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The course provides students with fundamental tools with which to conduct ethnomusicological fieldwork and analysis. These include a historical grounding in the subject, an introduction to field research, fieldwork methods including audio and video recording, fieldnotes, transcription and analysis, ethical considerations, and case studies of ethnomusicologists. Much of the course consists of seminars and workshops, which allow students to understand and engage with ethnomusicological concepts and theory before putting these into practice in peer-group contexts and then fieldwork. The course includes a strong practical element and fieldwork visits are made to musical events in the local community.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The bulk of the course will consist of seminars and workshops. These will allow the students to understand and engage with ethnomusicological concepts and theory before putting these into practice in peer-group contexts (workshops) and then fieldwork situations on the ground. The course will include a strong practical element and fieldwork visits will be made to musical events in the local community.
Seminars will be based on topics such as: ethnomusicology theory, history of audio and video recording, field research methods, emic and etic approaches in ethnomusicology, transcription and analysis, annotation of field research, and fieldwork ethics. They will include case studies of ethnomusicologists working in the field.
Workshops will bring some of these areas into practice and will allow students to try out fieldwork techniques within their peer-group, undergoing peer-assessment activities and evaluating their own field practice.
The fieldwork visits will allow students to undertake practical ethnomusicology research in a local setting where music is being practiced and performed under the guidance of an expert. The duration of 8 hours is meant to be seen as a minimum requisite and students will be encouraged to undertake independent field research in addition to that which is required for the course.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: 1 Multimedia Field Report (2,000 words plus audiovisual material) (100%).
Resit: Students resit any failed component(s). Please note that the Field Report can be retaken only once.
Workshop exercises (up to 4) Field note exercises (up to 4)
Oral formative feedback will be provided throughout the course. Generic feedback on formative assessment will be given in class.