MUNM 3613 SPRING 2017 EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE FORMAT Listening w/ 4 excerpts (see specifics under each week below). You should (also) be able to recognize/identify each track (no need to memorize titles such as “Mabruk alayk” or track numbers), but you should be able to indicate genres/types (e.g., azan, zaffa song, saidi song, etc). Matching with pairs (similar to the matching you’ve done in the quizzes; some of the matchings will be taken directly from older quizzes); Multiple choice questions (some will be new and some will be taken from older quizzes). 4 Terms/Concepts to identify: Be prepared to write three to four sentences for each term (identify, discuss essential info). MATERIAL COVERED Readings and powerpoints of weeks 1-6. See specifics below organized by week. WEEK 1 Topic: Classification of Instruments Be able to classify the following instruments: ** go through quiz 1** Oud – chordophone, lute, plucked Qanun – chordophone, zither, plucked Violin – chordophone, lute, bowed Kawala / Nay- aerophone, flute Mizmar – aerophone, reed Tabla – membranophone, struck Riqq – membranophone, struck Tabl baladi – membranophone, struck If edge is struck on the membranophone, it can be an idiophone WEEK 2 Topic: Azan (the call to prayer) Know basic info about the following terms/concepts (essentially, know what they mean): Imam – person who leads prayers in a mosque; head of mosque . must be graduate of a religious college and has also memorized the quran. Sheikh or Shaykh – leader in a Muslim community/organization Azan text (meaning?)- only in Arabic. Synopsis of the basic principles of Islam and an invitiation to prayer Non-metrical – without rhythm (iqat) rhythm in Azan
Melismatic singing – ornamental singing, run of notes. Run of multiple notes on one syllable Sounds wavy and ornamented 3-4 sentence answers; be prepared to identify and elaborate on the following terms/concepts in three to four sentences: Azan: when, who, where, origins – Originates from the prophet Muhammed. Given 5 times a day. Predawn, noon, afternoon, sunset, nighttime. It is given at a mosque over a loud speaker, but the call used to be screamed from the top of minarets of the mosque. Muezzin – person who gives call to prayer. Can be anyone in the community, but some people have better voices. Need to have memorized only half of the Qa’ran Azan as a communal endeavor – Any Muslim man can say the azan. It does not matter if you are an imam or a muezzin, or even what class you are from. People give the prayer because of the concept of thwab, a principle in which one receives reward for good deeds. Listening: Textbook Track 1 “Call to Prayer”: identify the place of delivery (setting; where is the azan delivered/chanted?); texture; rhythmic
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