28513 - Organ Musical Studies (1) (LM)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Music and Theatre Studies (cod. 8837)

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student: - knows the structure and history of musical instruments; - is able to evaluate the way musical instruments and musical languages determine each other and transform each other.

Course contents

Ethnographic approach to the history and structure of musical instruments; classification techniques


Erich von Hornbostel and Curt Sachs, "Sistematica degli strumenti musicali" (in appendix at Febo Guizzi, Gli strumenti della musica popolare in Italia, Lucca, LIM, 2012)

Nico Staiti, "Tenui meditabor harundine". Tiritera su titiri, totare, tituelle, calamauli e cerauli, Palermo, Museo delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino.

Teaching methods

Oral lessons

Assessment methods

Oral examination

Teaching tools

Images, films, listening, direct view of musical instruments brought by the teacher

Office hours

See the website of Domenico Staiti