African Guitar

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

African Guitar

Spring 2019

Taught By: David Racanelli

Section: A

CRN: 7127

Credits: 4

The guitar is a common denominator in nearly all African popular music styles, supplanting traditional instruments and speaking a mutually intelligible language transcending race and ethnicity. African guitar styles and their distinctive melodic imprints have been adapted by artists all over the world. In this course, students study guitar-based African music from West, Central, East, and Southern Africa in a variety of different ways, including interactive practice activities, video demonstration, listening, and reading. By the end of the course students will be able to identity representative guitar styles of each region, understand how African musical concepts such as resultant patterns and inherent rhythms are conceived and interwoven into musical textures, and compose music inspired by African guitar techniques and approaches.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:06pm 6/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 002

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019