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The way of the pipa : structure and imagery in Chinese lute music

The way of the pipa : structure and imagery in Chinese lute music

Author: John Myers
Publisher: Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©1992.
Series: World musics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Ancient Chinese court documents describe how generations of talented musicians developed the music of the pipa. The author translates one of these documents, the Hua Collection of 1819, to introduce  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Myers, John, 1951-
Way of the pipa.
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©1992
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Myers
ISBN: 0873384555 9780873384551
OCLC Number: 24429459
Language Note: Foreword also in Chinese.
Notes: Foreword also in Chinese.
Originally presented as the author's thesis (Ph. D.--University of Maryland at Baltimore, 1987) under title: A critical study of a 19th century handbook for the Chinese pipa-lute.
Description: xvii, 155 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Music Examples --
Foreword and Translation --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction (starting p. 1) --
Pt. 1 The Background --
1 A General History of the Pipa (starting p. 5) --
2 Chinese Music Aesthetics (starting p. 32) --
Pt. 2 The Seamless Cloth --
3 Musical Structure in the Hua Collection (starting p. 39) --
4 Levels of Structure (starting p. 46) --
5 Folds in the Seamless Cloth (starting p. 51) --
6 Musical Structure in the Xiban (starting p. 58) --
7 Musical Structure of the Daqu (starting p. 85) --
Pt. 3 Music and Imagery --
8 Patterns of Correspondence (starting p. 125) --
9 Glimpses Beyond (starting p. 133) --
Notes (starting p. 137) --
Glossary (starting p. 141) --
References (starting p. 143) --
Select Discography of Solo Pipa (starting p. 149) --
Index (starting p. 150)
Series Title: World musics.
Responsibility: John Myers.


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