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Exploring the world of music

Author: Martin D ToubDorothea E HastFritz WeaverSteven FischlerJoel SucherAll authors
Publisher: [S. Burlington, VT] : Annenberg Media, [©1999]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to music with a global perspective, this program shows how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture can create an infinite variety of sounds and serve as expressions of culture. Includes rare archival footage and contemporary performances.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin D Toub; Dorothea E Hast; Fritz Weaver; Steven Fischler; Joel Sucher; Pacific Street Films.; Educational Film Center (Annandale, Va.); Annenberg Media.
ISBN: 1576807991 9781576807996
OCLC Number: 71354521
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Each program (ca. 30 min.).
Originally produced for public television in 1998.
Credits: Project director, Stephen Rabin ; series producers, Steven Fischler, Joel Sucher.
Performer(s): Narrated by Fritz Weaver.
Description: 3 videodiscs (360 min.) : sd., col., with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-R; this disc is a recorded DVD and may not play on all DVD players or drives.
Contents: disc 1. program 1. Sound, music and the environment . The nature of sound ; Music and the environment ; Bosnia Herzegovina : mountains, music, sky and song ; Republic of Tuva : music spirit and the natural world --
program 2. The transformative power of music. Music and healing : the medicine dance of the Kung ; Music in lifecycle rituals : the traditional Greek wedding ; Music and community : Rusted Root live ; Music and the spirit : American Gospel music ; Music and politics : the Civil Rights and Antiwar Movements --
program 3. Music and memory. The Griot as historian : the Kora tradition ; Storytelling and memory : the ballad tradition ; Ritual and memory : the fire ceremony of the Walbiri people ; Cultural memory and identity : Irish music in America ; The early music festival --
program 4. Transmission: learning music. Rock and jazz : learning by recordings ; Gospel music : learning by rote ; Transmission through notation ; The student/teacher tradition : Japanese traditional music ; The student/teacher tradition : North Indian classical music ; The student/teacher tradition : Western classical music. disc 2. program 5. Rhythm. Tala : rhythm in North Indian classical music ; Free rhythm : the Japanese Shakuhachi tradition ; The language of the drum : rhythm in West African musics ; Afro Cuban dance music : Rhumba Guaguancó ; Jazz : the swing rhythm --
program 6. Melody. The Western classical tradition : the construction of melody ; Arabic classical music : Maqam and microtonality ; Traditional Irish music : melody and ornamentation ; North Indian music : the rules of raga ; Melody and meaning : the song --
program 7. Timbre: the color of music. The overtone series ; Instrument classification ; Timbre and the instrument maker ; Timbre and the instrumentalist ; Vocal timbre ; Timbre and early music --
program 8. Texture. Monophony, heterophony, homophony, polyphony ; Traditional Japanese music : monophony and heterophony ; Bosnia and Herzegovina : vocal polyphony ; Trinidadian steelband tradition : homophony ; The western classical tradition : texture in performance ; Contemporary Australian choral music : texture and the composer. disc 3. program 9. Harmony. The development of harmony in Western classical music ; Tonality in Western classical music ; Traditional jazz : improvisation and the chord progression ; Mbira music of Zimbabwe --
program 10. Form: the shape of music. Western classical music : sonata form ; Jazz : form as a blueprint for improvisation ; Traditional Japanese music : narrative structure ; West African percussion and American Gospel music : call and response ; Traditional Irish dance music : tune form --
program 11. Composers and improvisers. The importance of the score in contemporary Western art music ; Improvisation in traditional jazz ; Improvisation in Arabic classical music : Taqāsīm ; Music composition in contemporary Western art music : process and inspiration ; Composition as a group process : rock and roll --
program 12. Music and technology. Technology and instrument production : the flute ; Technology and sound recording ; Technology and the composer.
Other Titles: Sound, music and the environment.
Transformative power of music.
Music and memory.
Transmission: learning music.
Rhythm.
Melody.
Timbre: the color of music.
Texture.
Harmony.
Form: the shape of music.
Composers and improvisers.
Music and technology.
Responsibility: a co-production of Pacific Street Films and Educational Film Center ; producer/director/editor, Martin D. Toub ; writers, Dorothea Hast, Martin D. Taub.

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An introduction to music with a global perspective, this program shows how elements such as melody, rhythm, and texture can create an infinite variety of sounds and serve as expressions of culture. Includes rare archival footage and contemporary performances.

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