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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 TOPICSThe 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
|List of Recordings|
|Studying Musics of the World's Cultures Bruno Nettl Our Purpose|
|Presenting the World of Music Notes on the "Marriage of Figaro"|
|Certain Basic Assumptions Universals of Music Musical Change, Transmission, and History Musical|
|Instruments Why Different Cultures Have Different Kinds of Music|
|The Field of Ethnomusicology Bibliography|
|The Music of India Charles Capwell Attending a Music Conference in Calcutta Roots|
|The Karnatak Recital and Types of Pieces Instruments|
|The Realm of Indian Music Prospects Bibliography Discography|
|Music of the Middle East Bruno Nettl Concerts in Tehran Musical and Cultural Values|
|Middle Eastern Culture and History Melody and Rhythm Ways of Making Music Bibliography Discography|
|The Music of China|
|The Contemporary Scene Instrumental Performance at a Teahouse in Shanghai The Qin and Its Music|
|The Pipa and Its Music Prominent Features in Culture and Music Regional Styles Bibliography Discography|
|The Music of Japan|
|Performance in Tokyo Theater Music&n|
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