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"A commonsense view of all music" : reflections on Percy Grainger's contribution to ethnomusicology and music education

Author: John Blacking
Publisher: Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking Grainger's views as his starting point and heading each chapter with a quotation from Grainger's writings, John Blacking restates and reflects upon observations and attitudes relevant to contemporary problems of ethnomusicology and music education. Professor Blacking discusses these issues in the light of his own research, musical experience and convictions [Publisher description]
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Named Person: Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger; Percy Grainger
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Blacking
ISBN: 0521265002 9780521265003
OCLC Number: 15427477
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii, 201 p. : ill., music ; 22 cm.
Contents: "The complexity of folk music" : evolution, invention and diffusion in music --
"The impress of personality in unwritten music" : music as a means of communication and ethnomusicology as social science --
"Irregular rhythms" : movement, dance, music and ritual --
"The world's most lovely melodies" : form and feeling in unwritten music --
Democratic polyphony : political and musical freedom --
"Tthe goal of musical progress" : music as work or as leisure? --
"Let all the world hear all the world's music" : popular music-making and music education --
Appendix A : A common sense view of all music by Percy Grainger (lectures broadcast in Australia in 1934) --
Appendix B : Musical transcription by Percy Grainger (taken from his paper "Collecting with the phonograph")
Responsibility: John Blacking.
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Taking Grainger's views as his starting point and heading each chapter with a quotation from Grainger's writings, John Blacking restates and reflects upon observations and attitudes relevant to contemporary problems of ethnomusicology and music education. Professor Blacking discusses these issues in the light of his own research, musical experience and convictions [Publisher description]

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