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Ethnomusicology is an academic discipline with a very broad mandate: to understand why and how human beings are musical through the study of music in all its geographical and historical diversity. Ethnomusicological scholarship, however, has been remiss in articulating such goals, methods, and theories. A renowned figure in the field, Timothy Rice is one of the few scholars to regularly address this problem. In this volume, he offers a compilation of essays drawn from across his career that finds implicit and yet largely unrecognized patterns unifying ethnomusicology over its recent history. Modeling Ethnomusicology summarizes thirty years of thinking about the field of ethnomusicology as Rice frames and reframes the content of eight of his most important essays from their original context in relation to the environment of today's ethnomusicology. Rice proposes a variety of models meant to guide students and researchers in their study of ethnomusicology. Some of these models pull together disparate strands of the field, while others propose heuristic models that generate questions for researchers as they plan and conduct their research. A new introduction to these essays reviews the history of his writing about ethnomusicology and proposes an innovative model for theorizing in ethnomusicology by ethnomusicologists. This book will be an enduring, essential text in undergraduate and graduate ethnomusicology classrooms, as well as a must-buy for established scholars in the field.
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viii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • The splash of Icarus : theorizing sound writing/Writing sound theory / Deborah Kapchan
  • Part One. Writing sound theory. 1. Musicology, performativity, acoustemology / Suzanne G. Cusick ; 2. Acoustic palimpsests / J. Martin Daughtry ; 3. Writing the magnified musicking moment / Michele Kisliuk
  • Part Two. Memoir and metaphor as method. 4. Listening to resonant words / Alex Waterman ; 5. Sound commitments : extraordinary stories / Tomie Hahn ; 6. Traffic patterns / David Henderson ; 7. In my solitude : jazz song as "Sound Writing" / Carol Muller
  • Part Three. Theorizing sound writing. 8. Women out loud : religious performance in Islamic Indonesia / Anne K. Rasmussen ; 9. "Where the transcendent breaks into time" : toward a theology of sound in Afro-Cuban Regla de Ochá / Katherine Johanna Hagedorn ; 10. Almost imperceptible rhythms and stuff like that : the power of affect in live performance / Ana Pais
  • Part Four. Listening and witness. 11. Deadly soundscapes : scripts of lethal force and Lo-Fi death / Deborah Wong ; 12. Listening acts : witnessing the pain (and praise) of others / Deborah Kapchan ; Afterword : sound properties of the written word / Michael Jackson.
An eclectic and experimental exploration of sound from the vantage point of writing.
Music Library
169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Grußwort / Hellmut Hoffmann, Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Albanien
  • Einleitung / Eckehard Pistrick
  • Die deutsch-albanische Expedition von 1957 und ihre Bedeutung für die deutschsprachige Albanologie / Wilfried Fiedler
  • Wilfried Fiedler und die Kontakte zwischen kosovarischen Albanologen und ihren deutschsprachigen Kollegen / Rexhep Ismajli
  • Mit den großen Buchstaben : die fletë-rrufe im kommunistischen Albanien / Ardian Vehbiu
  • Die Diskussion der Frage der albanischen Ethnogenese : ein historischer Abriss / Kurt Gostentschnigg
  • A Post-Mortem Journey : Ambiguities of Home and Return among the Albanian Migrants in Greece / Gerda Dalipaj
  • Der Islam, Enver Hoxha und das albanische Kino : Umwege zur westlichen visuellen Moderne / Karl Kaser
  • Josef Székely und die Anf̃nge der Fotografie in Albanien / Robert Elsie
  • Visual culture in communist Albania : photography and photographers at the time of the Stockmann-Sokoli expedition (1957) / Gilles de Rapper
  • Fotografien als ideologischer Filter : Kurt Seligers "Albanien : Land der Adlersöhne" zwischen ethnologischem Blick und sozialistischem Realismus / Henry Ludwig
  • Eine musikalische "terra incognita"? : Albanien im Spiegel der multimedialen Ergebnisse der Expedition von 1957 / Eckehard Pistrick
  • Materials of the Albanian-German fieldwork of 1957 in the archive of music at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Art Studies : values, preservation and utility of a cultural heritage / Miaser Dibra.
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236 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introductory notes / Enrique Cámara de Landa ; Terada Yoshitaka
  • 1. Theory and methodology.
  • The ethnomusicological documentary: Some principles and guidelines / Nico Staiti
  • Approaches to visual anthropology applied to ethnomusicology: "Multivocal editing" and musical action as a form of knowledge / Charlotte Vignau
  • A regola d'Arte, an experience in reflexive visual anthropology / Fulvia Caruso
  • 2. Ethics and representation.
  • On making "Drumming out a Message": Filmmaking and marginalized communities / Terada Yoshitaka
  • Payada, empathy and social commitment: a filming experience in an Argentinian prison / Matías Isolabella
  • 3. Analysis.
  • Using video as a tool for the analysis of music and dance performances / Giorgio Adamo
  • Western chaco flutes and flute players revisited / María Eugenia Dominguez
  • Saludos amigos: Reflections about Brazilian's cultural identity / Daniel Vilela ; João Egashira
  • 4. Education.
  • Producing ethnomusicological audiovisuals in current educational contexts / Enrique Cámara de Landa
  • Ethnomusicology in the audiovisual world: Theoretical and educational applications / Nick Poulakis
  • 5. Fieldwork footage.
  • The birth of an intangible heritage archive: Guitarrón music and chino dances in central Chile / Claudio Mercado M.
  • Life beyond the archive: Converting archived fieldwork footage into a documentary / Rui Oliveira
  • 6. TV Documentaries.
  • An ethnomusicological perspective for a television documentary film shot in Calabar (Nigeria) / Leonardo D'Amico
  • Researching and producing visual ethnomusicology in Peru: On ethnographic videos and television documentaries / Raúl R. Romero.
Music Library
253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
In Following the Elephant, Bruno Nettl edits articles drawn from fifty years of the pioneering journal Ethnomusicology. The roster of acclaimed scholars hail from across generations, using other works in the collection as launching points for dialogues on the history and accomplishments of the field. Nettl divides the collection into three sections. In the first, authors survey ethnomusicology from perspectives that include thoughts on defining and conceptualizing the field and its concepts. The second section offers milestones in the literature that critique major works. The authors look at what separates ethnomusicology from other forms of music research and discuss foundational issues. The final section presents scholars considering ethnomusicology--including recent trends--from the perspective of specific, but abiding, strands of thought. Contributors: Charlotte J. Frisbie, Mieczylaw Kolinski, Gerhard Kubik, George List, Alan P. Merriam, Bruno Nettl, David Pruett, Adelaida Reyes, Timothy Rice, Jesse D. Ruskin, Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Gabriel Solis, Jeff Todd Titon, J. Lawrence Witzleben, and Deborah Wong.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252082559 20170410
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220 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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xi, 449 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm
  • One hundred years of Latin American music scholarship : an overview / Helena Simonett (with Michael Marcuzzi)
  • Part one. Academic lineages, disciplinary canons, and historiographies. Introduction / Javier F. León
  • Music research in South America / Raúl R. Romero
  • Between folklore and ethnomusicology : sixty years of folk and vernacular music studies in Colombia / Carlos Miñana Blasco
  • Popular musicology in Latin America : synthesis of its accomplishments, problems, and challenges / Juan Pablo González
  • The construction of history : the charango in the collective memory of mestizo Ayacucho / Julio Mendívil
  • Decline or progress? : eighteenth-century music and nineteenth-century nationalism / Alejandro Vera
  • The bambuco, hybrid knowledges, and the academy : a historical analysis of the persistence of coloniality in Latin American musical studies / Carolina Santamaría-Delgado
  • Part two. Popular music, style, and the social construction of genre. Introduction / Javier F. León
  • Notes for a prehistory of mambo / Rubén López-Cano
  • "I got phrasing" : changes in samba's melodic rhythm, 1917-1933 / Carlos Sandroni
  • Singing difference : Violeta Parra and Chilean song / Rodrigo Torres Alvardo
  • The nuevo cancionero movement : a change of paradigm in Argentine folklore / Claudio F. Díaz
  • Timba, rumba, and "appropriation from the inside" / Iñigo Sánchez Fuarros
  • Gender and Brazilian popular music : a study of female bands / Rodrigo Cantos Savelli Gomes, Maria Ignêz Cruz Mello
  • Part three. Alternate genealogies, marginal ontologies, and applied ethnomusicology. Introduction / Javier F. León
  • Myth, music, and dance : the Chicomexochitl / Gonzalo Camacho Díaz
  • Indigenous music and identity : musical spaces of urban Mapuche communities / Jorge Martínez Ulloa
  • Brazilian ethnomusicology as participatory ethnomusicology : anxieties regarding Brazilian musics / Angela Lühning
  • Applied ethnomusicology : a critical history of indigenous music studies in Mexico / Marina Alonso Bolaños
  • Metamorphosis of Afro-Brazilian performance traditions : from cultural heritage to the entertainment industry / José Jorge de Carvalho.
Javier F. LeA^3n and Helena Simonett curate a collection of essential writings from the last twenty-five years of Latin American music studies. Chosen as representative, outstanding, and influential in the field, each article appears in English translation. A detailed new introduction by LeA^3n and Simonett both surveys and contextualizes the history of Latin American ethnomusicology, opening the door for readers energized by the musical forms brought and nurtured by immigrants from throughout Latin America. Contributors: Marina Alonso BolaA+-os, JosA(c) Jorge de Carvalho, Maria IgnA*z Cruz Mello, Gonzalo Camacho DA-az, Claudio F. DA-az, Rodrigo Cantos Savelli Gomes, Juan Pablo GonzA!lez, Javier F. LeA^3n, RubA(c)n LA^3pez Cano, Angela LA hning, Jorge MartA-nez Ulloa, Julio MendA-vil, Carlos MiA+-ana Blasco, RaA * l R. Romero, IA+-igo SA!nchez Fuarros, Carlos Sandroni, Carolina SantamarA-a Delgado, Helena Simonett, Rodrigo Torres Alvarado, and Alejandro Vera.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252081675 20170424
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1 online resource.
  • Table of Contents I. Introduction: Applied Ethnomusicology, Challenges and Potentials Part 1. Jeff Todd Titon (USA): Applied Ethnomusicology, a Descriptive and Historical Account Part 2. Svanibor Pettan (Slovenia): Applied Ethnomusicology in the Global Arena Part 3. Jeff Todd Titon and Svanibor Pettan: An Introduction to the Essays II. Theoretical and Methodological Considerations 1. Dan Bendrups (Australia): Transcending Researcher Vulnerability through Applied Ethnomusicology 2. Klisala Harrison (Finland): Evaluating Values in Applied Ethnomusicology 3. Tan Sooi Beng (Malaysia): Cultural Engagement and Ownership through Participatory Approaches in Applied Ethnomusicology 4. Huib Schippers (Australia): Applied Ethnomusicology and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Understanding 'Ecosystems' of Music as a Tool for Sustainability 5. Jeff Todd Titon (USA): Sustainability, Resilience and Adaptive Management for Applied Ethnomusicology III. Advocacy 6. Jeffrey A. Summit (USA): Advocacy and the Ethnomusicologist: Assessing Capacity, Developing Initiatives, Setting Limits, and Making Sustainable Contributions 7. Ursula Hemetek (Austria): Applied Ethnomusicology as an Intercultural Tool: Some Experiences from the Last 25 Years of Minority Research in Austria 8. Michael B. Bakan (USA): Being Applied in the Ethnomusicology of Autism 9. Brian Schrag (USA): Motivations and Methods for Encouraging Artists in Longer Traditions 10. Zoe C. Sherinian (USA): Activist Ethnomusicology and Marginalized Musics of South Asia IV. Indigenous Peoples 11. Elizabeth Mackinlay (Australia): Decolonisation and Applied Ethnomusicology: Story-ing the Personal-Political-Possible in Our Work 12. Holly Wissler (USA): Andean Q'eros and Amazonian Wachiperi: Indigenous Voice in Grassroots Tourism, Safeguarding, and Ownership Projects V. Conflicts 13. Erica Haskell (USA): The Role of Applied Ethnomusicology in Post-conflict and Post-catastrophe Communities 14. Joshua D. Pilzer (Canada): The Study of Survivors' Music 15. Britta Sweers (Switzerland): The Public Display of Migrants in National(ist) Conflict Situations in Europe: An Analytical Reflection on University-Based Ethnomusicological Activism VI. Education 16. Susan E. Oehler Herrick (USA): Strategies and Opportunities in the Education Sector for Applied Ethnomusicology 17. John Morgan O'Connell (UK): Music and Humanism in the Aga Khan Humanities Project 18. Patricia Shehan Campbell (USA) and Lee Higgins (UK): Intersections between Ethnomusicology, Music Education and Community Music VII. Agencies 19. Dan Lundberg (Sweden): Archives and Applied Ethnomusicology 20. Clifford Murphy (USA): The Applied Ethnomusicologist as Public Folklorist: Ethnomusicological Practice in the Context of a Government Agency in the USA. 21. Zhang Boyu (China): Applied Ethnomusicology in China: An Analytical Review of Practice 22. Alan Williams (USA): The Problem and Potential of Commerce.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199351701 20160619
Applied studies scholarship has triggered a not-so-quiet revolution in the discipline of ethnomusicology. The current generation of applied ethnomusicologists has moved toward participatory action research, involving themselves in musical communities and working directly on their behalf. The essays in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology, edited by Svanibor Pettan and Jeff Todd Titon, theorize applied ethnomusicology, offer histories, and detail practical examples with the goal of stimulating further development in the field. The essays in the book, all newly commissioned for the volume, reflect scholarship and data gleaned from eleven countries by over twenty contributors. Themes and locations of the research discussed encompass all world continents. The authors present case studies encompassing multiple places; other that discuss circumstances within a geopolitical unit, either near or far. Many of the authors consider marginalized peoples and communities; others argue for participatory action research. All are united in their interest in overarching themes such as conflict, education, archives, and the status of indigenous peoples and immigrants. A volume that at once defines its field, advances it, and even acts as a large-scale applied ethnomusicology project in the way it connects ideas and methodology, The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology is a seminal contribution to the study of ethnomusicology, theoretical and applied.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199351701 20160619
295 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
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The sustainability of music and other intangible expressions of culture has been high on the agenda of scholars, governments and NGOs in recent years. However, there is a striking lack of systematic research into what exactly affects sustainability across music cultures. By analyzing case studies of nine highly diverse music cultures against a single framework that identifies key factors in music sustainability, Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures offers an understanding of both the challenges and the dynamics of music sustainability in the contemporary global environment, and breathes new life into the previously discredited realm of comparative musicology, from an emphatically non-Eurocentric perspective. Situated within the expanding field of applied ethnomusicology, this book confirms some commonly held beliefs, challenges others, and reveals sometimes surprising insights into the dynamics of music cultures. By examining, comparing and contrasting highly diverse contexts from thriving to 'in urgent need of safeguarding, ' Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures analyzes sustainability across five carefully defined domains. The book identifies pathways to strategies and tools that may empower communities to sustain and revitalize their music heritage on their terms. In this way, this book contributes to greater scholarly insight, new (sub)disciplinary approaches, and pathways to improved practical outcomes for the long-term sustainability of music cultures. As such it will be an essential resource for ethnomusicologists, as well as scholars and activists outside of music, with an interest in the preservation of intangible cultural heritage.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190259075 20170206
233 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: a sense of urban Africa
  • Representing Bamako
  • Artistiya
  • Ethics and aesthetics
  • A pious poetics of place
  • Money trouble
  • Afropolitan patriotism
  • Conclusion: an Africanist's query.
Music Library
xii, 383 pages, 49 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Prelude Keeping the Core Creative Soul-Spirit Part 1: Theory: Music Thinking Theories, Teaching, and Approaches Chapter 1: Ethnomusicologizing: The Way Forward, Cultural Relevancy Chapter 2: Ethnomusicology Studies in Music Culture Chapter 3: Popular Music Culture: How to Teach and Reach within Popular Music Chapter 4: Black Music Matters Chapter 5: Notes From Cuba Chapter 6: The "I Theory" Part 2: History: Backbones, Songs Chapter 7: A Progressive View of American Popular Music History, 1948-2014 Chapter 8: American Mavericks Interviews Chapter 9: Harlem Renaissance 1920-1935: Artistry, Aesthetics, Politics and Popular Culture Chapter 10: CBMR Letter Chapter 11: Mom, Dad, and the Making of Symphony 10 with Sweet Honey In The Rock Part 3: Culture: New Standards, Cultural Critique Chapter 12: Wake up! What Time is It Really? Who Turns it Up, Down, and Back?: Values on The Cultural Dial Chapter 13: Does Our Music Still Bring The Good News Of The Day? Chapter 14: On The Crisis of Popular Arts and Society: Steps Ahead Chapter 15: The Problem With Jazz Chapter 16: Review of George Lewis, Les Exercices Spirituels Chapter 17: Don't Use the "J word": Jazz in its Connections to Culture and Meaning Chapter 18: From Hip-Hop To Zombie Nation Chapter 19: Critical Culture Concerns Today Chapter 20: The Songs We Need To Be Hearing Again: Music Culture and A Musician's Credo To Citizenry Postlude: Afterthought on Ethnomusicologizing.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442229716 20160619
In Ethnomusicologizing: Essays on Music in the New Paradigms, composer and musicologist brings together a series of essays on music making in contemporary culture. More specifically, it focuses on the myriad ways we engage with music-as makers, as listeners, as consumers, as producers. Banfield labels this fully engaged process as "ethnomusicologizing, " as he explores the ways we create, share, teach, and discuss music. Throughout he argues that music is more than the experience of structured sound. It is rather a way of being more critically present as musicians and as citizens of sharing in the world itself. Ethnomusicologizing contains writings on contemporary music and culture studies, offering glimpses on more than just music history through reflective essays, interviews with contemporary artists, and exercises in the analysis and criticism of popular culture. In this work, Banfield instructs readers in the ways by which we may better appreciate and understand creative artistry and process, and their relation to history and its meaning. The essays comprise a choir of voices and perspectives that provide insight into contemporary music culture that provide readers a text that uses his own experiences as a musician-and in particular his travels through the musical world of Cuba-as well as his takes on contemporary popular recording artists, American music traditions, and music education to explore every aspect of creating, performing, and being in music. Offering many points of entry into the idea that musical experience, global citizenship and community-mindedness are all parts of a greater whole, Ethnomusicologizing encourages artists and readers to talk about the meaning of music-and art more generally-in entirely new ways.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442229716 20160619
Music Library
244 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
  • Einleitung
  • Musikethnologische Forschung im Feld der "klassischen westlichen Kunstmusik" : Standortbestimmung
  • Musikethnologische Perspektive
  • "Klassisch"
  • "Westlich"
  • "Kunstmusik"
  • Methodische Implikationen musikethnologischer Feldforschung
  • Feldforschung "at home"
  • Feldforschung "in the ethnomusicological past"
  • Feldforschung online
  • Startum als Forschungsperspektive in der Musikethnologie
  • Stars
  • Startum und Image
  • Der Image-Begriff
  • Startum posthum
  • Die Konstruktion eines Karajan-Images
  • Diskursgeschichtliche Bezugspunkte
  • Image-Komponenten
  • Perfektionismus
  • Technikaffinität
  • Nachwuchsförderung
  • Nationalsozialismus
  • Erfolg
  • Schönklang oder Karajan-Klang
  • Karajan als Bezugspunkt für das gegenwärtige "Kunstmusikwesen"
  • Musiker und Musikerinnen
  • Wissensvermittlung
  • Medien
  • Lokale Geschichte und Erinnerung
  • Generationenunterschiede
  • Kulturmanagement
  • Institutionen
  • Politik
  • Schlussbetrachtung: Karajan als "klassischer" Musikstar
  • Bibliographie, Diskographie
  • Verzeichnis der Filmbeiträge im Karajan-Jahr
  • Abstract, Zusammenfassung.
Music Library
107 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm.
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1 streaming video file (93 min.) : digital, sound, color
Alan Lomax (1915-2002) was a song collector who travelled around the world with his recording equipment, hunting for folk songs. Rogier Kappers went on a journey through Europe in search of the people Lomax recorded; this is a record of his journey, combined with conversations with colleagues and friends of Lomax.
xiii, 432 pages : illustrations, music, maps ; 29 cm.
  • Collecting folk music in 1936 and 1939
  • The music transcriptions by Harry Bolick and Steve Austin
  • About the notation
  • Music collected in 1936
  • Music collected in 1939.
Music Library
xx, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, music ; 27 cm
  • Part I: Place: Introduction 1. Soundscapes of the Old City: Listening to Jersualem's Old City (Israel/Palestine) Abigail Wood 2. "Soliyo" (Calling the horses): Song and memory in Mande music (Mali) Lucy Duran 3. "Aqqu" (White Swan): Sound Mimesis and Spirit Evocation in Kazakh Qobyz Performance (Kazakhstan) Saida Daukeyeva 4. "Grande Mestre": Longing and celebration in Capoeira Angola (Brazil) Zoe Marriage 5. "Asurang": Buzz, modernity and tradition in China (China) Rowan Pease Part II: Spirituality: Introduction 6. "Sogasuga": a song of songs (India) Richard Widdess 7. "Subhanallah": listening and weeping in a dhikr ceremony (East Turkestan) Rachel Harris 8. "Tamuke": A Shakuhachi Requiem (Japan) Kiku Day 9. "Sudamala" (Freed from evil): Exploring a ritual piece for Balinese gender wayang (Indonesia) Nick Gray 10. "Ibeji": Sounding the Sacred Twins of the Yoruba (Nigeria) Amanda Villepastour Part III: Movement: Introduction 11. "Song of Akuak": Audio-letters from South Sudan: Tracing Dinka networks, connections and intimacies beyond the war zone (Sudan) Angela Impey 12. "Dancing Girl": Flows, Formats and Fortune in Music (USA) Caspar Melville 13. "Tezeta" (Nostalgia): Memory and Loss in Ethiopia and the Diaspora (Ethiopia) Ilana Webster-Kogen 14. "El Alto de La Paz" - Digital cumbia, circulation of music, and music of circulation (Argentina) Geoffrey Baker.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415723114 20160618
Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which it is embedded, contexts of performance, the musicians who create or perform it, the journeys it has travelled, and its changing meanings. A collaborative venture by staff and research ethnomusicologists associated with the Department of Music at SOAS, University of London, Pieces of the Musical World is organized thematically. Three broad themes: "Place", "Spirituality" and "Movement" help teachers to connect contemporary issues in ethnomusicology, including soundscape studies, music and the environment, the politics of identity, diaspora and globalization, and music and the body. Each of the book's fourteen chapters highlights a single musical "piece" broadly defined, spanning the range of "traditional, " "popular", "classical" and "contemporary" musics, and even sounds which might be considered "not music." Primary sources and a web site hosting recordings with interactive listening guides, a glossary of musical terms and interviews all help to create a unique and dynamic learning experience of our musical world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415723114 20160618
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Extensive collection of bibliographic records and abstracts focused on music reference and other music related fields. Offers international coverage of books, bibliographies, conference proceedings, catalogs, discographies, dissertations, ethnographic recordings, Festschriften, films, iconographies, and videos. Includes both the traditional RILM database from 1967 to the present and the RILM Retrospective database for materials published prior to 1967.
1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Part I Listening to Music
  • Sound : the materials of music
  • Setting : the study of local musics
  • Significance : music's meaning in everyday life
  • Part II Transmitting music
  • Music and migration
  • Music and memory
  • Music, mobility, and the global marketplace
  • Part III Understanding Music
  • Music and dance
  • Music and ritual
  • Music and politics
  • Music and identity.
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xiii, 560 pages ; 25 cm
  • Contemplating the musics of the world. A harmless drudge : reaching for the dictionary ; Combining tones : on the concept of music ; Is music the universal language of mankind? : commonalities and the origins of music
  • As sounds and structures. Inspiration and perspiration : creative processes ; A nonuniversal language : on the musics of the world ; The fundamental skill : notation and transcription ; Contemplating musical repertories : a sampling of descriptive and analytical approaches ; The most indefatigable tourists of the world : units of musical thought ; Apples, oranges, and a Model T : comparison and comparative study
  • In the field. Come back and see me next Tuesday : essentials of the fieldwork tradition ; You will never understand this music : insiders and outsiders ; Citadels of the profession : archives, preservation, and the study of recordings ; No one plays it like me : ordinary and exceptional musicians ; You call that fieldwork? : redefining the "field" ; Who owns this music? : the host's perspective
  • In human culture. Music and "that complex whole" : studying music in or as culture ; Writing the meat-and-potatoes book : musical ethnography ; "If music be the food of love ..." : uses and functions ; The river of Heraclitus : on people changing their music ; Traditions : recorded, printed, written, oral, virtual ; The basic unit of all culture and civilization : signs, symbols, and meaning ; The whys of world music : determinants of musical style
  • In all of its varieties. The "where" of world music : interpreting geographic distribution ; Never heard a horse sing : taxonomies and boundaries ; The creatures of Jubal : instruments ; 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 : a variety of minorities
  • From a broad perspective. Are you doing anyone any good? : thoughts on applied ethnomusicology ; Musing about an interdiscipline : musicology, anthropology, and the study of dance ; Second thoughts : some personal disclosures ; On the shape of the story : persepctives on the history of ideas and practices ; A snapshot of the new century : notes on ethnomusicology today.
Known affectionately as "The Red Book, " Bruno Nettl's The Study of Ethnomusicology became a classic upon its original publication in 1983. Scholars and students alike have hailed it not just for its insights but for a disarming, witty style able to engage and entertain even casual readers while providing essential grounding in the field. In this third edition, Nettl revises the text throughout, adding new chapters and discussions that take into account recent developments across the field and reflecting on how his thinking has changed or even reversed itself during his sixty-year career. An updated bibliography rounds out the volume.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780252039287 20160618
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