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1905RE: [SACC-L] Lets Talk Music

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  • Rebecca Cramer
    Feb 7, 2003
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      Hi Everybody,
      Greetings from sunny Tucson! My sabbatical here in the anthropology
      department at the University of Arizona is awesome. I've tried to keep up
      with the list, and thought I'd mention that I play music in every class I
      teach every day. I put something on very low as background, mostly
      selections that go with the subjects or peoples we're studying. Sometimes
      we talk about the music directly, sometimes it's just a part of the scene.
      Students eat it up, and many bring selections to class to share.
      Hope to see you all in Vancouver if I can tear myself away.
      Beca

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Philip Stein [mailto:stein2@...]
      Sent: Friday, February 07, 2003 2:39 PM
      To: SACC-L@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [SACC-L] Lets Talk Music


      In my Anthropology of Religion course I have a full
      1-1/2 lecture on music where I play parts of about a
      dozen CDs. An excellent source of ethic CDs is
      Folkway, a division of the Smithsonian.



      --- Robert Muckle <bmuckle@...> wrote:
      > Does anyone use music to supplement their lectures
      > when teaching
      > introductory anthropology courses?
      >
      > For accompaniment to a series of slides on some
      > African archaeology
      > sites and some contemporary Africans, I play some
      > music by Johnny Clegg.
      > It has to be played loud for full effect. Johnny
      > Clegg is from South
      > Africa and often has and/or still does play with the
      > groups 'Savuka'
      > and 'Juluka.' I particularly suggest everyone
      > listen to 'Scatterlings
      > of Africa.'
      >
      > I once tried playing 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'
      > to accompany the
      > story of how Don Johanson came up with the name
      > 'Lucy' but that didn't
      > have much effect.
      >
      > A long time ago, I played some music recorded on
      > some ancient
      > instruments, but that didn't work either.
      >
      > Once, in an archaeology class, I played the theme to
      > 'Raiders of the
      > Lost Ark.' I can't remember for certain why I did
      > that, but I think it
      > was because I had an unusually dull group of
      > students and just wanted to
      > get their attention.
      >
      > If anyone else knows of music that works in
      > introductory course, I
      > would sure be glad to hear of it.
      >
      > Bob Muckle
      >
      > Be sure to check out the SACC web page at
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      > materials, newsletters, etc.
      >
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      >


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