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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

JAPAN 222 - Introduction to Japanese Music

3 Credit(s) | Lecture | Graded or pass/fail
Course can be counted for credit once

This course is an introduction to Japanese music from the 5th century to the present. Students will explore a variety of genres, including J-pop and music in the contexts of performing arts and films. In addition, we will discuss the use of traditional instruments in modern music and the influence of Japanese music in other parts of the world. The course will consist of lectures, discussions, and in-class demonstrations and workshops by the instructor and guest performer(s). Knowledge of Japanese language and formal training in music are not required.