Excursions in World Music

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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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