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Shakuhachi Ensemble 1 (MUSI30139)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeMUSI30139
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
  • demonstrate an awareness of standards of professional performance –practice in this genre of music

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: 16 August 2017