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Awesome music history  August 1, 2014

This book literally rocks. I love how it effortlessly transitions to one period or the other. Awesome time reading it.

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From jeliya to cha cha cha, Shandong to sean nos, and the Beatles and beleganjur to Bollywood and belly dance, the second edition of World Music: Traditions and Transformationstakes students on an exciting global journey of musical and cultural discovery, exploration, and experience. Through clearly focused case studies of diverse musicultural traditions, Michael Bakan illustrates the transformative life of world musics from traditional folk, ritual, and classical genres to contemporary popular and art musics, jazz, and world beat. Integral connections between particular musics and their historical, cultural, and international contexts are consistently emphasized. The text also includes a globally inclusive introduction to core elements of music and culture that makes its unique and friendly approach accessible to music majors and non-majors alike.

Table of Contents


About This Book: An Introduction for Students


Chapter 1: What, in the World, Is Music?

Chapter 2: How Music Lives: A Musicultural Approach

Chapter 3: How Music Works, Part I: Rhythm

Chapter 4: How Music Works, Part II: Pitch

Chapter 5: How Music Works, Part III: Dynamics,Timbre, and Instruments

Chapter 6: How Music Works, Part IV: Texture and Form


Chapter 7:Indonesian Gamelan Music: Interlocking Rhythms, Interlocking Worlds

Chapter 8: From Raga to Bollywood: Developments and Intercultural Crossings in Indian Music

Chapter 9: ‘Not the Same, but Just as Nice’: Traditions and Transformations in Irish Music

Chapter 10: The River and the Path: Conversation and Collective Expression in West African Musics

Chapter 11: ‘See How She Moves’: Musics of Latin America and the “Oye Como Va” Phenomenon

Chapter 12: From Baladi to Belly Dance: Rhythm, Dance, and Music in Egypt and Beyond

Chapter 13: A Musicultural History of the Chinese Zheng


References Cited in the Text



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