World Music, a music course I dropped. But I really liked the textbook, World Music: A global Journey, by Terry E. Miller and Andres Shahriarim, just not attending class.
But it is hard for me to just sit and read a textbook without some sort of application. That’s when I realized that this website was ideal for presenting various culture’s music. I just had to figure out how to present the information. The textbook is well-organized and provides a foundation of information to expand upon. With internet resources, research is time consuming yet productive in finding extra or explanatory information, recordings, and pictures.
Already I better visualize cultures through their use of music and begin to appreciate the breadth of sounds missing from my Westernized music education and experience. This is a long-term project, so added information will appear one culture at a time. For me, this is a rich journey for anyone’s bucket list.