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MUSI104 Music in World Cultures

An exploration of the world’s traditional, popular and contemporary musics in their cultural context. (No prior musical knowledge required.)

The world is full of music. In every culture people perform, compose and listen to music in a variety of ways and for different reasons. Musicians are often inspired by the musics of other peoples and use ideas to enhance their own music. This paper explores the world's musics in their cultural context. MUSI 104 approaches music from a universal perspective, with the aim of generating awareness of and respect for music from a wide range of cultures. Case studies of particular music cultures can include Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, Asia, Australasia, and Europe. Students are encouraged to develop a broad knowledge of musics and an understanding of music's various uses and functions.

Paper title Music in World Cultures
Paper code MUSI104
Subject Music
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $969.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,840.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Jennifer Cattermole
More information link
View further information on the Department of Music's website
No prior musical knowledge in music notation and theory is required.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Weeks: 28-34,36-41 Mon, Tues : 11:00-11:50


Weeks: 29-34,36-41 Tues : 12:00-12:50
or Tues : 13:00-13:50
or Tues : 14:00-14:50