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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

MMED 604 American Folk Instruments Music Education

3 credits 45.0 hours
600 level graduate course

This class provides students with hands-on experience and fundamental playing skills on five instruments. Time is spent in the exploration of American music and its role in history with particular emphasis on the Civil Rights Movement, Labor Songs, 1930’s, and the Vietnam War. Through live class performance and archival video recordings, students are directly exposed to music that defined and changed America. Hands-on access to these instruments provides students with the opportunity to play in small group ensembles. Prerequisite: Students should have basic guitar playing skills before taking the class.

Basic Guitar Skills Required
This course is not repeatable for credit.