ISBN-10:
020501285X
ISBN-13:
2900205012854
Pub. Date:
07/25/2011
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Excursions in World Music / Edition 6

Excursions in World Music / Edition 6

by Bruno Nettl

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ISBN-13: 2900205012854
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 07/25/2011
Edition description: NE
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Timothy Rommen is Professor of Music and Africana Studies at University of Pennsylvania, USA.

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PREFACE:

Preface

The authors are pleased to present this third revised edition of Excursions in World Music to its expanding audience with the hope that the changes made will further increase its informativeness and utility. After the major revisions of the second edition, we have not felt the need for a fundamental overhaul, but several of the book's chapters have been rewritten to bring them up to date and to provide a greater variety of information. In particular, the chapters on music in China (4), in the Middle East (3), and among Native Americans (10) have been extensively altered and expanded with more attention given to popular music and contemporary developments, while the introductory essay on "Studying the World's Musical Cultures" now incorporates a broader discussion of the field of ethnomusicology.

Essentially, however, the book has remained, in its orientation, structure, and basic content, what it was originally intended to be—a set of chapters, by scholars writing with conviction and a sense of devotion, about cultures in which they have had substantial field experience, providing information and interesting syntheses of the musical cultures of the world. We have done this in order to stimulate understanding and engender respect.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We are grateful to Melinda Russell (Carleton College) for editorial help with the second edition and to Margaret Sarkissian (Smith College) for preparing the teacher's guide. We also wish to express our gratitude for the numerous helpful suggestions provided by anonymous readers and loyal users of the book alike.

Bruno Nettl, Charles Capwell, IsabelK. F. Wong,
Thomas Turino, Philip V Bohlman

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Studying Musics of the World's Cultures, Bruno Nettl.
Our Purpose: Presenting the World of Music. Notes on The Marriage of Figaro. Certain Basic Assumptions. Universals of Music. Musical Change, Transmission, and History. Musical Instruments. Why Do Different Cultures Have Different Kinds of Music. The Field of Ethnomusicology.

2. The Music of India, Charles Capwell.
Attending a Music Conference in Calcutta. Roots. The Karnatak Recital and Types of Pieces. Instruments. The Realm of Indian Music. Prospects.

3. Music of the Middle East, Bruno Nettl.
Concerts in Tehran. Music and Cultural Values. Middle Eastern Culture and History. Melody and Rhythm. Ways of Making Music.

4. The Music of China, Isabel K.F. Wong.
The Contemporary Scene. Instrumental Performance at a Teahouse in Shanghai. The Qin and Its Music. The Pipa and Its Music. Prominent Features in Culture and Music. Regional Styles.

5. The Music of Japan, Isabel K.F. Wong.
Hogaku Performance in Tokyo. Theater Music. The Religious Traditions. A Concert and a Court Tradition. General Tendencies and Characteristics of Hogaku.

6. The Music of Indonesia, Charles Capwell.
Javanese Music in Chicago. The Javanese Gamelan. The Cultural and Historical Significance of Javanese Gamelan Music. Music in Bali.The Influence of Foreign Artists and Tourists. Four Kinds of Popular Music in Java. Unity in Diversity.

7. The Music of Sub-Saharan Africa, Thomas Turino.
A Shona Mbira Performance in Zimbabwe. The Mbira and Some General Principles of African Music. Africa General and Africa Specific. Musical Values, Practices, and Social Style. A Sampling of Instruments. Urban-Popular Music Traditions.

8. The Musical Culture of Europe, Philip V. Bohlman.
Music in the Life of Modern Vienna. Europe as a Music Culture. Ideas about Music. Musical Instruments. History and Social Structure in European Musical Life. European Music in the Late Twentieth Century.

9. Music in Latin America, Thomas Turino.
An Andean Mestizo Fiesta in Paucartambo, Peru. Sociocultural Heritages and Historical Background. Mestizo Musical Values and Musical Style. Native American Musical Values and Musical Style. African-American Musical Values and Styles.

10. Native American Music, Bruno Nettl
“North American Indian Days.” Some Older Ceremonial Traditions. The World of Native American Cultures and Music. Ideas about Music. Musical Instruments. Aspects of the History of American Indian Music.

11. Ethnic North America, Philip V. Bohlman.
Music at the Urban Folk Festival. The Multiplicity of Musics in North America. Ideas about Music. Musical Instruments. Social Structure/Musical Structure. The Music of an African-American Community. Contemporary and Popular Ethnic Musics.

Glossary.
Index.

Preface

PREFACE:

Preface

The authors are pleased to present this third revised edition of Excursions in World Music to its expanding audience with the hope that the changes made will further increase its informativeness and utility. After the major revisions of the second edition, we have not felt the need for a fundamental overhaul, but several of the book's chapters have been rewritten to bring them up to date and to provide a greater variety of information. In particular, the chapters on music in China (4), in the Middle East (3), and among Native Americans (10) have been extensively altered and expanded with more attention given to popular music and contemporary developments, while the introductory essay on "Studying the World's Musical Cultures" now incorporates a broader discussion of the field of ethnomusicology.

Essentially, however, the book has remained, in its orientation, structure, and basic content, what it was originally intended to be—a set of chapters, by scholars writing with conviction and a sense of devotion, about cultures in which they have had substantial field experience, providing information and interesting syntheses of the musical cultures of the world. We have done this in order to stimulate understanding and engender respect.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

We are grateful to Melinda Russell (Carleton College) for editorial help with the second edition and to Margaret Sarkissian (Smith College) for preparing the teacher's guide. We also wish to express our gratitude for the numerous helpful suggestions provided by anonymous readers and loyal users of the book alike.

Bruno Nettl, Charles Capwell,IsabelK. F. Wong,
Thomas Turino, Philip V Bohlman

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