Worlds of Music An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, Shorter Version

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-05
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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No background or training in music? No problem. This shorter version of WORLDS OF MUSIC: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLES is written to make music accessible. Using the case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music of several cultures from around the world. The authors all ethnomusicologists working in their fields of expertise base their discussions of music-cultures on their own fieldwork and give you a true sense of both the music and culture that created it. The supplementary 3 CD set works hand in hand with the authors' prose providing students with access to a wide range of music-cultures and include authentic recordings from the authors' fieldwork. Leading off is the long-standing jewel in the Worlds of Music crown James Koetting's magnificent recording of postal workers canceling stamps at the University of Ghana post office. A Western-sounding hymn tune performed against African rhythms, this piece, more that any other, lets you hear contrasting music-cultures.

Table of Contents

Music Culture as a World Of Music
The Soundscape
The Music-Culture
What is Music?
Structure in Music
A Music-Culture Performance Model
The Four Components of a Music-Culture
Ecological and Sustainable Worlds of Music
Study Questions
North America/Native America
Three Different Styles
Music of the Navajos
The Native American Flute Revival
Study Questions
Africa/Ewe, Mande, Dagbamba, Shona, Baaka
Postal Workers Canceling Stamps
Agbekor: Music and Dance of the Ewe People
Drummers of the Dagbamba
Shona Mbira Music
The BaAka People Singing "Makala"
Conclusion as Discussion
Study Questions
North America/Black America
Music of Worship
Music of Work
Music of Play
A Few Final Words
Study Questions
Europe/Central and Southeastern Regions
Europe: An Overview
Social and Political Organization
The Sounds of European Music
Case Study: Podhale, Polish Tatra Region
European Regional Musics on the Global Stage: Two Case Studies
Reinterpreting Europe
Study Questions
India/South India
History, Culture and Music
Many Musics
Classical Music
A Carnatic Music Performance
Indian Music and the West
Study Questions
Asia/Music of Indonesia
Central Java
Indonesian Popular Music
Study Questions
East Asia/China, Taiwan, Singapore, Overseas Chinese
A Cross-Section of Chinese Music
Folk Song
Instrumental Ensemble Traditions
Opera and Ballad Traditions
Solo Instrumental Traditions
Religious Tradtions
Popular Music
Chinese Music/World Music? Study Questions
Latin America/Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
Chilean Nueva Canci=n: Victor Jara and Inti Illimani
Bolivian K'antu
The Quichua of the Northern Andes of Ecuador
The Andean Ensemble Phenomenon: Going Abroad
Afro-Peruvian Music: A Land=
Despedida, or Farewell
Study Questions
The Arab World
The Takht Ensemble
Religion and Music in the Arab World
Music in History/Music as History
The Maghrib
The Music of Celebration: Communal Music Making at a Wedding in Morocco
Poetry and Core Values of Bedouin Culture
Homeland and Diaspora: An Unexpected Reaction
From Diaspora to Globalization.: Ofra Haza and World Beat
Concluding Remarks
Study Questions
Discovering and Documenting a World of Music
Music in Our Own Backyards
Doing Musical Ethnography
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