1st tutorial - GEK1053: Chinese Music, Language and...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 1/26/11 GEK1053: Chinese Music, Language and Tutor: Liao Xiangfu g0900773@nus.edu.sg 1st tutorial
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1/26/11 Musicking Music is not a thing at all but an activity, something that people DO. (Small 1998:2) In Musicking, ALWAYS ASK THE SIX QUESTIONS!! 1. WHAT 2. WHO 3. WHERE 4. WHY 5. HOW 6. WHEN
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1/26/11 Musicking Musicking, literally means to music Musicking = Music + -ing - k - has it historical antecedents in the language, eg. Traffic k ing, panicking, picnicking etc.
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1/26/11 Musicking Some definitions……(Small, 1998) Musicking: to music is to take part, in any capacity, in a musical performance, whether by performing, listening, rehearsing, practicing, composing or dancing. (p.9) The meaning of music lies not just in musical works but in the totality of a musical performance. (p.13) Musicking L to gain the meaning of music in human life.
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1/26/11 Peter Kivy, 2007 Two Central Theses I. Music is not Language II. Enjoyment & Appreciation of Music, while Content-less , are Concept-laden activities
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1/26/11 I. Music is not Language ü unlike Language, Music has no vocabulary, no grammar, and no semantic content (Kivy 2007: 217-218) ü Music as an international Language?? ü Music as a Language of emotions?? emotions in the music are universally recognized across cultural boundaries” False
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1/26/11 I. Music is not Language, but it is Language- ü Music has a “syntax” without semantics (p.216)
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This note was uploaded on 01/25/2011 for the course GEK 1053 taught by Professor Tien during the Spring '10 term at National University of Singapore.

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