearsal and performance planning
  • demonstrate the ability to incorporate practical musical skills in unfamiliar musical traditions into their musical life

Last updated: 9 November 2018