When exploring the rich world of ethnomusicology it quickly becomes apparent why it is a field unto itself. It is unfortunate that we won’t have the time to look at any one culture in full detail, but the silver lining is you will have ample opportunity to explore two cultures of your choosing in your Links paper.
Do some preliminary research into some of the cultures mentioned in this lesson or other cultures that interest you. Look for musical elements that you find unique or exciting.
For this paper we’ll be comparing the music of two cultures, one familiar and one unfamiliar.