Chris Kjorness

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Name: Chris Kjorness
Date registered: January 6, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Welcome to Music in the World — January 16, 2013
  2. Controversy — April 2, 2012
  3. Home Work #2 — February 2, 2012
  4. The Four Components of Music Culture — January 24, 2012
  5. What should music be? — January 18, 2012

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Jan 16

Welcome to Music in the World

Welcome! I am very excited as we beginning our exploration of music in the world. This is a space for us to explore music and culture. Students will write about everything from the music they grew up with, to music relevant to current events. For example, with France entering into the ongoing conflict in Mali, …

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Apr 02

Controversy

Alright, we are two posts in and I am impressed with your growth. There are two topics that have been getting a lot of play. Now that everyone has had a chance to write, I would like to say a little about each of them. #1 – Native American/American Indian mascots and songs used in …

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Feb 02

Home Work #2

It has been great to read all of your posts. If you scroll through all of your essays on what music should be, you will notice a few trends. Of course we are a collection of individuals, but we can see a number of ideas about music expressed by most of us. We talked about …

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Jan 24

The Four Components of Music Culture

One of the best things about ethnomusicology is the diverse array of approaches used to study a music-culture.  One of the worst things about ethnomusicology is the diverse array of approaches used to study a music-culture.  Ethnomusicology pioneer Mantle Hood noted it as, “a field that has almost as many approaches and objectives as there …

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Jan 18

What should music be?

Welcome to Music In The World. As we begin our exploration of music in the world, it is useful to examine some of our assumptions and biases about music. Write a short (150-200 word) post on what you think music is.  Here are a few questions to get you started. What is music? What should …

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Jan 10

Hello world!

Welcome to Longwood Blogs. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!