Excursions in World Music

Excursions in World Music

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World Music, Introductory Ethnomusicology courses, and as a supplementary text in general Music Appreciation courses at the undergraduate level.This dynamic introductory text takes students 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.
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  • Paperback | 353 pages
  • 192.5 x 220 x 17.5mm | 544.32g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130316482
  • 9780130316486

Table of contents

1. Introduction: 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 Do Different Cultures Have Different Kinds of Music. The Field of Ethnomusicology.2. 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.3. Music of the Middle East, Bruno Nettl. Concerts in Tehran. Music and Cultural Values. Middle Eastern Culture and History. Melody and Rhythm. Ways of Making Music.4. The Music of China, Isabel K.F. Wong. 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.5. The Music of Japan, Isabel K.F. Wong. Hogaku Performance in Tokyo. Theater Music. The Religious Traditions. A Concert and a Court Tradition. General Tendencies and Characteristics of Hogaku.6. The Music of Indonesia, Charles Capwell. Javanese Music in Chicago. The Javanese Gamelan. The Cultural and Historical Significance of Javanese Gamelan Music. Music in Bali. The Influence of Foreign Artists and Tourists. Four Kinds of Popular Music in Java. Unity in Diversity.7. The Music of Sub-Saharan Africa, Thomas Turino. A Shona Mbira Performance in Zimbabwe. The Mbira and Some General Principles of African Music. Africa General and Africa Specific. Musical Values, Practices, and Social Style. A Sampling of Instruments. Urban-Popular Music Traditions.8. The Musical Culture of Europe, Philip V. Bohlman. Music in the Life of Modern Vienna. Europe as a Music Culture. Ideas about Music. Musical Instruments. History and Social Structure in European Musical Life. European Music in the Late Twentieth Century.9. Music in Latin America, Thomas Turino. An Andean Mestizo Fiesta in Paucartambo, Peru. Sociocultural Heritages and Historical Background. Mestizo Musical Values and Musical Style. Native American Musical Values and Musical Style. African-American Musical Values and Styles.10. Native American Music, Bruno Nettl "North American Indian Days." Some Older Ceremonial Traditions. The World of Native American Cultures and Music. Ideas about Music. Musical Instruments. Aspects of the History of American Indian Music.11. Ethnic North America, Philip V. Bohlman. Music at the Urban Folk Festival. The Multiplicity of Musics in North America. Ideas about Music. Musical Instruments. Social Structure/Musical Structure. The Music of an African-American Community. Contemporary and Popular Ethnic Musics.Glossary. Index.
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About Charles Capwell

BRUNO NETTL studied at Indiana University, has taught at the University of Illinois since 1964 and has done field work in Iran (where he studied the Persian setar), among the Blackfoot people of Montana, and in South India, and is the author of The Study of Ethnomusicology, Blackfoot Musical Thought: Comparative Perspectives, and Heartland Excursions: Ethnomusicological Reflections on Schools of Music.CHARLES CAPWELL, a Harvard Ph.D., did field research among the Bauls of Bengal, India, and in Calcutta (where he also studied sarod), and he has studied Muslim popular music in Indonesia. He is the author of Musci of the Bauls of Bengal and of numerous articles on aspects of south Asian musical culture, and has been on the faculty of the University of Illinois since 1976, where he also supervises the gamelan program.ISABEL WONG studied at Brown University and teaches Chinese and other East Asian music at the University of Illinois. She has done research on a large variety of music of her native China, including music drama, urban popular music, politics and music, and the history of musical scholarship in Chinese culture. More recently she has devoted herself also to the study of Chinese-American musical culture.THOMAS TURINO studied at the University of Texas and has taught at the University of Illinois since 1987. After extensive field research in Peru, he published Moving Away from Silence, about the musical culture of the Aymara in a variety of contexts. In 1992-93 he lived for a year in Zimbabwe, where he did research on village music and musical nationalism. He is an expert performer on the African Mbira and founder of the Peruvian panpipe ensemble at Illinois.PHILIP BOHLMAN studied at the University of Illinois and has been, since 1987, at the University of Chicago. He has done fieldwork in ethnic communities in Wisconsin, Chicago, and Pittsburgh, as well as Israel, Germany, and Austria. He is the author of The Land Where Two Streams Flow and The Study of Folk Music in the Modern World. Among his recent interests is the study of music in the pilgrimages of various religions.
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