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College of Arts
1. Course Description
In this lecture, I would like to introduce Korean music in simple, but interesting ways. Although it does not have as many English books as other academic fields, we can learn by utilizing the Internet or video.
The final object of the course is: enjoy Korean music while you are listening by studying “Jangdan”, the most important concept in Korean music.
Overall description about Korean music will be given; however, we will focus more on folk music. Even though it is hard to remember every single music piece, the most vital factor is to become aware of Jangdan(tempo of Korean music), and enjoy the music.
The instruction method is to study Jangdan with me, and understand and remember the flowing of Korean music as listening to music repeatedly, which will be given as an assignment. Also, we will learn about Korean instruments which can be found in Korean music, and listen to the sound. If you can distinguish the sound of different instruments in Korean orchestra music, you are good in this course.
2. Course Objectives/Expected Outcomes
– You may know the brief descriptions of Korean music and Jangdan.
– You may notice that Jangdan is related to Korean spirit and dance.
– You may be able to play Janggo Jangdan while you are listening to music.
– Eventually, you may be able to recognize the tempo, and instruments of Korean music.
3. Course Schedule
Week 1 Introduction/ Classification of Korean Music
Week 2 Jongmyo Jeryeak
Week 3 Korean Instruments
Week 4 Korean Instruments Court Music
Week 5 Court Music
Week 6 Court Music
Week 7 Samulnori
Week 8 Samulnori
Week 9 Mid-term (Online)
Week 10 Sinawi and Sanjo
Week 11 Korean Namdo folk song
Week 12 Gyeonggi, seodo folk song
Week 13 Pansori (1)
Week 14 Pansori (2)
Week 15 Final Exam (Online)