Analytical Studies in World Music

Analytical Studies in World Music

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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 more

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 352 pages
  • 160 x 238.8 x 35.6mm | 748.44g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 13 halftones, 25 line illus. & 116 music examples
  • 0195177886
  • 9780195177886

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"Written by a distinguished group of ethnomusicologists, music historians, composers, and theorists, Tenzer's innovative collection includes both works that exist in written scores and in aural tradition, music precisely notated and music substantially improvised. Each study provides unique insights into its respective culture, and the whole, far more than the sum of its parts, looks forward to a direction in scholarship in which all of the world's musical works are seen equally worthy of analytical treatment that is sophisticated, culturally informed, and intuitively generated."--Bruno Nettl, Professor of Music and Anthropology Emeritus, University of Illinois, Former President of the Society for Ethnomusicology"Analytical Studies in World Music provides a foundation for a truly cross-cultural branch of music theory. Its central premise is as simple as it is startling: that musics of different cultures can be regarded on equal terms, and that doing so deepens our understanding not just of the pieces being studied but of music as a whole. The book provides not only extremely useful entry points to a remarkably broad range of music, but does so with exemplary good scholarship: rigorous and detailed under a clearly defined philosophical framework; humble and provisional while searching for larger, universal truths. Tenzer's introduction is revolutionary in its clear-headedness, gently and reasonably advocating a radical reconception of the ways we categorize, teach, and ultimately think about music in the world today."--Evan Ziporyn, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Music, Massachusetts Institute of Technology"This groundbreaking collection tackles one of the most enduring issues in ethnomusicology: the analysis of the world's so-called non-Western musics using primarily Western theories and models. The authors have rewarded us with imaginative analyses that are responsive both to the sensibilities of the insiders who created this music and to those of the outsiders who have come to know and love it."--Ellen Koskoff, Professor of Ethnomusicology, Eastman School of Music, Former President of the Society for Ethnomusicologyshow more

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