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Worlds of Music : An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples

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ISBN-10: 0028726022

ISBN-13: 9780028726021

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Jeff Todd Titon

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This market-leading, best-selling text covers ethnomusicology-the study of music in a people's way of life, which treats music as a distillation of cultural styles. The authors of this text approach diverse musical styles with the desire to understand them on their own terms-as the people who make the music would understand them. The text is organized by region. Each study focuses on the life histories and autobiographies that are essential to understanding music as a human activity. Song lyrics are singled out by the authors as a way to understand the meaning and purpose of musical performances. Musical examples, or transcriptions, are included on the accompanying CDs, and are treated throughout as points of departure for discussion. Student music-making projects-singing, building and playing instruments-greatly increase music appreciation and allow students to experience firsthand what it's like to be an ethnomusicologist puzzling out unfamiliar music. This text seeks to provide as much pleasure as knowledge, fostering lifelong curiosity and a desire to experience and appreciate music in all its forms.
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Cengage Gale
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 469
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Recorded Selections
The Authors
Preface
The Music-Culture as a World of Music
The Music Culture
Affect, Performance, Community, and History: A Music-Culture Model
Components of a Music-Culture
Ideas about Music
Social Organization of Music
Repertories of Music
Material Culture of Music
Worlds of Music
References Cited
Additional Reading
North America/Native America
Three Different Styles
Sioux Grass Dance
Zuni Lullaby
Iroquois Quiver Dance
Making a "Cowhorn" Rattle
Music of the Navajo Indians
A Yeibichai Song from the Nightway Ceremony
"Folsom Prison Blues"
The Navajo Way of Life
Traditional Popular Music
The Circle Dance Song "Shizhane'e"
The Enemyway Ceremony
The "Classical" Music of the Navajos
The Life Story of a Navajo Ceremonial Practitioner
The Native American Church
The Sun Dance
Navajo Hymn Music
New Composers in Traditional Modes
Music with Newly Created Navajo Texts and Melodies
New Navajo Music with English Texts and Orchestral Accompaniment
The Native American Flute Revival
References Cited
Additional Reading
Additional Listening
Major Sources for Recordings
Africa/Ewe, Mande, Dagbamba, Shona, BaAka
Questions
Postal Workers Canceling Stamps
Generalizations about African Music-Culture
Musical Analysis: Toward participation
Agbekor: Music and Dance of the Ewe People
The Ewe People
Agbekor: History and Contemporary Performance
A Performance
Music of the Percussion Ensemble
Songs
Mande Jaliya: "Lambango"
Historical and Social Background
Music-Culture
Elements of Performance
A Hearing of "Lambango"
A Drummer of Dagbon
The Drums
A Praise Name Dance
Life Story: Abubakari Lunna
Shona Mbira Music
Cultural Context
The Mbira
Thomas Mapfumo and Chimurenga Music
BaAka Singing: "Makala"
Three Images of the Forest People
"Makala," a Mabo Song
Music-Culture As an Adaptive Resource
Conclusion As Discussion
References Cited
Additional Reading
Additional Listening
North America/Black America
Music of Worship
Music of Work
Music of Play
Blues
A Few Final Words
References Cited
Additional Reading
Additional Listening
Additional Viewing
Bosnia and Central/Southeast Europe: Musics and Musicians in Transition
Bosnia: From Tradition to Destruction
Music in a Muslim Highlander Village
Music of Rural and Urban Lowlands Muslims
Popular Music Styles: "Newly Composed Folk Music" and Rock
Mensur Hatic: Versatile Musical Traveler
Flory Jagoda: Keeper of the Sephardic Jewish Tradition of Bosnia
Bulgaria and Hungary: Other Approaches to Musical Change
Bulgaria
Hungary: Learning from Traditional Music
Summary
References Cited
Additional Reading
Additional Listening
India/South India
The Environment--The Musician
The Setting
Many Musics
A Day in the Life of Ramachandra, A Musician of Madras
Karnataka sangeeta, the Classical Music of South India
A Performance Segment: The Sound World
Instruments
The Ensemble
Sruti (the Drone)
Raga (the Expressive Mode)
Scale, Raga sankarabharanam
Tala (the Time Cycle)
Musical Structure: Improvisation
Musical Structure: The Kriti
The Song Text
Svara kalpana in the Performance
The Drummer's Art
An Ear Map
Indian Music and the West
Instrument Building and Performance
Instrument Building
Playing Technique
Inventing a Raga
Scales
Tones
Phrases
Psychoacoustics
References Cited
Commercial Recordings Cited
Classroom Resources
Additional Reading
Additional Listening
Asia/Indonesia
Central Java
Gamelan
Gamelan Construction
Gamelan Identity
Gamelan Performance Contexts
Gamelan Music: A Javanese Gendhing in Performance
Irama Level
Performing Your Own Gamelan Music
A Javanese Gendhing in Soft-Playing Style
Pathet
Instrumental Playing in "Ladrang Wilujeng"
Singing in "Ladrang Wilujeng"
Biography of Ki Nartosabdho, a Gamelan Musician, Composer, and Puppeteer
Gamelan Music and Shadow Puppetry
Bali
North Sumatra
Indonesian Popular Music
References Cited
Additional Reading
Additional Listening
Additional Viewing
East Asia/Japan
Listening Habits of Contemporary Japanese
General Characteristics of Japanese Traditional Music
Pitch/Scales
Timbre
Melody/Harmony
Rhythm
Musical Form
Shakuhachi
Koto
Kouta
Gidayu-bushi: Music of the Puppet Theater
Folk Song
Festival Music: Matsuri-bayashi
Popular Music
Historical Background
Gunka
Folk Song
New Music
Pops
References Cited
Additional Reading
Additional Listening
Additional Viewing
Latin America/Ecuador
Venezuelan Joropo
Nueva Cancion: "El Lazo,"
Bolivian K'antu
The Quichua of the Northern Andes of Ecuador
The Musical Tradition: Sanjuan
Sanjuan and Cotacachi Quichua Lifeways
Walking in Sanjuan: The Vital-Domain Metaphor
Two "Classic" Sanjuanes
The Andean Ensemble Phenomenon
Wawa Velorio
The Career Dilemma of Don Cesar Muquinche
Elsewhere in Ecuador
African-Ecuadorian Music of the Chota River Valley
Despedida, or Farewell
References Cited
Additional Reading
Additional Listening
Additional Viewing
Discovering and Documenting a World of Music
Music in Our Own Backyards
Family
Generation
Avocation
Religion
Ethnicity
Regionalism
Nationalism
Commercial Music
Doing Musical Ethnography
Selecting a Subject: Some Practical Suggestions
Collecting Information
Gaining Entry
Selecting a Topic
Library Research
Participation and Observation
Ethics
Field Equipment: Notebook, Tape Recorder, Camera
Interviewing
Other Means of Collecting Information
Finishing the Project
References Cited
Additional Reading
Index