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|Genre/Form:||Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
|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.
|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.
Timbre: the color of music.
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.|