Thinking Musically

Thinking Musically

Thinking Musically

The cornerstone and first volume of the Global Music Series, Thinking Musically incorporates the sounds and traditions of world cultures to establish a conceptual framework for exploring musical diversity. Designed for Introduction to World Music/Ethnomusicology courses and readers with little or no background in music, the book explores the fundamental elements of music—including rhythm, pitch in melodic and harmonic relationships, and form—and examines how they vary globally from culture to culture.

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Genre : Music
Author : Bonnie C. Wade
Publisher : OUP USA
Release : 2013-01-31
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0199844860


Thinking Musically

Thinking Musically

This work is designed as the core text for undergraduate, introductory courses on world music. Supported by case studies from a variety of cultures, the text defines musical terms and concepts and discusses how musical organization and structure differs across cultures.

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Genre : Music
Author : Bonnie C. Wade
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2009
Total Pages : 228 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015077126632


Teaching Music Globally

Teaching Music Globally

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Genre : Medical
Author : Patricia Shehan Campbell
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2004
Total Pages : 258 Pages
ISBN : 0195137809


Bach

Bach

More than two centuries after his lifetime, J. S. Bach's work continues to set musical standards. Noted Bach scholar Christoph Wolff offers new perspectives on the composer's life and remarkable career.

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Genre : Literary Collections
Author : Christoph Wolff
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1991
Total Pages : 461 Pages
ISBN : 0674059263


Music In Pacific Island Cultures

Music In Pacific Island Cultures

The islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia are steeped in diverse musical traditions that reach far beyond the expanse of the Pacific Ocean. Music in Pacific Island Cultures is the first brief, single-volume text to provide a thematic, succinct introduction to the music of the Pacific Islands--a region of the world that has long been underrepresented in ethnomusicological studies. Based on the authors' extensive fieldwork and experiences in Pacific Island cultures, the text draws on interviews with performers, eyewitness accounts of performances, vivid illustrations, and insights gained from ongoing participation in Pacific music. The authors use four themes--colonialism, belief systems, musical flows, and the re/presentation of Pacific cultures--to survey the region and draw parallels and contrasts between its various musical traditions [Publisher description].

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Genre : Music
Author : Brian Diettrich
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 195 Pages
ISBN : 9780199862542


Mariachi Music In America

Mariachi Music In America

Accompanying 50-minute CD contains examples of music discussed in the book.

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Genre : Music
Author : Daniel Edward Sheehy
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2006
Total Pages : 110 Pages
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173019120126


Thinking Qualitatively

Thinking Qualitatively

Written in Johnny Saldaña′s elegant and accessible style, Thinking Qualitatively: Methods of Mind boldly pursues the challenge of teaching students not just how to collect and analyze data, but how to actively think about them. Each chapter presents one "method of mind" (thinking analytically, realistically, symbolically, ethically, multidisciplinarily, artistically, summarily, interpretively, and narratively), together with applications, a vignette or story related to the thinking modality, points to remember, and exercises. Designed to help researchers "rise above the data," the book explores how qualitative research designs, data collection, data analyses, and write-ups can be enriched through over 60 different lenses, filters, and angles on social life. Venturing into more evocative and multidimensional ways to examine the complex patterns of daily living, the book reveals how the researcher′s mind thinks heuristically to transcend the descriptive and develop "highdeep" insights about the human condition. Click here for a listing of Johnny Saldaña′s upcoming workshops. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Johnny Saldana
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2014-09-03
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781483349824


Music In West Africa

Music In West Africa

The book discusses the diversity, motifs, and structure of West African music within the larger patterns of the region's culture, highlighting those aspects of Kpelle music that are common to many other West African traditions. It also describes how music and dance in West Africa are tied to the fabric of everyday social and political life. Kpelle musicians value musical performance where multiple performers each contribute aspects of sound that fit together in elaborate ways. Drawing upon her extensive fieldwork and research, author Ruth Stone--who was raised in the Bong County region of Liberia--centers on key stylistic elements that Kpelle performers articulate and emphasize: faceting or breaking music into smaller parts, layering tone colors, part-counterpart relationships in musical structures, and time and polyrhythm. She explores fascinating parallels to these analytic themes in the textiles and masks of related arts and in broader cultural practices such as greeting sequences.

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Genre : Music
Author : Ruth M. Stone
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015061375443


Dimensions Of Musical Thinking

Dimensions Of Musical Thinking

Presents ideas for teaching students to think musically. Enrich the music curriculum through classroom interaction and instruction. Appropriate for elementary through high school levels.

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Genre : Education
Author : Eunice Boardman
Publisher : R&L Education
Release : 1989
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 0940796627


Defining Russia Musically

Defining Russia Musically

The world-renowned musicologist Richard Taruskin has devoted much of his career to helping listeners appreciate Russian and Soviet music in new and sometimes controversial ways. Defining Russia Musically represents one of his landmark achievements: here Taruskin uses music, together with history and politics, to illustrate the many ways in which Russian national identity has been constructed, both from within Russia and from the Western perspective. He contends that it is through music that the powerful myth of Russia's "national character" can best be understood. Russian art music, like Russia itself, Taruskin writes, has "always [been] tinged or tainted ... with an air of alterity--sensed, exploited, bemoaned, reveled in, traded on, and defended against both from within and from without." The author's goal is to explore this assumption of otherness in an all-encompassing work that re-creates the cultural contexts of the folksong anthologies of the 1700s, the operas, symphonies, and ballets of the 1800s, the modernist masterpieces of the 1900s, and the hugely fraught but ambiguous products of the Soviet period. Taruskin begins by showing how enlightened aristocrats, reactionary romantics, and the theorists and victims of totalitarianism have variously fashioned their vision of Russian society in musical terms. He then examines how Russia as a whole shaped its identity in contrast to an "East" during the age of its imperialist expansion, and in contrast to two different musical "Wests," Germany and Italy, during the formative years of its national consciousness. The final section, expanded from a series of Christian Gauss seminars presented at Princeton in 1993, focuses on four individual composers, each characterized both as a self-consciously Russian creator and as a European, and each placed in perspective within a revealing hermeneutic scheme. In the culminating chapters--Chaikovsky and the Human, Scriabin and the Superhuman, Stravinsky and the Subhuman, and Shostakovich and the Inhuman--Taruskin offers especially thought-provoking insights, for example, on Chaikovsky's status as the "last great eighteenth-century composer" and on Stravinsky's espousal of formalism as a reactionary, literally counterrevolutionary move.

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Genre : Music
Author : Richard Taruskin
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2020-10-06
Total Pages : 616 Pages
ISBN : 9780691219370