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World music : a global journey

Author: Terry Miller; Andrew Shahiari
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2005.
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Written for those with no background in music notation or theory, this book is modelled on a series of guided trips around the musical world. Simply presented, with many illustrations including maps,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry Miller; Andrew Shahiari
ISBN: 0415968925 9780415968928
OCLC Number: 61756876
Description: p. cm.
Contents: PREFACE TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF FIGURES ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CHAPTER 1. BEFORE THE TRIP BEGINS: FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES a. What is Music? b. Knowing the World's Musics c. Resources for the Study of the World's Musics d. Questions to Consider 1. KNOWING MUSIC SYSTEMATICALLY a. How to Listen to World Musics b. "Talking" about Music i. Timbre and Medium ii. Pitch iii. Rhythm iv. Phonic Structure v. Dynamics vi. Form c. Questions to Consider 2. KNOWING MUSIC HOLISTICALLY a. Beyond the Sounds Themselves b. A Case Study in Cultural Intersections: Turkey as Two-way Cultural Bridge c. Questions to Consider 3. OCEANIA: Music in Tune with Nature a. Background Preparation b. Planning the Itinerary c. Destinations: i. Australia ii. Papua New Guinea (Melanesia) iii. Hawaii (Polynesia) iv. Kiribati (Micronesia) d. Questions to Consider 4. SOUTH ASIA: Self-realization through Music a. Background Preparation b. Planning the Itinerary c. Destinations: i. North India ii. South India iii. Bengal (Bauls) d. Questions to Consider 5. SOUTHEAST ASIA: A World of Bronze and Bamboo a. Background Preparation b. Planning the Itinerary c. Destinations: i. Vietnam ii. Central Thailand iii. Laos and Northeast Thailand iv. Indonesia (Java & Bali) d. Questions to Consider 6. EAST ASIA: Ethical Behavior through Music a. Background Preparation b. Planning the Itinerary i. Two Analogies c. Destinations: i. China ii. Mongolia iii. Korea iv. Japan v. Tibet d. Questions to Consider 7. The Middle East: Music in the World of Islam a. Background Preparation b. Planning the Itinerary c. Destinations: i. Turkey ii. Iran iii. Egypt iv. Sufi (Turkey) v. Israel (Judaism) d. Questions to Consider 8. SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA: The Rhythms of Community a. Background Preparation b. Planning the Itinerary c. Destinations: i. Ghana ii. Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) iii. Zimbabwe iv. Uganda v. Senegal-Gambia vi. South Africa d. Questions to Consider 9. EUROPE: Harmony and Hierarchy a. Background Preparation b. Planning the Itinerary c. Destinations: i. Greece ii. Spain iii. Russia iv. Scotland v. Ireland vi. Hungary vii. Bulgaria d. Questions to Consider 10. CARIBBEAN: Vibrant Musical Crossroads a. Background Preparations b. Planning the Itinerary c. Destinations: i. Haiti ii. Jamaica iii. Trinidad iv. Bahamas v. Cuba vi. Dominican Republic d. Questions to Consider 11. CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA: New World Recipes a. Background Preparations b. Planning the Itinerary c. Destinations: i. The Amazon ii. Peru iii. Argentina iv. Mexico v. Brazil d. Questions to Consider 12. NORTH AMERICA: Diverse Peoples, Diverse Musics a. Background Preparations b. Planning the Itinerary c. Destinations: i. Canada ii. The United States iii. Native American Reservations d. Questions to Consider 13. DISCOVERING YOURSELF THROUGH YOUR MUSIC a. Music and Self-Identity b. Researching your Musical Roots c. Disseminating your Findings d. Finally, Where to Go from Here? APPENDICES 1. Briefly Annotated Audio Track List 2. Recommended Resources GLOSSARY REFERENCES
Responsibility: Terry Miller and Andrew Shahiari.
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