Song and Music

This course invites students to learn and explore Bhutans unique cultural practices, songs and music. The origin, dissemination, types of songs, traditional and modern, descriptions in different songs, qualities required for the dancers and singers, pre-requisites to compose the songs, use of languages in the compositions, etc. are taught in the theory components. The students are also taught how to use these Bhutanese traditional musical instruments: Yang chen, Lim, Dram nyen and Piwang. In addition to this, students are taught how dance and will demonstrate their skills in a practical examination. This course is designed to provide the general concept of song and music in the Bhutanese context.
Course Number: BLUZ101
Units: 3.0