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Unplayed melodies : Javanese gamelan and the genesis of music theory

Author: Marc Perlman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

The gamelan music of Central Java is one of the world's great orchestral traditions. Its rich sonic texture is not based on Western-style harmony or counterpoint, but revolves around a single melody.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Llibres electrònics
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Perlman
ISBN: 0520239563 9780520239562
OCLC Number: 805096913
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurs electrònic (xix, 254 p.)) : il., music
Contents: Cognitive preliminaries: the nature of musical knowledge and the processes of creative thinking --
A brief introduction to karawitan --
Karawitan as a multipart music: the relations between the melodic parts --
The balungan as melodic guide --
Theorizing melodic guidance: the social and historical context of Javanese music theory --
Three concepts of unplayed melody --
Implicit-melody concepts in perspective --
Patterns of conceptual innovation in music theory: a comparative approach.
Other Titles: Javanese gamelan and the genesis of music theory
Responsibility: Marc Perlman.


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