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World Music: A Global Journey - Hardback & CD Set Value Pack / Edition 3

World Music: A Global Journey - Hardback & CD Set Value Pack / Edition 3

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World Music: A Global Journey, Fourth Edition takes students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression and cultural traditions. It is known for its breadth in surveying the world's major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework.

As one would prepare for any journey, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple "sites" within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experiential "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life.

Fourth Edition features:

  • New sites!
    • Plena from Puerto Rico
    • Chuida from China
    • Gagaku from Japan has returned from the Second Edition
  • New "Inside Look" features spotlight distinguished ethnomusicologists such as Dr. Terence Liu, K.S. Resni, Dr. Sumarsam, Dr. Mick Moloney, Walter Mahovlich, Natalie MacMaster, and Gilbert Velez
  • Addition of DANCE, inseparable to musical expression in some cultures
  • Updates as needed, resulting from various changes in culture, politics, and war
  • New and revised test questions, new photos, and other revised resources

The dynamic companion website hosts interactive listening guides plus many student and instructor resources. A set of three CDs is available, with over three hours of diverse music examples necessary to the study.


Print Paperback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911277

Print Hardback Pack - Book and CD set: 9781138911284

Print Paperback - Book only: 9781138911314

Audio CD: 9781138697805

eBook Pack - eBook and mp3 file: 9781315692791*

*For eBook users, please email with proof of purchase to obtain access to the mp3 audio compilation. An access code and instructions will be provided. (The mp3 audio compilation is not available for separate sale.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900415887136
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 616
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Terry E. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University, where he co-founded the Center for the Study of World Musics.

Andrew Shahriari is Instructor of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University and teaches the world music survey course in online classes.

Table of Contents

1. Before the Trip Begins: Fundamental Issues 2. Aural Analysis: Listening to the World's Musics 3. Cultural Considerations: Beyond the Sounds Themselves 4. Oceania: Australia, Papua New Guinea, Hawaii, Kiribati 5. South Asia: India, Pakistan 6. Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Northeast Thailand, Indonesia (Java and Bali) 7. East Asia: China, Mongolia, Korea, Japan, Tibet 8. The Middle East: Islam and the Arab World, Iran, Egypt, Sufism, Judaism 9. Europe: Greece, Spain, Russia, Scotland, Ireland, Hungary, Bulgaria 10. Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Central Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Senegal, The Republic of South Africa 11. The Caribbean: Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, The Bahamas, Cuba, The Dominican Republic 12. South America and Mexico: The Amazon Rainforest, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico 13: Canada and the United States

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