MUS212: Improvisation and Interpretation in African American Folk-Based Music (Spring 2021)

Course Info

Whether through work songs, field hollers, spirituals, ragtime, blues, jazz, soul music, or gospel music, the African American folk music tradition is a distinct reflection of the African American experience throughout the history of America. It is the individualized approach to storytelling, the societal and cultural influences upon the artist, and the function of the music for both the artist and community that has cultivated a legacy of core musical elements, values, and performance practice that exist within these diverse styles. This course will explore these characteristics through historical inquiry and practical application.


Feb 01, 2021 - May 05, 2021

Tuesday/Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Building TBD, Room TBD

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