Excursions in World Music / Edition 3

Excursions in World Music / Edition 3

by Bruno Nettl, P. V. Bohlman, T. Turino, I. K.F. Wong
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130316482

ISBN-13: 9780130316486

Pub. Date: 11/15/2000

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This introductory text offers readers a glimpse into the major musical traditions of the world by first presenting a lively vignette of a musical performance, followed by a general description of the society and its music. Each chapter features a specific area of the world, and is written in friendly non-technical language by a scholar who is a specialist in

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This introductory text offers readers a glimpse into the major musical traditions of the world by first presenting a lively vignette of a musical performance, followed by a general description of the society and its music. Each chapter features a specific area of the world, and is written in friendly non-technical language by a scholar who is a specialist in that region.

Excursions in World Music, 3/e gives students a concrete grasp of the rich diversity of the world's music by highlighting the most important social and musical aspects for each culture. The opening chapter provides an introduction to ethnomusicology and the study of world music by Bruno Nettl, one of the leading scholars in the field.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Musical instruments
  • The most important musical occasions
  • A survey of styles for each region
  • The social development of music
  • The meaning and value music holds for each society
  • Recent changes in musical traditions
  • Discussion of the musical selections on the accompanying CDs integrated into the chapters to make the book more effective for learning

New features to this edition include enlarged chapter-opening maps, which will help students focus on the regions discussed as well as major revision to Chapter 1, Introduction, Chapter 3, Music of the Middle East, Chapter 4, The Music of China, and Chapter 10, Native American Music. More depth and coverage is provided in these chapters than in previous editions, giving students a broader perspective on these musical traditions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130316486
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/15/2000
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
353
Product dimensions:
7.58(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction: Studying Musics of the World's Cultures1
2The Music of India14
3Music of the Middle East42
4The Music of China69
5The Music of Japan104
6The Music of Indonesia131
7The Music of Sub-Saharan Africa161
8The Musical Culture of Europe191
9Music in Latin America223
10Native American Music251
11Ethnic North America269
Glossary309
Index331

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