Readings and Listening

[Soundscapes] = Buy at Amazon Shelemay, Kay Kaufman. Soundscapes: Exploring Music in a Changing World. 2nd ed. W. W. Norton & Company, 2006. ISBN: 9780393167139.

1-2 Introduction: What is a Soundscape? [Soundscapes] Introduction and Appendix A1-A5

[Soundscapes] CD 1 Track 1 (Artii-Sayir)

Buy at Amazon Tu-, Huun-Huur. "Anatoly and Kaigal-Ool Riding Horses in Eleges while Singing Sygyt, Kargyaa and Xöömei." Where Young Grass Grows. Shanachie, 1999.

Buy at Amazon Saspyk-ool, Albert, and Sayan Bapa. "Ang-Meng Mal-Magan öttüneri (imitation of wild and domestic animals)," and "Cave Spirits." Tracks 10 and 15 on Tuva, Among The Spirits: Sound, Music And Nature in Sakha And Tuva. Smithsonian Folkways, 1999.

3–4 Sound: The Materials of Music

[Soundscapes] Chapter 1.

Cross-cultural musical vocabulary handout (PDF)

[Soundscapes] CD1 Tracks 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17
5–6 Setting: The Study of Local Musics [Soundscapes] Chapter 2.

[Soundscapes] CD1 Tracks 24, 26, 28, 31, 34

Videos of Cory Pesaturo, Accordion

KingSnowman. "Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major – Accordion." July 3, 2010. YouTube. Accessed August 20, 2013.

———. "Jealousy - Cory Pesaturo & Yasmine Azaiez." October 18, 2011. YouTube. Accessed August 20, 2013.

fengle1000. "Halo Theme – Cory Pesaturo." February 28, 2011. YouTube. Accessed Aug. 20, 2013.

TRICCIO1000. "Cory Pesaturo - Party Rock Anthem." June 2, 2012. YouTube. Accessed August 20, 2013.

Alvydas23. "Cory Pesaturo - winner of Primus Ikaalinen 2011."; July 9, 2011. Accessed August 20, 2013.

7–9 Significance: Music's Meaning in Everyday Life (Part I): Senegalese drumming

Buy at Amazon Selections from Tang, Patricia. Masters of the Sabar: Wolof Griot Percussionists of Senegal. Temple University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9781592134205. [Preview with Google Books]

  • Chapter 2: "There Once Was a King Called Maysa Waaly Jon: Sabar History, Instruments, Ensemble, and Sound."
  • Chapter 5: "If a Snake Bites You, You Will Think of Death: Sabar Repertories"
  • Chapter 6: "Dancing Fish and Rice: Performance Contexts"

Sabar terms (PDF)

Rambax MIT Sabar drumming ensemble

Buy at Amazon Rose, Doudou N'Diaye. "Rose Rhythm." Djabote. Real World, 1994.

Nder, Alioune Mbaye. "Lenëën." Nder et le Setsima Group. Disques Nuits D'Afrique, 2000.

M'Baye, Cheikh Taïrou. "Farwou Diar - Thie Bou Djeune." Mame Bouna. Mame Bouna Productions, 2003.

Listening guide for the above 3 tracks (PDF)

Selections from CD included with the Tang book (to accompany Chapter 5 reading):

  • Ya Ñu Moom (track 3)
  • Farwu jar (track 6) and Farwu jar parts (track 9)
  • Ceebu Jën (track 7) and Ceebu Jën parts (track 10)
  • Kaolack (track 15) and Kaolack parts (track 16)
  • Bàkk de Spectacle (track 25)
10 Catch-up / review    
11 Exam 1    
12 Required concert: Ana Moura at Berklee Performance Center    
13–14 Significance: Music's Meaning in Everyday Life (Part II): bagpipes

[Soundscapes] Chapter 3.

[Soundscapes] CD tracks associated with pp. 126-130 and 146-167.

Transcription of "The Irishman's Toast," annotated by K. K. Shelemay, from Hogan, R. J. The Irish-American Manual of Bagpiping Instruction. 2nd printing, 1996.


Music, Mobility and the Global Marketplace

Balinese gamelan and kecak

[Soundscapes] pp. 100–44, 106–47, and Chapter 6, pp. 256–464, 271–481.

[Soundscapes] CD1 Track 28 (Taruna Jaya) and CD2 Tracks 21, 22 (Kembang Pencak and Kekembangan)
18 Required concert: MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology CAST Marathon    
19 Music and Dance (Part I): Tango [Soundscapes] Chapter 7, pp. 300–47, 329–443. [Soundscapes] CD3 Tracks 3, 4 (two versions of La Cumparsita) and Track 5 (Adiós Nonino)
20–22 Music and Dance (Part II): Hindustani music, Kathak dance

Buy at Amazon Ruckert, George E. "Rhythm and Drumming," and "Song and Performance." Chapters 4, and 5 in Music in North India: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 40–64. ISBN: 9780195139938.

Chitresh Das Dance Company

chhandamfan. "Fierce Kathak & Tap- Pt. Chitresh Das & Jason Samuels Smith." August 25, 2007. YouTube. Accessed August 23, 2013.

Tracks 14–29 from the CD included with the Ruckert book

23 Music and Politics [Soundscapes] Chapter 9, pp. 380–491. [Soundscapes] CD3 Track 11 (Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika) and Track 12 (The New South African National Anthem)
24 Exam 2    
25–27 Final presentations    
28 Conclusions    

Other References

Buy at Amazon Sachs, Curt. "Terminology." In The History of Musical Instruments. Dover Publications, 2006, pp. 454–467. ISBN: 9780486452654.