Worlds of Music An Introduction to the Music of the World’s Peoples, Shorter Version (with CD-ROM)

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-27
  • Publisher: Schirmer
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This shorter version of the best-selling WORLDS OF MUSIC is based on the 4th edition and provides much of the authoritative coverage of the comprehensive version in a format that's accessible to students without any background or training in music. 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 students a true sense of both the music and culture that created it.General editor, Jeff Todd Titon, has written the text's opening chapter, that introduces students to ethnomusicology and relates each chapter's music heard on the accompanying CDs to the fundamentals of music in a worldwide context. The text concludes with a chapter that invites students to participate by undertaking a fieldwork research project that increases a student's understanding of music in daily life.Two CDs accompany every copy of the book on the inside back cover. The selected recordings cover 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 the student hear contrasting music-cultures. Packaged with the text, the CDs make this book the best value available for the course.

Table of Contents

Music Culture as a World of Music
The Soundscape
The Music-Culture
Music or Nonmusic?
Patterns in Music
A Music-Culture Performance Model
The Four Components of a Music-Culture
Ecological Worlds of Music
Study Questions
Glossary Resources
North America/Native America
The Sioux Musical Style (Close Listening: Grass Dance, Traditional Sioux War Dance The Zuni Musical Style; Close Listening: Zuni Lullaby)
The Iroquois Musical Style (Close Listening: "Gadasjot," Quiver Dance or Warrior's Stomp Dance Song)
Musical Life of the Navajos (Close Listening: Yebichai, Navajo Dance Song; Close Listening: "Folsom Prison Blues"; Close Listening: "Shizhan?'?," Navajo Circle Dance Song; Close Listening: Hymn of the Native American Church; Close Listening: "Clinging to a Saving Hand," Traditional Christian Hymn)
The Native American Flute Revival
Study Questions.Glossary
Africa: Ewe, Mande, Dagbamba, Shona, BaAka
Postal Workers Canceling Stamps (Close Listening: Postal Workers Canceling Stamps at the University of Ghana Post Office)
Agbekor: Music and Dance of the Ewe People (Close Listening: Agbekor Vulolo; Close Listening: Agbekor Adzo; Close Listening: Agbekor Vutsotsoe; Close Listening: Performance Demonstration of an Agbekor Percussion Ensemble)
The Jaliya of the Mande (Close Listening: "Lambango," a Mande Song)
Drummers of the Dagbamba (Close Listening: "Nag Biegu," Traditional Praise Name Dance Song)
Shona Mbira Music (Close Listening: "Nhemamusasa," Traditional Shona)
The BaAka, Forest People (Close Listening: "Makala," a Mabo Performance Event)
Conclusion as Discussion
Study Questions
Glossary Resources
North America/Black America
Music of Worship (Close Listening: "Amazing Grace")
Music of Work (Close Listening: Field holler; Close Listening: "Rosie" (call and response excerpt); Close Listening: "Rosie")
Music of Play
Blues (Close Listening: "Poor Boy Blues"; Close Listening: "She Got Me Walkin'"; Close Listening: "Ain't Enough Comin' In")
A Few Final Words
Study Questions
Glossary Resources
East Asia/Japan (by Linda Fujie)
General Characteristics of Japanese Traditional Music
The Shakuhachi (Bamboo Flute) (Close Listening: "Tsuru no sugomori" ("Nesting Cranes"))
The Kouta (Short Song) and Shamisen (Lute) (Close Listening: "Hakusen no" ("A White Fan"))
Folk Song (Close Listening: "Nikata-bushi" ("The Song of the Nikata"))
Popular Music (Close Listening: Taiko (Drumming); Close Listening: "Naite Nagasaki" ("Crying Nagasaki"))
Final Words
Study Questions
Glossary Resources
India/South India
Culture, History, Politics
The Classical Music of South India
A Carnatic Music Performance (Close Listening: "Sarasiruha," Kriti in Natai raga, Adi tala)
Indian Music and the West
Study Questions
Glossary Resources
Central Java
Gamelan (Close Listening: Performance Demonstration of a Javanese Gendhing, "Bubaran Kembang Pacar"; Close Listening: Playon "Lasem" sl?ndro pathet nem, Central Javanese Gamelan Music for Shadow Puppetry)
Bali (Close Listening: "Kosalia Arinim," Gamelan Gong Kebyar)
Popular Music (Close Listening: "Shufflendang-Shufflending," Ethno-Jazz Fusion of West Java)
Study Questions
Glossary Resources
Latin America: Chile/Bolivia/Ecuador/Peru
Chilean Nueva Canci?n (Close Listening: "El aparecido" ("The Apparition"))
Bolivian K'antu (Close Listening: "Kuitimunapaq" ("So that we can return"))
The Quichua of the Northern Andes of Ecuador (Close Listening: "Muyu muyari warmigu" ("Please return, dear woman"), a Quichua Sanju?n; Close Listening: "Iluman tiyu" ("Man from Iluman"), a Classic Sanju?n of the Imbabura Quichua)
African-Ecuadorian Music of the Chota River Valley (Close Listening: "Me gusta la leche" ("I like milk"), an African-Ecuadorian Sanju?n)
The Andean Ensemble Phenomenon: Going Abroad (Close Listening: "Amor imposible" ("Impossible Love"), Traditional Peruvian wayno)
Afro-Peruvian Music (Close Listening: "Azucar de bana" ("Sugar Cane"), an Afro-Peruvian Land? Despedida, or Farewell)
Study Questions
Glossary Resources
Discovering and Documenting a World of Music
Music in Our Own Backyards
Doing Musical Ethnography
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