Music of the Peoples of the World

ISBN-10: 1133307949
ISBN-13: 9781133307945
Edition: 3rd 2013
Authors: William Alves
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Book details

List price: $137.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 4/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 3.366
Language: English

Listen to and appreciate music of different cultures with MUSIC OF THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD, THIRD EDITION! Stunning illustrations help you to better understand the people, music, and instruments of the 11 musical cultures discussed. Active Listening Tools, available on CourseMate, enhance listening and understanding by allowing you to view instruments and cultural settings while you listen to musical excerpts.

William Alves is a teacher; composer; scholar of non-Western music; associate professor of music at Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California; and member of the Society for Ethnomusicology. Dr. Alves has been an active performer of non-Western music for the past 10 years, mostly in various Javanese and Balinese gamelan orchestras but also West African drumming. In 1993-1994, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Indonesia, where he also participated in these ensembles, conducted research, and taught. Dr. Alves has written many pieces for gamelan, often in combination with Western instruments. He also has written works inspired by Japanese, African, and Indian idioms. His works are recorded on the EMF and ICMC labels, among others, and his video works are syndicated by Offline and CinemaNow.com. His experience with cross-cultural influences allows him to show students how these sometimes-inaccessible cultures can be connected to familiar experiences, often in beautiful and unexpected ways. William Alves has been teaching at the university level for 22 years. Although most of his teaching has been at private colleges (USC, Scripps, Harvey Mudd, Claremont Graduate University), he also has had residencies; given workshops; and guest lectures at community colleges, arts conservatories, and public universities. His writings on music have appeared in PERSPECTIVES OF NEW MUSIC, INTERCULTURAL MUSIC, COMPUTER MUSIC JOURNAL, MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION NOTES, 1/1, THE CSOUND BOOK, and SOCIETY OF ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC MUSIC in the UNITED STATES JOURNAL. Dr. Alves is co-director of the MicroFest Festival of Microtonal Music, and director of the American Gamelan and Electronic Music ensembles at the Claremont Colleges.

World Music Cultures: An Introduction
Pitch and Melody
Rhythm and Loudness
Texture
Timbre and Musical Instruments
Sub-Saharan Africa
The Middle East and North Africa
Eastern Europe
Western Europe
Latin America
North America
Central Asia
India
China
Japan
Indonesia

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