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MUSIC 124 World Music

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    Nov 20, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course is required for all music education majors here at Capital, but it is so much more than that. This course gives you a history of the culture and music you are learning as well as a hands on experience playing different cultural music on percussion. The class may be a little disorganized sometimes, but it is a really enlightening class.

    Course highlights:

    In this course I learned about the culture and music styles of Japan. It was a really interesting class. We learned traditional Taiko drum rhythms and a dance to go with it. We learned to play the Nagado Taiko and the Shimediko in class. We were then asked to work in groups and play traditional rhythms along with a song of our choosing. We learned to listen to others in our group and the music to stay together with it all.

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    Get the videos done as soon as you can and make sure you look them over more than once to make sure you are all together. Also make sure you complete all the quizzes or early even if you haven't learned it all yet, you can retake them until the due date.

    • Fall 2016
    • Eric Paton
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    Jul 14, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    World Music with Eric Paton was a wonderful experience. The students are allowed to play a variety of percussion instruments from around the world. One method that was taught was Taiko, which is a combination of Japanese drumming, martial arts and dance. The drumming is therapeutic, which was great for me since I was going through chemotherapy at the time, and I had neuropathy. The neuropathy would disappear for two hours after each session. Professor Paton was kind, patient and interesting to listen to. He is well travelled and knows a lot of information about cultures around the world. He taught not only the drumming methods, but the cultural reasoning and beliefs associated with each one. We learned about how the instruments were made, and the materials used to make them. In all, it was a very interesting course and was good exercise at the same time.

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    I learned about percussion from various cultures around the world. The class is loud, fast paced and intensive. Paton is meticulous about methods used for percussion, and takes his time to spend one on one with students who request it. The most important thing I learned was a higher appreciation and love of percussion.

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    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to spend time alone with Paton working on your technique. He expects you to do your work and to know your information. He is not a difficult teacher, but you will be surprised with a bad grade on a playing exam if you do not take the time to perfect your technique with him.

    • Fall 2013
    • Eric Paton
    • Yes
    • Group Projects Meetings Outside of Class Requires Presentations


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