The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty-One Issues and Concepts / Edition 1

The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty-One Issues and Concepts / Edition 1

by Bruno Nettl

ISBN-10: 0252072782

ISBN-13: 9780252072789

Pub. Date: 12/02/2005

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

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University of Illinois Press
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Edition description:
Expanded and Revised
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Table of Contents

1The harmless drudge : defining ethnomusicology3
2The art of combining tones : the music concept16
3Inspiration and perspiration : the creative process27
4The universal language : universals of music42
5The nonuniversal language : varieties of music50
6Apples and oranges : comparative study60
7I can't say a thing until I've seen the score : transcription74
8In the speech mode : contemplating repertories92
9The most indefatigable tourists of the world : tunes and their relationships113
10Come back and see me next Tuesday : essentials of fieldwork133
11You will never understand this music : insiders and outsiders149
12Hanging on for dear life : archives and preservation161
13I am the greatest : ordinary and exceptional musicians172
14You call that fieldwork? : redefining the "field"184
15What do you think you're doing? : the host's perspective197
16Music and "that complex whole" : music in culture215
17The meat-and-potatoes book : musical ethnography232
18Music hath charms : uses and functions244
19In the beginning : on the origins of music259
20The continuity of change : on people changing their music272
21Recorded, printed, written, oral : traditions291
22The basic unit of all culture and civilization : signs and symbols302
23Location, location, location! : interpreting geographic distribution320
24The whys of musical style : determinants339
25I've never heard a horse sing : musical taxonomies357
26The creatures of Jubal : instruments376
27How do you get to Carnegie Hall? : teaching and learning388
28I'm stranger here myself : women's music, women in music404
29Diversity and difference : some minorities419
30A new era : the 1990s and beyond431
31The shape of the story : remarks on history443

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