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Excursions in World Music

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780132306324

ISBN10:
0132306328
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/1996
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

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Summary

This dynamic introductory book takes readers on a vivid exploration into the major musical cultures of the world by first presenting a lively vignette of a musical occasion, and then placing that occasion in the context of a general description of the society and musical culture. KEY TOPICS The book divides the world into ten major culture areas and devotes a chapter to each, exploring the musical cultures of such fascinating lands as India, the Middle East, Indonesia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. The presentation features a synthetic treatment of musical life and ideas about music, musical style, music history, and musical instruments; briefly describes additional musical genres or contexts; and considers recent developments. For individuals interested in the music of the world.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Introduction: Studying Musics of the World's Cultures
1(13)
Bruno Nettl
Our Purpose: Presenting the World of Music
1(2)
Notes on The Marriage of Figaro
3(1)
Certain Basic Assumptions
4(2)
Universals of Music
6(1)
Musical Change, Transmission, and History
7(1)
Musical Instruments
8(1)
Why Different Cultures Have Different Kinds of Music
9(2)
The Field of Ethnomusicology
11(3)
The Music of India
14(28)
Charles Capwell
Attending a Music Conference in Calcutta
14(8)
Roots
22(7)
The Karnatak Recital and Types of Pieces
29(4)
Instruments
33(4)
The Realm of Indian Music
37(2)
Prospects
39(3)
Music of the Middle East
42(27)
Bruno Nettl
Concerts in Tehran
42(6)
Musical and Cultural Values
48(6)
Middle Eastern Culture and History
54(4)
Melody and Rhythm
58(2)
Ways of Making Music
60(9)
The Music of China
69(35)
Isabel K. F. Wong
The Contemporary Scene
69(9)
Instrumental Performance at a Teahouse in Shanghai
78(4)
The Qin and Its Music
82(6)
The Pipa and Its Music
88(1)
Prominent Features in Culture and Music
89(3)
Regional Styles
92(1)
Peking Opera
93(11)
The Music of Japan
104(27)
Isabel K. F. Wong
Hogaku Performance in Tokyo
104(8)
Theater Music
112(7)
The Religious Traditions
119(4)
A Concert and a Court Tradition
123(5)
General Tendencies and Characteristics of Hogaku
128(3)
The Music of Indonesia
131(30)
Charles Capwell
Javanese Music in Chicago
131(2)
The Javanese Gamelan
133(6)
The Cultural and Historical Significance of Javanese Gamelan Music
139(6)
Music in Bali
145(6)
The Influence of Foreign Artists and Tourists
151(3)
Four Kinds of Popular Music in Java
154(4)
Unity in Diversity
158(3)
The Music of Sub-Saharan Africa
161(30)
Thomas Turino
A Shona Mbira Performance in Zimbabwe
161(4)
The Mbira and Some General Principles of African Music
165(3)
Africa General and Africa Specific
168(1)
Musical Values, Practices, and Social Style
169(12)
A Sampling of Instruments
181(3)
Urban-Popular Music Traditions
184(7)
The Musical Culture of Europe
191(32)
Philip V. Bohlman
Music in the Life of Modern Vienna
191(5)
Europe as a Music Culture
196(6)
Ideas about Music
202(7)
Musical Instruments
209(5)
History and Social Structure in European Musical Life
214(2)
European Music in the Late Twentieth Century
216(7)
Music in Latin America
223(28)
Thomas Turino
An Andean Mestizo Fiesta in Paucartambo, Peru
223(4)
Sociocultural Heritages and Historical Background
227(2)
Mestizo Musical Values and Musical Style
229(9)
Native American Musical Values and Musical Style
238(6)
African-American Musical Values and Styles
244(7)
Native American Music
251(18)
Bruno Nettl
``North American Indian Days''
251(4)
Some Older Ceremonial Traditions
255(1)
The World of Native American Cultures and Music
256(2)
Ideas about Music
258(2)
Musical Instruments
260(3)
Aspects of the History of Native American Music
263(6)
Ethnic North America
269(40)
Philip V. Bohlman
Music at the Urban Folk Festival
269(3)
The Multiplicity of Musics in North America
272(3)
Ideas about Music
275(8)
Musical Instruments
283(5)
Social Structure/Musical Structure
288(3)
The Music of an African-American Community
291(10)
Contemporary and Popular Ethnic Musics
301(8)
Glossary 309(22)
Index 331


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