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African Composition - CST3714

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 7 Credits: 12
Module presented in English Module presented online
Pre-requisite: CST2611 or ( CST2602 and CST2603) and (CST3711 or (CST3702 and CSTCST3703) and CST3713
Purpose: Qualifying students will learn the mechanical and acoustic properties of Western orchestral and African instruments, and how to apply these in various ensemble combinations. Qualifying students will learn to write music for strings, percussion, woodwind, and brass instrument combinations, and apply these to contemporary musical idioms. Students will also learn to write for combinations of African instruments and how to address the acoustic challenges associated with combining instruments using non-standardized tuning systems.