Analytical Studies in World Music

Analytical Studies in World Music

Book - 2006
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Oxford University Press
Combining the approaches of ethnomusicology and music theory, Analytical Studies in World Music offers fresh perspectives for thinking about how musical sounds are shaped, arranged, and composed by their diverse makers worldwide. Eleven inspired, insightful, and in-depth explanations of Iranian sung poetry, Javanese and Balinese gamelan music, Afro-Cuban drumming, flamenco, modern American chamber music, and a wealth of other genres create a border-erasing compendium of ingenious music analyses.

Selections on the companion website are carefully matched with extensive transcriptions and illuminating diagrams in every chapter. Opening rich cross-cultural perspectives on music, this volume addresses the practical needs of students and scholars in the contemporary world of fusions, contact, borrowing, and curiosity about music everywhere.


Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
ISBN: 9780195177893
9780195177886
0195177894
0195177886
Characteristics: xv, 434 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Additional Contributors: Tenzer, Michael

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