×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Thinking Musically: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
     

Thinking Musically: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture

by Bonnie C. Wade
 

See All Formats & Editions

discusses the importance of musical instruments, describing their significance in a culture’s folklore, religion, and history. It explores fundamental elements of music - including rhythm, pitch in melodic and harmonic relationships, and form - and examines how they vary in different musical traditions. The text considers the effect of

Overview

discusses the importance of musical instruments, describing their significance in a culture’s folklore, religion, and history. It explores fundamental elements of music - including rhythm, pitch in melodic and harmonic relationships, and form - and examines how they vary in different musical traditions. The text considers the effect of cultural influences such as gender and ethnicity on the perception, interpretation, and performance of music. It also looks at how the forces of nationalism, acculturation, and weternization can affect musical traditions. Many of the musical examples are coordinated with materials in the case studies.

Thinking Musically includes activities designed to build critical listening study skills and is packaged with an 80-minute CD that feature selections from a wide variety of musical cultures.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Thinking Musically combines features of a course in musicianship with courses on the introduction to music and music cultures in different parts of the world. There is no other book like this on the market." -Eliot Bates, Cornell University

"Thinking Musically will provide students with a strong foundation from which they can shape their own research goals as young scholars."-Ruth Emily Rosenberg, University of Illinois, Chicago

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195136647
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Series:
Global Music Series
Edition description:
Book & CD
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Bonnie C. Wade is Professor of Music, Chair of the Faculty Group in Asian Studies, and holder of the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Chair in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She has served as President of the Society of Ethnomusicology.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews