The Study of Ethnomusicology

The Study of Ethnomusicology : THIRTY-ONE ISSUES AND CONCEPTS

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A landmark in ethnomusicology, expanded and revised
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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 36mm | 721.22g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd ed.
  • 0252072782
  • 9780252072789
  • 285,566

About Bruno Nettl

Bruno Nettl is professor emeritus of music and anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. An internationally renowned musicologist, he is both a founder and past president of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the author of many books.
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"An amazing repository of information recounted from texts and others sources, as well as from texts and other sources, as well as from Nettl's own work and personal interpretations of events, relationships, ideas, directions, and experiences over the course of the history of the discipline... Overall, the text provides an excellent historical account of the discipline: it issues, concepts, ideas, methods, terminology, and seminal (and other) scholars." --Notes
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Table of contents

The Musics of the World The Harmless Drudge: Defining Ethnomusicology; The Art of Combining Tones: The Music Concept; Inspiration and Perspiration: The Creative Process; The Universal Language: Universals of Music; The non-universal Language: Varieties of Music; Apples and Oranges: Comparative Study; I Can't Say a Thing until I've Seen the Score: Transcription and Notation; In the Speech Mode: Contemplating Repertories; The Most Indefatigable Tourists of the World: Tunes and Their Relationships In the Field Come Back and See Me next Tuesday: essentials of Fieldwork; You Will Never Understand this Music: Insiders and Outsiders; Hanging on for Dear Life: Preservation and Archives; I Am the Greatest: Ordinary and Exceptional Musicians; You Call That Fieldwork? Redefining the 'Field'; What Do You Think You're Doing? The Host's Perspective In Culture Music and;That Complex Whole': Music in Culture; The Meat-and-Potatoes Book: Musical Ethnography; Music Hath Charms: Uses and Functions of Music; In the Beginning: Origins of Music; The Continuity of Change: On People Changing Their Music; Recorded, Printed, Written, Oral: Traditions; The Basic Unit of All Human Behavior and Civilization: Signs and Symbols; Location, Location, Location! Interpreting Geographic Distribution; The Whys of Musical Style: Determinants In All Its Varieties I've never heard a Horse Sing: Musical Stratification; The Creatures of Jubal: Organology; How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall? Teaching and Learning; I'm a Stranger here Myself: Women's Music, Women in Music; Diversity and Difference: Some Minorities; A New Era: The 1990s and Beyond; The Shape of the Story: Remarks On History
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