World Music Traditions and Transformations

ISBN-10: 0072415665
ISBN-13: 9780072415667
Edition: 2008
Authors: Michael B. Bakan
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Book details

List price: $89.38
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

From cha cha chaacute; to jeliya and Hindustani raga to hip-hop gamelan, this exciting new text takes students on a journey through diverse musical cultures and traditions of the world. With a clear and accessible presentation style and lively and engaging writing, it is an ideal introduction to world music for non-music and music majors alike.

What, in the World, Is Music?
A Point of Departure: Five Propositions for Exploring World Music
The Basic Property of All Music Is Sound
The Sounds (and Silences) That Comprise a Musical Work Are Organized in Some Way
Sounds Are Organized into Music by People; Thus, Music Is a Form of Humanly Organized Sound
Music Is a Product of Human Intention and Perception
The Term Music Is Inescapably Tied to Western Culture and Its Assumptions
Summary
Key Terms
Study Questions
Discussion Questions
Applying What You Have Learned
Resources for Further Study
How Music Lives: A Musicultural Approach
Culture in Music
Meaning in Music
Identity in Music
Societies
Cultures
Nations and Nation-States
Diasporas and Other Transnational Communities
The Individual in Music
Spirituality and Transcendence in Music
Music and Dance
Music in Ritual
Music as Commodity and the Patronage of Music
The Transmission of Music and Musical Knowledge
Production and Reception
Music Creation Processes
Music in the Process of Tradition
Summary
Key Terms
Study Questions
Discussion Questions
Applying What You Have Learned
Resources for Further Study
How Music Works
Rhythm
The Four Basic Properties of Tones
Rhythm
Beat
Subdivision
Meter
Accent and Syncopation
Tempo
Free Rhythm
Summary
Key Terms
Study Questions
Applying What You Have Learned
Resources for Further Study
How Music Works
Pitch
Pitch and Melody
Pitch and Melody in "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and a Native American Eagle Dance Songv44
Names of Pitches in Western Music
The Western Pitch System and the Octave
Common Scales in Western Music: Major, Pentatonic, Minor, and Blues
Modulation: Moving from One Scale and Key to Another
Pitch and Scales in Non-Western Musical Systems
Pitch, Chords, and Harmony
Single Chord-Based Music and Music with Chord Progressions
Harmonization of Melodies
Arpeggios (Broken Chords)
Other Chords, Other Harmonies
Summary
Key Terms
Study Questions
Applying What You Have Learned
Resources for Further Study
How Music Works
Dynamics, Timbre, and Instruments
Dynamics
Timbre
Music Instruments
Music Instrument Classification
Summary
Key Terms
Study Questions
Applying What You Have Learned
Resources for Further Study
How Music Works
Texture and Form
Single-Line Textures
Multiple-Part Textures
Form: The Designs of Musical Works
Repetition and Patterning
Forms with Contrasting Sections
Summary
Key Terms
Study Questions
Applying What You Have Learned
Resources for Further Study
Interlocking Rhythms and Interlocking Worlds in Balinese Gamelan Music
Introduction
Balinese Gamelan Music in Context
Bali and the Republic of Indonesia
Religion in Bali and Indonesia
Gamelan in Bali and Beyond

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