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Ch 26: Intro to World Music: Help and Review

About This Chapter

The Intro to World Music chapter of this Introduction to Humanities Help and Review course is the simplest way to master world music material. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you learn the essentials of world music.

Who's It For?

Anyone who needs help learning or mastering world music material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn about world music. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding the characteristics of music from Asia, Eastern Europe, West Africa, Latin America and Oceania
  • Students who struggle with learning disabilities or learning differences, including autism and ADHD
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning humanities (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient way to learn about world music
  • Students who struggle to understand their teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra humanities learning resources

How It Works:

  • Find videos in our course that cover what you need to learn or review.
  • Press play and watch the video lesson.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify you're ready by completing the Intro to World Music chapter exam.

Why It Works:

  • Study Efficiently: Skip what you know, review what you don't.
  • Retain What You Learn: Engaging animations and real-life examples make topics easy to grasp.
  • Be Ready on Test Day: Use the Intro to World Music chapter exam to be prepared.
  • Get Extra Support: Ask our subject-matter experts any world music question. They're here to help!
  • Study With Flexibility: Watch videos on any web-ready device.

Students Will Review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in a world music unit of a standard introductory humanities course. Topics covered include:

  • Characteristics of East and West Asian music
  • West African music's instrumentation and rhythm
  • Meter in the music of Eastern Europe
  • Rhythm and dance in Latin music
  • The music of Oceania

7 Lessons in Chapter 26: Intro to World Music: Help and Review
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Music of East Asia: Scales, Themes, Instruments & Characteristics

1. Music of East Asia: Scales, Themes, Instruments & Characteristics

In this lesson, you will explore the musical traditions of East Asia and discover the musical scales, characteristics, and instruments of this regions. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Music of West Asia: Tones, Drones, Instruments & Characteristics

2. Music of West Asia: Tones, Drones, Instruments & Characteristics

West Asia is one of the oldest continually inhabited regions in the world, and it has rich musical traditions. Explore the defining characteristics of West Asian music in this lesson, and then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Music of West Africa: Rhythms, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics

3. Music of West Africa: Rhythms, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics

In this lesson, explore the musical traditions of West Africa and discover how rhythms and melodies interact to create a complex song structure. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Music of Eastern Europe: Mixed Meter, Modes, Instruments & Characteristics

4. Music of Eastern Europe: Mixed Meter, Modes, Instruments & Characteristics

In this lesson, you will explore the musical traditions of Eastern Europe, and discover common traits in the meters, modes, instruments, and other characteristics. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Latin Music: Rhythm, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics

5. Latin Music: Rhythm, Dance, Instruments & Characteristics

Latin music is becoming more and more popular in the United States and it's really not hard to see or hear why. Explore the basic traits of Latin music and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Music of Oceania: Characteristics and Instruments of Polynesian Voice & Australian Aboriginal Music

6. Music of Oceania: Characteristics and Instruments of Polynesian Voice & Australian Aboriginal Music

Oceania is full of various musical traditions. In this lesson, explore the distinct musical styles of Polynesia and Australia, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Aboriginal Dance: History & Ceremonies

7. Aboriginal Dance: History & Ceremonies

This lesson will detail the significance of dance and ritual within the traditional culture of Australian Aborigines. The symbolism and religious significance of these rituals will be explained and various common features will be described.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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