Arabic Dialect in Music


Exposure to wide variety of Arabic modes of expression through Arabic music. Learn usage of both standard and colloquial Arabic in producing Arabic music. Deal with linguistic differences in materials selected from popular media as well as classical sources. Develop skills in speaking, reading, and listening comprehension beyond intermediate high level. Exposure to Arabic musical traditions language. Introduces some Arabic scales (Maqamat), genres, rhythms and musical instruments, namely Oud, Qanoun and Nay and their usage in language production. Prerequisite: Arabic 203.

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Curriculum Codes
  • FL
  • CZ
Typically Offered
Spring Only