MUNM 3613: 300/301/302 SPRING 2018 EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE EXAM DATES: FEBRUARY 26-28 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 four to five sentences for each term (identify, discuss essential info). Be as detailed as possible. MATERIAL COVERED Readings and activities (including powerpoints) of weeks 1-5. See specifics below organized by week. WEEK 1 Topic: What is the Middle East? • Which countries are included in the roster of the Middle East?
• Name three languages spoken in the Middle East • Name three major religions practiced in the Middle East • Should Islam be equated to the Arab world? Topic: Classification of Musical Instruments Be able to classify the following instruments: • Oud • Qanun • Violin • Kawala / Nay • Mizmar • Tabla • Riqq
• Tabl baladi WEEK 2 Topic: Azan (the call to prayer) Know basic info about the following terms/concepts (essentially, know what they mean): • Imam • Azan: when, who, where, origins • Azan text (meaning?) • Non-metrical • Melismatic singing • Islamic communities as acoustic communities (see end of p. 3 in textbook)
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