Exploring Malaysia Music

Exploring Malaysia Music

This program provides an overview of the traditional arts and music of the multicultural societies in Malaysia. The music of the indigenous Malay, different ethnic groups of Sabah and Sarawak are truly exotic and enchanting. As for the Chinese and Indians, the traditional music of their homelands has become part of Malaysia’s culture and heritage too. This course will introduce students to Malaysian musical instruments, repertoire, performance practices and history. The student will also experience playing selected music genres such as Kompang, Dikir Barat, Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet Play), Caklempong, and Malay Gamelan. Module on Chinese and Indian music will be included.


Course Content

Malaysian Traditional Music and Its Components.

Musical Characteristics of Malaysian Traditional Music Genres and Its Main Instruments.

Playing at Least One Instrument in Selected Malaysian Traditional Music Ensembles.


What’s Included

Malaysian Traditional Music Scores and Writing Techniques.

Visit to Places of Interest.


  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Intake

    February/ March/ April

  • Course Fees

    USD 500

Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Welcoming remarks and introduction to the course.

    Module 1: Music making processes of Malaysian Traditional Music.

    Introducing the three main races in Malaysia: Visit to the Islamic Museum and National Mosque.

  • Day 2

    Recap of module: Music making processes of Malaysian traditional music.

    Performance practice/ hands-on practice/ rehearsal.

    Introducing the three main races in Malaysia: Visit to Thean Hou Chinese Temple.

  • Day 3

    Module 2: Exploration of Malaysian traditional genres.

    Performance practice/ hands-on practice/ rehearsal.

    Introducing the three main races in Malaysia: Visit to Batu Caves.

  • Day 4

    Introduction to Malay Language.

    Sing along folk/ traditional Malaysian songs.

    Performance practice/ hands-on practice/ rehearsal.

    Forum by faculty on Malaysian Music and Arts.

    Recap module 2: Exploration of Malaysian traditional genres.

  • Day 5

    Introduction: Martial art (Silat Baku) Music.

    Introduction: Instrument of martial art music.

    Practical: Play martial art music instruments.

    Rest & Video highlight.

  • Day 6

    Recap all module.

    City tour.

    Dress rehearsal for final performance.

  • Day 7

    Group presentations on selected topics related to the course.

    Dress rehearsal for final performance.

    Farewell remarks and closing performance.


  • Day 8

    Depart to origin countries.

 

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