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MCM Chinese Music Ensemble (MUSI20108)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeMUSI20108
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Semester 1
Semester 2
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This subject introduces BMus students to traditional Chinese instrumental music. Through weekly lessons culminating in an end-of-semester performance, students learn to play a Chinese instrument, read traditional notation, and perform in a large silk-and-bamboo ensemble. Dizi, sheng, yangqin, erhu, zhonghu, zhongruan, daruan, and traditional percussion instruments are available for instruction.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • perform to a basic standard on a traditional Chinese instrument;
  • work cooperatively as a member of a silk-and-bamboo ensemble;
  • demonstrate knowledge of traditional Chinese music principles and techniques in their performance.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should have the ability to:

  • demonstrate an openness to new ideas about music;
  • work cooperatively in a music ensemble;
  • think critically and independently as a musician;
  • understand and appreciate cultural diversity.

Last updated: 3 April 2019