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Māori music

Author: Mervyn McLean
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Auckland University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Maori music records and analyses ancient Maori musical tradition and knowledge, and explores the impact of European music on this tradition. Mervyn McLean draws on diverse written and oral sources gathered over more than 30 years of scholarship and field work that yielded some 1300 recorded songs, hundreds of pages of interviews with singers, and numerous eye-witness accounts. The work is illustrated throughout with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Māori
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Texts
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McLean, Mervyn.
Maori music.
Auckland : Auckland University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)609242163
Online version:
McLean, Mervyn.
Maori music.
Auckland : Auckland University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)619916493
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mervyn McLean
ISBN: 1869401441 9781869401443 1869403061 9781869403065
OCLC Number: 36649510
Language Note: Includes text in Maori.
Notes: "Publication is assisted by the Lilburn Trust and by Creative New Zealand"--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 418 pages : illustrations, map, music, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Song and dance in historical and social context --
Ch. 2. Recited song and dance styles --
Ch. 3. Sung song and dance styles --
Ch. 4. Game songs --
Ch. 5. Musical instruments --
Ch. 6. Performance --
Ch. 7. Composition --
Ch. 8. Ownership --
Ch. 9. Learning and instruction --
Ch. 10. Manner of singing --
Ch. 11. Scales --
Ch. 12. Melodic intervals --
Ch. 13. Rhythm, metre and tempo --
Ch. 14. Form --
Ch. 15. Song/text relationships --
Ch. 16. Summary of styles --
Ch. 17. Types of influence and change --
Ch. 18. Song loss --
Ch. 19. Hymnody --
Ch. 20. The modern genres --
Ch. 21. Cultural renaissance and neo-waiata style --
App. 1. Pronunciation guide to Maori --
App. 2. Glossary of plant, animal and bird names.
Responsibility: Mervyn McLean.

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This work is a record of ancient Maori musical tradition and knowledge, and an exploration of the impact of European music on this tradition. It draws on diverse written and oral sources, and  Read more...

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"A treasure trove of how to become an ethnomusicologist, with all sorts of insights into the pleasures and the problems."" - British Review of New Zealand Studies

 
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