Helen Rees
Department of Ethnomusicology
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4.2
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Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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June 29, 2009

1. dont buy the course reader, there were literally no questions on the exams from the course reader
2. go to class every day because rees tells you what to study/ what is important to know
3. print out the music notes and write your notes next to the listening examples
4. go to discussion because the TAs give u practice quizzes and helpful information. and they also present listening examples.
5. find a partner to quiz each other on the music examples, that was the most helpful method for me.
6. do the extra credit assignment because it pays off
7. show the TA/professor your music reports because they provide valuable critiques

take helen. shes a really kind, friendly professor with a funny british accent. i waited until a few days before each exam to study and pulled off an A-.

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June 18, 2007

Professor Rees is wonderful. Although lecture is indeed two hours long, I never once felt bored or fell asleep. You learn a lot of cool things in this class and listen to good music. I really liked how she did the TA sections, too: they were basically like supplemental lectures, and depending on the topic, either her or one of the TA's would lecture for every section that week. As everyone has said, for the exams, just memorize the listening notes. If you can identify all the songs and know the listening notes well, there is no reason you won't get 100% . The papers can be a bit of a pain, but the more detailed notes you take at the concerts you go to, the easier it will be to write 5-6 pages.

To summarize: an easy, but interesting and worthwhile class, with a great professor. Take it!

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Dec. 14, 2003

Dr. Rees is very knowledgable in the world of Ethnomusicology, and if I ever wanted to learn anything about Chinese music, I would go to her. Her voice has a characteristic British monotone to it, and yes, her humor is pretty dry. But all the same it was an interesting class and a lot of the music you are exposed to is different and exposes you to things that you might not even know if you're of Asian descent. All music majors should definitely look into this class as a GE. If anyone says the course reader for this class is useless, they are right. DO NOT BUY IT, I looked at it once at the beginning of the quarter and never again. All that you need to know is in the listening notes, and the discussions cover it fairly well. The only thing relatively tedious about the class were the papers- it is pretty hard to annoying to write a 6-page report on a concert. The tests are straightforward, and most people will not end up a grade lower than a B+, even if you fall asleep in half the lectures like me.

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April 2, 2003

man this lady is really really dope... i totally like her English accent and i never once fell asleep in that whole 2 hour lecture... you get to hear asian music from pop to traditional... to the rare stuff too... sometimes the video clips are neat also... and her tests are EASY... i mean EASY... all you have to do is listen to the music notes man... the reader is liek the biggest waste of money... well not BIG cause it was under 20 bucks but still don't buy it... repeat EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS IN THE LISTENING NOTES WHICH SHE SUPPLIES YOU WITH...

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March 17, 2003

The class is not difficult, but her lectures are very boring. The content is fine, but you can only stand the monotone of her voice for so long before you completely tune out.

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June 29, 2009

1. dont buy the course reader, there were literally no questions on the exams from the course reader
2. go to class every day because rees tells you what to study/ what is important to know
3. print out the music notes and write your notes next to the listening examples
4. go to discussion because the TAs give u practice quizzes and helpful information. and they also present listening examples.
5. find a partner to quiz each other on the music examples, that was the most helpful method for me.
6. do the extra credit assignment because it pays off
7. show the TA/professor your music reports because they provide valuable critiques

take helen. shes a really kind, friendly professor with a funny british accent. i waited until a few days before each exam to study and pulled off an A-.

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Quarter: N/A
Grade: N/A
June 18, 2007

Professor Rees is wonderful. Although lecture is indeed two hours long, I never once felt bored or fell asleep. You learn a lot of cool things in this class and listen to good music. I really liked how she did the TA sections, too: they were basically like supplemental lectures, and depending on the topic, either her or one of the TA's would lecture for every section that week. As everyone has said, for the exams, just memorize the listening notes. If you can identify all the songs and know the listening notes well, there is no reason you won't get 100% . The papers can be a bit of a pain, but the more detailed notes you take at the concerts you go to, the easier it will be to write 5-6 pages.

To summarize: an easy, but interesting and worthwhile class, with a great professor. Take it!

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Dec. 14, 2003

Dr. Rees is very knowledgable in the world of Ethnomusicology, and if I ever wanted to learn anything about Chinese music, I would go to her. Her voice has a characteristic British monotone to it, and yes, her humor is pretty dry. But all the same it was an interesting class and a lot of the music you are exposed to is different and exposes you to things that you might not even know if you're of Asian descent. All music majors should definitely look into this class as a GE. If anyone says the course reader for this class is useless, they are right. DO NOT BUY IT, I looked at it once at the beginning of the quarter and never again. All that you need to know is in the listening notes, and the discussions cover it fairly well. The only thing relatively tedious about the class were the papers- it is pretty hard to annoying to write a 6-page report on a concert. The tests are straightforward, and most people will not end up a grade lower than a B+, even if you fall asleep in half the lectures like me.

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April 2, 2003

man this lady is really really dope... i totally like her English accent and i never once fell asleep in that whole 2 hour lecture... you get to hear asian music from pop to traditional... to the rare stuff too... sometimes the video clips are neat also... and her tests are EASY... i mean EASY... all you have to do is listen to the music notes man... the reader is liek the biggest waste of money... well not BIG cause it was under 20 bucks but still don't buy it... repeat EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW IS IN THE LISTENING NOTES WHICH SHE SUPPLIES YOU WITH...

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March 17, 2003

The class is not difficult, but her lectures are very boring. The content is fine, but you can only stand the monotone of her voice for so long before you completely tune out.

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4.2
Overall Rating
Based on 10 Users
Easiness 2.0 / 5 How easy the class is, 1 being extremely difficult and 5 being easy peasy.
Clarity 4.0 / 5 How clear the professor is, 1 being extremely unclear and 5 being very clear.
Workload 1.4 / 5 How light the workload is, 1 being extremely heavy and 5 being extremely light.
Helpfulness 3.6 / 5 How helpful the professor is, 1 being not helpful at all and 5 being extremely helpful.

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