MUNM 3613:900 SPRING 2019 EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE FORMAT Listening w/ 4 excerpts (multiple choice); see specifics under each topic below. Listening questions will be about instrumentation, texture, rhythmic mode (iqa), context, genre, etc. You should be able to recognize/identify each listening excerpt; 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 Multiple choice questions 2 Terms/Concepts to identify and discuss essential info (be prepared to write 5-6 sentences for each concept). Be as detailed as possible. MATERIAL COVERED Textbook chapters 1, 4, 5, and 9 The following readings posted on canvas: “ classification of musical instruments” & “What is the Middle East” All powerpoints posted on canvas Topic 1: What is the Middle East? Which countries are included in the roster of the Middle East? o Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Isreal, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Territories, Qatarm Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen Name three languages spoken in the Middle East o Arabic, Persian (Iran), Hebrew (Israel) Name three major religions practiced in the Middle East o Muslim, Christianity, Jewdism Topic 2: Classification of Musical Instruments Be able to classify the following musical instruments according to the international system of classification: Oud – plucked lute chordophone Qanun – plucked zither chordophone Violin – bowed lute chordophone Nay – flute aerophone Mizmar – reed aerophone Tabla – struck membranophone Riqq – stuck membranophone
Topic 3: Azan (the call to prayer) Know basic info about the following terms/concepts (essentially, know what they mean): Azan: when, who, where, origins – call to prayer for muslims, instituted by Muhammed in the early 7 th century. Originally delivered at the top of the Mosque tower, the caller Muezzin calls for Muslims through a speaker system to come perform the ritual 5 times a day. These times change depending on the sun. Imam – head of the mosque Azan text (meaning?) – synopsis of the basic principles of Islam and an invitation to prayer. The most important Muslim practices are the 5 Pillars of Islam. The 5 Pillars of Islam are the 5 obligations that every Muslim must satisfy in order to live a good and responsible life according to Islam. They include Shahadah: sincerely reciting the Muslim profession of faith, Salet: performing ritual prayers in the proper way 5 times a day, Zakat: paying an alms (charity) tax to benefit the poor and needy. Sawm: fasting during the month of Ramadan. Hajj: pilgrimage to Mecca. Non-metrical – no set rhythm, without beat Melismatic singing – singing a run of notes on one sound / vowel Muezzin (definition; how one is taught the azan) – man charged with delivering the Azan. Must have half the Qur’an memorized. Beautiful
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