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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.

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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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199844869
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 12/14/2012
  • Series: Global Music Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 464,456
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Bonnie C. Wade is Professor of Music and the Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Chair in Music at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
CD Track List
A Note to Readers
1. Thinking about Music
People
--Music Makers
--Listeners
Music
--In Terms of Sound
--Calling Something "Music"
--Aesthetic Values in Music
Meaning
--Music and Textual Meaning
--Music as Text
Use
Transmission of Musical Knowledge
--Oral and Aural Transmission
--Visual Transmission in the form of notation
2. Thinking about Instruments
Instruments as Objects
--Ideas about Instrument Types
--Ideas about Particular Instruments
---Associations of Sexuality and Gender
---Spiritual Associations
---Cultural Status
---Aesthetic Value
---Item of Technology
----Item of Commodity
---Timbre and Aesthetics of Sound
Instruments in Musical Practice
--Instrumental Capacity
--Ideas about Ensemble
---Heterogeneous and Homogeneous
---- Sound Ideals
---Musical Roles
---Aesthetics of Ensembles
3. Thinking about Time
Rhythm
--Free Rhythm
--Rhythm for the Text Alone
---From free rhythm to relatively more organized time
--Pulse/Beat
Organizing Time into Units
---At the lever of a Single Beat
---Metric Structures with Flexible Means of Articulation
---Duple and Triple Meters
---Some Other Meters
---South Indian T?la
---Metric Structures with Given Means of Articulation
---Southeast Asian Colotomic Meter
---North Indian T?la
---Middle Eastern Rhythmic Modes
---Rhythmic Groupings
---Korean Changdan
---Polyrhythm
Speed
4. Thinking about Pitch
Pitch
--Pitch Names
---Syllables
---Numbers
---Letters
Setting the Pitch
--Who Sets the Pitch
--Pitch Placement
Pitches in Succession
--Intervals
---Naming Intervals
---Microtones
--Scale
---The Chromatic Scale
---Diatonic Scales
---The "Oriental" Scale
--Number of Pitches in an Octave
--Pitch Functions
--Melodic Mode
Simultaneous Pitches
--Naming "Vertical" Intervals
--Dissonance and Consonance
--Western Functional Harmony
--Tone Clusters
Interplay Among Melodic and Harmonic Parts
--Performing One Melody
---Solo and in Unison
---Interlocking Parts
---Rounds
---Heterophony
--Performing One Melody with Another Part
---Melody and Drone
---Melody and Chords
--Performing Multiple Melodies
---Polyphony
---Melody and Ostinato
5. Thinking about Structuring
Improvising and Composing
--Persons Who Compose
Putting Something Significant First
--Sonata Form
--North Indian Instrumental Form
Coming to an End
Telling the Story
--Music for the Moment
--Through-composed Music
--Contrasting Instrumentation
--Strophic Form
Responding to the Context
--Audience-Performer Interaction
--Intra-ensemble Interaction
--Music and Movement
Social Values
6. Thinking Critically about Issues
Encounters and Identities
--A Focus on Influences
--A Focus on Boundaries
---The National Community
---Regional Identity
---Gender
---Multiple Identities
Authenticity
Transcending Boundaries
--The Mass Media
--Globalization
--The Local
7. Thinking about Fieldwork
Picking a Project
Planning the Project
Doing the Project
Finishing the Project
Glossary of Musical Terms
References
Index

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