GCHC1057 Chinese Popular Music: Its Cultural and Musical Meanings

  課程最有趣的地方莫過於大家能在課上一起聽歌,所以即使是連續三個小時的課堂,輕輕鬆鬆拍拍手就過了。除了音樂元素討論之外,課堂上還會分析歌曲意義,如有沒有政治背景或諷刺意味等等。
  我在此課程中接觸到許多不同類型的流行音樂,主要為中港台三地,舊的新的、流行的或少眾的都有,同學或可藉此找到自己喜歡的音樂,同時又能學會欣賞其他音樂,非常有意思。
(Translation) The most interesting part of the course is that we all listen to music in the class together. Even though it’s a 3-hour lecture, time flies while we laughed and clapped hands. Besides music elements, we also study the lyrics and the cultural meaning of the songs, e.g. whether the lyrics have any hidden political background or ironic messages, etc.
In this course, I got in touch with different types of music, mainly from HK, Mainland and Taiwan. There were both old and new songs, pop or indie music. Students could explore their favorite types of music while learning how to appropriate other kinds of music. It’s so meaningful.

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Shan Kao