What Is Ethnomusicology? - Definition & History


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What is ethnomusicology?

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1. Which type of music is NOT studied by ethnomusicologists?

2. What was the predecessor of modern ethnomusicology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of ethnomusicology and the principles associated with it. Some things you'll be assessed on include the definition of ethnomusicology and the types of music studied by ethnomusicologists.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Definition of ethnomusicology
  • Music types studied by ethnomusicologists
  • Predecessor to contemporary ethnomusicology
  • Meaning of armchair research

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding ethnomusicology
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the focus and history of ethnomusicology
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information on music and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about this field of study, review the accompanying lesson titled What Is Ethnomusicology? - Definition & History. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Folk music and art music
  • Spread of popular music
  • History of ethnomusicology
  • Ethnomusicology today