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UCSB Music 17 Winter 2012 UCSB Music 17 Worlds of Music Final Exam: Study Guide Professor Hellier-Tinoco From the questions below, about 30 will be in the Final Exam (Final: Monday 19 March, 9 am – 11am ) This means that you can now study for the final and prepare your answers. You will not need to bring a blue book – you will be given the exam paper, and you must write your answers in the spaces following each question (there will be more space than given in this study- guide). Please make sure that you write clearly and legibly – if it is too difficult to read your answer, you will not receive a grade. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: * You must write NO MORE THAN 3 sentences for each answer. (If you do, the excess sentences will be discounted). * If a question can be answered with bullet points or short phrases you do not need to use full sentences (e.g. “Name three ….). * All of your answers MUST relate specifically to lectures, sections, readings, and concerts that have been part of the course. 1. What is music, according to ethnomusicologist John Blacking? a. Music is sound that is humanly patterned or organized. 2. Give a description of the term “ethnomusicology.” a. Ethnomusicology is the study of people making music and how it is used in their life and how it becomes a way of organizing human activity. 3. Name and describe two elements of music. a. Rhythm is time-related sounds b. Melody is the primary line where the tones go up and down in succession 4. Name and describe three methods for undertaking ethnomusicological research. a. Collecting information: immersing yourself in the music-culture b. Gaining entry: going to a performance and practices/rehearsals to talk to musicians c. Participation and observation: observing with recording equipment and participating in addition by playing and learning the music 5. In relation to ethics, what must you always do when undertaking a fieldwork research project? a. You must always ask for permission of the people involved. People have legal rights 1
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UCSB Music 17 Winter 2012 6. What are the three elements of a musical ethnography? a. A written representation b. Description c. Interpretation 7. Explain why "This Land is My Land" was chosen to be performed at the USA Presidential Inauguration in 2009, and why the musicians who performed it were specifically selected. 8. Name the four components of a music-culture. a. Ideas about music b. Acitivities involving music c. Repertories of music d. Material culture of music 9. What does material culture of music refer to, and why is this useful for the study of music- making? a. The material objects of a culture – like instruments and lesson books. It is important because it can help us understand music-cultures. 10. What is the name of the LA-based hip hop stylized dance that was relocated in Panama?
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