Musical ethics and Islam : the art of playing the ney (eBook, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Musical ethics and Islam : the art of playing the ney

Author: Banu Şenay
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This project is the first book length study of the ney, the Sufi reed flute long associated with Islam and disdained after the establishment of the Turkish Republic. Based on extensive field research and an apprentice-style method of inquiry, the book explores the remarkable revival of ney-playing among urban dwellers in Turkey today: in Istanbul and other urban centers, and in a plethora of new pedagogical sites  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Banu Şenay
ISBN: 9780252043024 0252043022 9780252084881 0252084888
OCLC Number: 1264427703
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: A Biography of the Ney --
Breath and Reed --
Mode and Mood --
Improvisation and Journey --
Master Speakers, Master Listeners --
Music and Ethical Modification --
Musical Islam.
Responsibility: Banu Şenay.

Abstract:

"This project is the first book length study of the ney, the Sufi reed flute long associated with Islam and disdained after the establishment of the Turkish Republic. Based on extensive field research and an apprentice-style method of inquiry, the book explores the remarkable revival of ney-playing among urban dwellers in Turkey today: in Istanbul and other urban centers, and in a plethora of new pedagogical sites ranging from private ney studios to cultural and religious associations, from university clubs to local mosque organizations. The author, Banu Şenay, documents the lifelong preparation required to become a skilled practitioner of the ney, examining in particular the transformative power of this Islamic art pedagogy to cultivate new aesthetic and ethical perceptions in learners. Şenay's ethnography shows how the learning process transcends musical technique, entailing not only an embodied, sensory disciplining of the body, but socialization of learners into new ways of being as well as into new ways of relating to other selves. Exploring firsthand the practical process of musical teaching and learning, together with its ethical scaffolding, the book has theoretical implications for scholars studying many forms of apprentice-style learning. It also helps redress the underdeveloped understandings and often-polemical claims made in both the media and by Islamophobic discourse concerning processes by which Muslims develop a religious and moral sense"--

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"Musical Ethics and Islam is easy on the mind's eye and the ear, full of insight, and a genuine pleasure to read. enay well understands her instrument, the crafting of its sounds and the complex Read more...

 
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