Musical Notations Of The Orient

Musical Notations Of The Orient

by Walter Kaufmann
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253386608

ISBN-13: 9780253386601

Pub. Date: 02/01/2003

Publisher: Indiana University Press

This book provides a description and preservation of Oriental notational systems, the study of which makes possible a deeper understanding of Eastern art music and demonstrates its character to the student more meaningfully than does the mere presentation of recordings and musical examples written in Western staff notation. The numerous problems arising from styles

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This book provides a description and preservation of Oriental notational systems, the study of which makes possible a deeper understanding of Eastern art music and demonstrates its character to the student more meaningfully than does the mere presentation of recordings and musical examples written in Western staff notation. The numerous problems arising from styles and techniques which are based upon improvisation and extramusical concepts are also considered.

The purposes of this study will have been fulfilled if it serves as a stimulus toward further research in this fascinating, but, alas, quickly vanishing field. The presentation of Eastern notations may also provide some aesthetic pleasure from the study of unusual and often complex systems and symbols. —from the Preface

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253386601
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.31(d)

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