Music of Our Lives: Understanding and Enjoying the Musical Arts

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDAR1056 MUS (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

This purpose of GDAR1056 is three-fold.

First, there is a fundamental focus on students becoming educated and active music listeners of Western and Asian music representative of a wide range of music literature primarily from 1850 to the present.

Second, the course will emphasize the development of an understanding of musical characteristics and artistic elements reflective of music of Hong Kong, China, Europe, and Americas.

Third, students will gain insights into the place and role of music in not only diverse cultural and historical contexts, but also examine how the students themselves use music in their lives.

What do the students say about this course?

……功課量合理。當中performance review較多得著,因一般人出席音樂會等藝術活動,通常聽完便離開,但若然要寫評論,便需要更多精力去留意演出和事後反思,事實上我也是這樣,發現了一些我平時或者不會從音樂會中聽到的細節,從中學到不少。

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Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.