World Music A Very Short Introduction

Author: Philip V. Bohlman
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191579455
Size: 16.57 MB
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'World music' emerged as an invention of the West from encounters with other cultures. This book draws readers into a remarkable range of these historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eight chapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. World Music is wide-ranging in its geographical scope, yet individual chapters provide in-depth treatments of selected music cultures and regional music histories. The book frequently zooms in on repertoires and musicians - such as Bob Marley, Bartok, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - and attempts to account for world music's growing presence and popularity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Excursions In World Music

Author: Bruno Nettl
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317350293
Size: 20.31 MB
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Explore the relationship between music and society around the world This comprehensive introductory text creates a panoramic experience for beginner students by exposing them to the many musical cultures around the globe. Each chapter opens with a musical encounter in which the author introduces a key musical culture. Through these experiences, students are introduced to key musical styles, musical instruments, and performance practices. Students are taught how to actively listen to key musical examples through detailed listening guides. The role of music in society is emphasized through chapters that focus on key world cultural groups.

The Garland Encyclopedia Of World Music South Asia The Indian Subcontinent

Author: Bruno Nettl
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0824049462
Size: 14.79 MB
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"Garland's ambitious 10-volume series takes a cultural approach to its focus on the music of all the world's peoples. Each volume is arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group, and complemented by an extensive index. Although each volume will differ because of the nature of the material, the organization remains consistent throughout all: regional overviews first; music in the social context next; then finally, the musical traditions of individual countries or ethnic groups. Of exceptional value are the CDs that accompany each volume, often with previously unrecorded music, as well as the resource guides, extensive bibliographies, and photographs. Separate pricing makes it easy to buy just the volumes that your patrons need and will use".--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Analytical Studies In World Music

Author: Michael Tenzer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195177893
Size: 14.77 MB
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Analytical Studies in World Music assembles eleven distinguished writers on music to discuss the detail and ingenuity with which sound is organized in musical traditions all over the world. Each chapter uses a recording, notation, diagrams, and imaginative description to bring the music to life as sound pattern and creative process, while an introductory chapter proposes ways to think about musical structures cross-culturally.