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Traditional African and Oriental Music
     

Traditional African and Oriental Music

by Otto Karolyi
 
The aim of this book is to offer an introduction to the underlying principles of non-Western music and to encourage the reader to explore rich and fascinating sounds and rhythms from around the world. Otto Karolyi covers the traditional music of five continents, namely Sub-Saharan Africa, the Islamic world, the Indian subcontinent, China and the Far East. Each chapter

Overview

The aim of this book is to offer an introduction to the underlying principles of non-Western music and to encourage the reader to explore rich and fascinating sounds and rhythms from around the world. Otto Karolyi covers the traditional music of five continents, namely Sub-Saharan Africa, the Islamic world, the Indian subcontinent, China and the Far East. Each chapter examines the rhythm, melody, harmony and instruments of the region's music, plus elements of the culture which contribute towards an appreciation of the music, such as religion, poetry, drama and dance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140231076
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1999
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.74(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Otto Karolyi is Senior Lecturer in music at the University of Stirling, and is the author of Introducing Music and Introducing Modern Music.

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