7503.11 - Music, Communication and Society

Course number
Music, Communication and Society
General goals in the music major: When teaching music, it is very important that students gain competence in providing accompaniment to singing and other music lessons. In order to meet these and other needs in their vocation, music teachers need to become as competent musicians as possible. Therefore, students will receive lessons in one instrument of their choice while taking the other courses in the music major. In addition, during the second through the fourth course, students will also receive piano and guitar lessons, as well as lessons in music leadership, ensemble and choir. In this, students - will be enabled to lead communal singing on piano or guitar - will gain competence in playing one instrument or sing at a high level - will become competent in singing naturally and freely - will gain competence in conducting larger and smaller groups - will become able to direct ensembles at every level in primary schools Goals for this course: Students will both learn to understand the societal, cultural, social and psychological influences music has on children and youth today and learn how these factors influence the type of music in which children and young people are interested. Students will also gain insight into the history of music and so be enabled to understand the relationship between development in music styles and social change. In this course, students will gain insight into and knowledge of - culture and musical learning processes - psychological and pedagogical perspective on musical learning processes - musical aesthetics - the interaction between music, high culture and folk culture - the history of music
General content in all music major courses: - thorough instruction in one instrument at a high level (if no instructor is available internally, one from outside the department will be provided) - instruction in a second instrument, piano and/or guitar, enabling students to play these instruments for the common needs in music education - solid technical instruction in choir and ensemble - instruction in singing technique - introduction to several other instruments, such as the base guitar, drums and other types of percussion Specific content of this course: - Cultural, psychological and pedagogical perspectives on musical learning processes - Aesthetics and music, including analysing and experiencing music, and musical shapes and content as parts and a whole - Communicating music - Music culture
Assessment method
Further information on the overall requirements for the music major and the specific requirements for this course will be provided in class. Internal examiners will be used. In order to pass this course, students must pass the particular requirements for this course and the general requirements for the music major. Grades are awarded on a Passed/Not passed basis.