Goddess of Music

To the Goddess of Music and Learning

The excerpt from “Sarasiruha”, CD 2:3, textbook pp. 201-207, gives a condensed idea of a typical performance.

  • After listening (patiently!) to this beautiful music, how does it (or maybe a part of it) closely reflect the meaning of the text on page 206?
  • Do you know of any music in American culture that celebrates learning?


  • Why did the Marquis Wen (p. 253) more than two thousand years ago find ancient music boring, and what has changed in our listening attitudes since then?
  • Is this true in Western music culture, too? Please cite examples.

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