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Music of the Peoples of the World

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ISBN-10: 0534592309

ISBN-13: 9780534592301

Edition: 2006

Authors: William Alves

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This text takes a survey (appreciation style) approach to world music covering 9 music cultures. It focuses on how to listen to and appreciate the music of different cultures and will appeal particularly to students who are non-music majors. The text discusses enough geography and history for the student to connect the music to its social context, while keeping the focus on listening. The text focuses on listening through 1) spotlights on non-Western instruments, and 2) 16 listening guides that track the audio step-by-step, pointing the listener to important characteristics. Many full-color photos and graphics of instruments, musicians, and cultural events help students to understand the…    
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List price: $147.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/16/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 350
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

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…    

Fundamentals of Music
Introduction
Pitch
Melody
Rhythm
Timbre and Texture
Musical Instruments
Sub-Saharan Africa
Introduction to the Region
Characteristics of Traditional African Music
Traditional African Instruments
Drumming in West Africa
Music of the Jalolu
Mbira Music
African Popular Music
The Middle East and North Africa
Introduction to the Region
Elements of Middle Eastern Music
The Instruments of the Region
Arab Music
Arabic Music Performance
Music in Iran
Jewish Music
Central Asia
Introduction to the Region
Characteristics of Central Asian Music
Tibetan Music
Mongolian Music
India
Introduction to the Region
Elements of Indian Classical Music
Indian Instruments and their Functions
Raga, the Melodic Dimension of Indian Music
Performance of the Alap and Conclusion from Raga Khamaj
Tala, the Rhythmic Dimension of Indian Music
Vocal Music in India
Influences of Indian Music on Contemporary Western Music
China
Introduction to the Region
Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Music
Traditional Chinese Instruments
Guqin Music
Folk and Contemporary Music
Chinese Dramatic Music
Japan
Introduction to the Region
Characteristics of Japanese Music
Gagaku+Ancient Orchestral Music of the Japanese Court
Japanese Instrumental Music
Music of the Japanese The atre
Indonesia
Introduction to the Region
Characteristics of Gamelan Music
Java, Its Gamelan and Instruments
Javanese Composition
A Javanese Gamelan Performance
Bali, Its Gamelan and Instruments
Balinese Composition and Performance
Lou Harrison & the American Gamelan
Eastern Europe
Introduction to the Region
Characteristics of Eastern European Folk Music
Hungarian Folk Music
Bulgarian Folk Music
Russian Folk Music
Latin America
Introduction to the Region
Characteristics of Traditional Latin American Music
Music in Mexico
Music in Brazil
Music in Andean Countries