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Author: Terry E Miller; Andrew Shahriari
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
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World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition is an ideal introduction to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the comprehensive third edition, this concise version offers a brief survey of the world's musical culture within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Miller, Terry E.
World Music Concise Edition : A Global Journey - eBook and MP3 Set Value Pack.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Terry E Miller; Andrew Shahriari
ISBN: 9781317974604 1317974603
OCLC Number: 887510104
Notes: Site 5: Tibetan Buddhist Ritual.
Description: 1 online resource (382 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Scope; Organization; Listening Guides; Structure of Each Listening Guide; Website and Package; Acknowledgments; 1 Before the Trip Begins: Fundamental Issues; What is Music?; Music: Universal Language or Culturally Specific Activity?; Beware of Labels; Knowing the World's Musics; Resources for the Study of the World's Musics; Reference Works; Video; Audio Recordings; Journals; Questions to Consider; 2 Aural Analysis: Listening to the World's Musics; How to Listen to World Music; "Talking" about Music; Timbre and Medium. Vocal TimbreInstrumental Timbre; Aerophones: Flutes, Reeds, and Trumpets; Chordophones: Lutes and Zithers; Idiophones: Plucked, Struck, and Shaken; Membranophones; Summary; Pitch; Tuning System; Scale; Interval; Range; Melody; Melodic Contour; Ornamentation; Text Setting; Rhythm; Beat and Tempo; Accent and Meter; Rhythmic Density; Phonic Structure; Dynamics; Form; Need to Know: Fundamentals of Music; Questions to Consider; 3 Cultural Considerations: Beyond the Sounds Themselves; Cultural Knowledge; Value Systems and Hierarchies; Music and Identity; Use versus Function; Music and Spirituality. Music and EthicsMusic and the Environment; New Theoretical Perspectives; Music Technologies and Media; Music and the Arts; Transmission and Pedagogy; Notation Systems and the Creation of Music; Exchange and Adaptation; Questions to Consider; 4 Oceania: Australia, Hawaii, Kiribati; Background Preparation; Planning the Itinerary; Arrival: Australia; Site 1: Australian Aboriginal Song with Didjeridu; Arrival: Hawaii; Explore More: Hawaiian Steel Guitar and Ukulele; Site 2: Hawaiian Drum-Dance Chant; Arrival: Kiribati; Site 3: Group Song for bino (sitting dance) from Kiribati. Questions to Consider5 South Asia: India, Pakistan; Background Preparation; Planning the Itinerary; Arrival: North India; Site 1: Hindustani (Instrumental) Raga; Need to Know: Fundamentals of Indian Classical (Hindustani) Music; Arrival: South India; Site 2: Carnatic Classical (Vocal) Kriti; Explore More: Indian Filmi Git (Film Song); Arrival: Pakistan; Site 3: Qawwali (Sufi Devotional Song); Questions to Consider; 6 Southeast Asia: Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and Northeast Thailand, Indonesia (Java); Background Preparation; Planning the Itinerary; Arrival: Vietnam. Site 1: Nhac Tai Tu Amateur Chamber MusicArrival: Thailand; Site 2: Classical Piphat Music; Arrival: Laos and Northeast Thailand; Site 3: Lam Klawn Repartee Singing; Arrival: Indonesia (Java); Site 4: Javanese Court Gamelan; Questions to Consider; 7 East Asia: China, Japan, Tibet; Background Preparation; Planning the Itinerary; Arrival: China; Site 1: The Guqin (Seven-String "Ancient" Zither); Site 2: Jiangnan Sizhu ("Silk and Bamboo") Ensemble from Shanghai; Site 3: Beijing Opera (Jingju); Arrival: Japan; Site 4: Gagaku Court Music; Explore More: Taiko; Arrival: Tibet.

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World Music: A Global Journey, Concise Edition is an ideal introduction to the diversity of musical expression around the world, taking students across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. Based on the comprehensive third edition, this concise version offers a brief survey of the world's musical culture within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple 'sites'

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