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Thinking Musically : Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780195341911

ISBN10:
0195341910
Format:
Package
Pub. Date:
11/19/2008
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press

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Summary

Designed for undergraduates and general readers with little or no background in music, Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures--including the Americas, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Europe--and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. Thinking Musically explores the importance of musical instruments and discusses the fundamental elements of music--including rhythm, pitch in melodic and harmonic relationships, and form--and examines how they vary in different musical traditions. The author considers the effects of cultural factors such as gender and ethnicity on the perception, interpretation, and performance of music, as well as the forces of nationalism, cultural encounters, and westernization. New to the Second Edition *Revised to bring the book up-to-date with current trends that are influencing music around the world, including the accelerating impact of technology (YouTube, MySpace, and digital downloading) and the increased effects of globalization *Increased consideration of the pressures exerted by gender and mass media on the form, content, and performance of music *Expanded discussion of fieldwork (in Chapter 7 and throughout the book) *Includes additional photographs, expanded CD tracks, and new activities Thinking Musically is the cornerstone of the Global Music Series; each case study in the series uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure--covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Thinking Musically can be used with case studies in any combination to provide a rich exploration of world musical cultures, or it can be used independently as a short introduction to world music or music appreciation. Thinking Musically includes two 80-minute CDs--corresponding with activities found throughout the text--that feature selections from a wide variety of musical cultures.

Author Biography


Bonnie C. Wade is Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. One of two general editors of the Global Music Series, she is also the author of another volume in the series, Music in Japan (OUP, 2005), in addition to numerous other titles.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface CD Track List Letter to the Readers
Thinking about Music People Music Makers Listeners Music In Terms of Sound Calling Something ""Music"" Aesthetic Values in Music Meaning Music and Textual Meaning Music as Text Use Transmission Oral and Aural Transmission Written Transmission
Thinking about Instruments Instruments as Objects Ideas about Instruments-types Ideas about Particular Instruments Spiritual Associations Associations of Sexuality
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