Worlds of Music An Introduction to the Music of the World s Peoples Shorter Version

Worlds of Music  An Introduction to the Music of the World s Peoples  Shorter Version
Author: Jeff Todd Titon,Timothy J. Cooley,David Locke,David P. McAllester,Anne K. Rasmussen
Release: 2009-01-05
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 464
ISBN: 0495570109
Language: en
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This shorter version of the best-selling WORLDS OF MUSIC provides much of the authoritative coverage of the comprehensive version in a format that's accessible to students without any background or training in music. Using a case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music of several cultures from around the world. The authors, all ethnomusicologists working in their fields of expertise, base their discussions of music-cultures on their own fieldwork, and give students a true sense of both the music and culture that created it. General editor, Jeff Todd Titon, has written the text's opening chapter that introduces students to ethnomusicology and relates each chapter's music heard on the accompanying CDs to the fundamentals of music in a worldwide context. The text concludes with a chapter that invites students to participate by undertaking a fieldwork research project that increases a student's understanding of music in daily life. The supplementary three-CD set works hand in hand with the authors' prose, providing students with access to a wide range of music-cultures and include authentic recordings from the authors' fieldwork. Leading off is the long-standing jewel in the WORLDS OF MUSIC crown -- James Koetting's magnificent recording of postal workers canceling stamps at the University of Ghana post office. A Western-sounding hymn tune performed against African rhythms, this piece, more that any other, lets the student hear contrasting music-cultures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Worlds of Music An Introduction to the Music of the World s Peoples Shorter Version

Worlds of Music  An Introduction to the Music of the World s Peoples  Shorter Version
Author: Jeff Todd Titon,Timothy J. Cooley,David Locke,David P. McAllester,Anne K. Rasmussen
Release: 2009-01-05
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781111807252
Language: en
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DESCRIPTION BOOK:

This shorter version of the best-selling WORLDS OF MUSIC provides much of the authoritative coverage of the comprehensive version in a format that's accessible to students without any background or training in music. Using a case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music of several cultures from around the world. The authors, all ethnomusicologists working in their fields of expertise, base their discussions of music-cultures on their own fieldwork, and give students a true sense of both the music and culture that created it. General editor, Jeff Todd Titon, has written the text's opening chapter that introduces students to ethnomusicology and relates each chapter's music heard on the accompanying CDs to the fundamentals of music in a worldwide context. The text concludes with a chapter that invites students to participate by undertaking a fieldwork research project that increases a student's understanding of music in daily life. The supplementary three-CD set works hand in hand with the authors' prose, providing students with access to a wide range of music-cultures and include authentic recordings from the authors' fieldwork. Leading off is the long-standing jewel in the WORLDS OF MUSIC crown -- James Koetting's magnificent recording of postal workers canceling stamps at the University of Ghana post office. A Western-sounding hymn tune performed against African rhythms, this piece, more that any other, lets the student hear contrasting music-cultures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The World of Music

The World of Music
Author: David Willoughby
Release: 2009-07-30
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Pages: 342
ISBN: UOM:39015084110801
Language: en
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The World of Music is a music appreciation book designed for instructors who want to focus on listening to music as it exists in the real world of their students. Expanding the traditional repertoire used for music study, this popular text begins with American folk, religious, jazz, popular, and ethnic music before introducing some world music and concluding with a thorough overview of Western classical music. The approach captures the essence of each repertoire, and equips students to recognize different styles, appreciate their different functions, and possess a solid foundation for a lifetime of musical appreciation.

Small Musical Worlds in the Mediterranean

Small Musical Worlds in the Mediterranean
Author: Avra Pieridou Skoutella
Release: 2016-03-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781317054368
Language: en
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Small Musical Worlds in the Mediterranean is a pioneering book-length study of the complex topics of identity, ethnicity and global processes in children’s musical lives in the Republic of Cyprus - a Mediterranean country during its post-colonial era. What is it about this country’s musical enculturation that made musical identity such a potent element in Greek Cypriot children’s worlds? How is history, tradition, modernity, ethnic fluidity, syncretism and diversification in the Mediterranean negotiated in the construction of musical ’self’ and ’other’ in children’s daily lives? This book, through a journey of ’fieldwork at home’, discusses how children select, reject, reproduce and transform meanings and create new ones at the micro-level of their lives through which individuals and groups define themselves and others. Towards this exploration, musical identity in childhood is discussed in terms of cultural production and reproduction, human expression, inter-relating and learning. Ethnographic vignettes of children’s musical practices and direct words add depth and humour to the flow of the book. This study is a synthesis of ethnomusicology, musical anthropology, education and folklore in which the author effectively weaves together theories of musical enculturation and identity, sociocultural learning and human agency. The book will be invaluable to scholars interested in musical enculturation, musical identities, children’s contextual musical practices, ethnicity, globalization studies, music education and Mediterranean studies.

Worlds of Music Shorter Version

Worlds of Music  Shorter Version
Author: Jeff Todd Titon,Timothy J. Cooley,David Locke,Anne K. Rasmussen,David B. Reck
Release: 2016-12-05
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 422
ISBN: 1337101494
Language: en
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This shorter version of the bestselling WORLDS OF MUSIC provides much of the authoritative coverage of the comprehensive version in a format that's accessible to students without any background or training in music. Using a case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music from several cultures around the world. The authors, all working ethnomusicologists, base their discussions of music-cultures on their own fieldwork and give students a true sense of both the music and culture that created it. Editor Jeff Todd Titon’s opening chapter introduces students to ethnomusicology and relates each chapter's music to the fundamentals of music in a worldwide context, while the final chapter invites students to undertake a fieldwork research project that increases their understanding of music in daily life. Authentic recordings from the authors' fieldwork are keyed to the text and available online, giving students access to a wide range of music-cultures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Music and Sound in the Worlds of Michel Gondry

Music and Sound in the Worlds of Michel Gondry
Author: Kate McQuiston
Release: 2020-11-26
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 122
ISBN: 9781000244502
Language: en
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Michel Gondry’s directorial work buzzes with playfulness and invention: in a body of work that includes feature films such as Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, to music videos, commercials, television episodes, and documentaries, he has experimented with blending animation and live action, complex narrative structures, and philosophical subject matter. Central to that experimentation is Gondry’s use of music and sound, which this book addresses in a new detailed study. Kate McQuiston examines the hybrid nature of Gondry’s work, his process of collaboration, how he uses sound and music to create a highly stylized reinforcement of often-elusive subjects such as psychology, dreams, the loss of memory, and the fraught relationship between humans and the environment. This concise volume provides new insight into Gondry’s richly creative multimedia productions, and their distinctive use of the soundtrack.

Global Soundtracks

Global Soundtracks
Author: Mark Slobin
Release: 2008-09-29
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
Pages: 420
ISBN: 0819568821
Language: en
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The first volume focusing on film music as a worldwide phenomenon

Social Networks and Music Worlds

Social Networks and Music Worlds
Author: Nick Crossley,Siobhan McAndrew,Paul Widdop
Release: 2014-09-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 252
ISBN: 9781317964766
Language: en
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Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds, introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by sociologists, historians and musicologists, examining a variety of distinct 'music worlds', including post-punk, jazz, rap, folk, classical music, Ladyfest and the world of 'open mic' performances, on a number of different scales (local, national and international). In addition to their overarching Introduction, the editors offer a very clear and detailed introduction to the methodology of social network analysis for the uninitiated. The collection builds upon insights from canonic texts in the sociology of music, with the crucial innovation of examining musical network interaction via formal methods. With network analysis in the arts and humanities at an emergent stage, Social Networks and Music Worlds highlights its possibilities for non-scientists. Contributions hail from leading and emerging scholars who present social network graphs and data to represent different music worlds, locating individuals, resources and styles within them. The collection sits at the nexus of sociological, musicological and cultural studies traditions. Its range should ensure a large scholarly readership.

Exploring the Networked Worlds of Popular Music

Exploring the Networked Worlds of Popular Music
Author: Peter Webb
Release: 2010-06-10
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781135910785
Language: en
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This book provides an `insider’ view of worlds of popular music. It shows the relationship between music, creativity, ideas and localities by looking at cities, independents, genre, globalization and musician’s relationships with each other. Webb examines groups of musicians, audiences and people involved in the music industry and shows the articulation of their position as well as how to understand this theoretically by looking at the city as a centre for music production; the industrial music inspired neo-folk genre; independence and its various meanings as a productive position in the music industry; the globalization of music; and musicians own narratives about working together and dealing with the industry. Utilizing case studies of a variety of different cities -- Bristol, London, New York, San Francisco, Berlin -- and genres -- Trip-hop, Hip-hop, Industrial, Neo-folk -- this volume is a landmark in popular music studies.

World Music A Very Short Introduction

World Music  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Philip V. Bohlman
Release: 2002-05-30
Editor: OUP Oxford
Pages: 245
ISBN: 9780191579455
Language: en
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'World music' emerged as an invention of the West from encounters with other cultures. This book draws readers into a remarkable range of these historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eight chapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding of music's diversity. World Music is wide-ranging in its geographical scope, yet individual chapters provide in-depth treatments of selected music cultures and regional music histories. The book frequently zooms in on repertoires and musicians - such as Bob Marley, Bartok, and Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - and attempts to account for world music's growing presence and popularity at the beginning of the twenty-first century. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

World Music

World Music
Author: Terry E. Miller,Andrew Shahriari
Release: 2013-04-03
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 617
ISBN: 9781136241710
Language: en
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Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey, now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world’s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple ‘sites’ within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experimental "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life. Features of the Third Edition Over 3 hours of diverse musical examples. with a third audio CD of new musical examples Listening Guides analyze the various pieces of music with some presented in an interactive format online Biographical highlights of performers and ethnomusicologists updated and new ones added Numerous pedagogical aids, including "On Your Own Time" and "Explore More" sidebars, and "Questions to Consider" Popular music incorporated with the traditional Dynamic companion web site hosts new Interactive Listening Guides, plus many resources for student and instructor. Built to serve online courses. The CD set is available separately (ISBN 978-0-415-89402-9) or with its Value Pack and book (ISBN 978 0415- 80823-1). For eBook users, MP3 files for the accompanying audio files are available only with the Value Pack of eBook & MP3 files (ISBN 978-0-203-15298-0). Please find instructions on how to obtain the audio files in the contents section of the eBook.

Dvor k and His World

Dvor  k and His World
Author: Michael Beckerman
Release: 2012-01-16
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781400831692
Language: en
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Antonin Dvorák made his famous trip to the United States one hundred years ago, but despite an enormous amount of attention from scholars and critics since that time, he remains an elusive figure. Comprising both interpretive essays and a selection of fascinating documents that bear on Dvorák's career and music, this volume addresses fundamental questions about the composer while presenting an argument for a radical reappraisal. The essays, which make up the first part of the book, begin with Leon Botstein's inquiry into the reception of Dvorák's work in German-speaking Europe, in England, and in America. Commenting on the relationship between Dvorák and Brahms, David Beveridge offers the first detailed portrait of perhaps the most interesting artistic friendship of the era. Joseph Horowitz explores the context in which the "New World" Symphony was premiered a century ago, offering an absorbing account of New York musical life at that time. In discussing Dvorák as a composer of operas, Jan Smaczny provides an unexpected slant on the widely held view of him as a "nationalist" composer. Michael Beckerman further investigates this view of Dvorák by raising the question of the role nationalism played in music of the nineteenth century. The second part of this volume presents Dvorák's correspondence and reminiscences as well as unpublished reviews and criticism from the Czech press. It includes a series of documents from the composer's American years, a translation of the review of Rusalka's premiere with the photographs that accompanied the article, and Janácek's analyses of the symphonic poems. Many of these documents are published in English for the first time.

Music of the Peoples of the World

Music of the Peoples of the World
Author: William Alves
Release: 2013-04-12
Editor: Cengage Learning
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781133712305
Language: en
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MUSIC OF THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD, THIRD EDITION, takes a survey approach to world music, covering 11 music cultures. This text focuses on how to listen to and appreciate the music of different cultures, appropriate for students who are not music majors. The text also explores geography and history, allowing students to connect the music to its social context. Listening skills are developed through spotlights on non-Western instruments, and 30 listening guides track the audio step by step, pointing listeners to important characteristics of the piece. Many full-color photos and graphics of instruments, musicians, and cultural events help students understand the context of music in countries with which they may be unfamiliar. The listening guides, an available 2-CD set (with full selections that help students hear significant differences among the music cultures), and Active Listening Tools (allowing students to view instruments and cultural settings while they listen to musical excerpts) further enhance listening and understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sonorous Worlds

Sonorous Worlds
Author: Yana Stainova
Release: 2021-10-14
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Pages: 281
ISBN: 9780472132737
Language: en
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In Venezuela's El Sistema, music is both a means of government control and a form of emancipation for youth musicians

Feel the Music

Feel the Music
Author: Paul Major
Release: 2017-05-30
Editor: Anthology Editions
Pages: 272
ISBN: 194486007X
Language: en
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Paul Major has lived resolutely at the edge of outsider music culture for nearly a half-century. As an early private press and ¿real people¿ record collector turned eminent, underground rock `n¿ roller, his influence is felt if not heard all around us¿until now. Feel the Music traces Paul¿s trajectory from his formative days in the Midwest, his years in the late ¿70s New York punk scene, and into his curious career as a connoisseur and campaigner of the weirdest records of all time. Brought to life with unseen photographs, rare record covers, and cut n¿ paste ephemera from Paul¿s long running mail order catalog, while animated by Paul¿s storytelling, Feel the Music is a fanatical mystery tour through the further, outer reaches of music history. Alongside Paul¿s writing, Feel the Music features essays by Johan Kugelberg, Jack Streitman, Michael P. Daley, Rich Haupt, Stefan Kery, Patrick Lundborg, Geoffrey Weiss, Jesper Eklow, and Glenn Terry. Each book also comes with a special Sorcerers and Endless Boogie split 7¿ vinyl record.

Musings

Musings
Author: Gunther Schuller
Release: 1989
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9780195059212
Language: en
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Examines a variety of aspects of music including the history of jazz, the future of opera, and the forms of twentieth-century music.

The Social Worlds of Nineteenth Century Chamber Music

The Social Worlds of Nineteenth Century Chamber Music
Author: Marie Sumner Lott
Release: 2015-06-15
Editor: University of Illinois Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780252097270
Language: en
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Marie Sumner Lott examines the music available to musical consumers in the nineteenth century, and what that music tells us about their tastes, priorities, and activities. Her social history of chamber music performance places the works of canonic composers such as Schubert, Brahms, and Dvorák in relation to lesser-known but influential peers. The book explores the dynamic relationships among the active agents involved in the creation of Romantic music and shows how each influenced the others' choices in a rich, collaborative environment. In addition to documenting the ways companies acquired and marketed sheet music, Sumner Lott reveals how the publication and performance of chamber music differed from that of ephemeral piano and song genres or more monumental orchestral and operatic works. Several distinct niche markets existed within the audience for chamber music, and composers created new musical works for their use and enjoyment. Insightful and groundbreaking, The Social Worlds of Nineteenth-Century Chamber Music revises prevailing views of middle-class influence on nineteenth-century musical style and presents new methods for interpreting the meanings of musical works for musicians both past and present.

Whatever It Takes

Whatever It Takes
Author: Stephen Stohn
Release: 2018-03-03
Editor: Dundurn
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781459739994
Language: en
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With forty years of show business under his belt, no one knows better than Stephen Stohn what it takes to make it in Canadian entertainment. In a star-studded, rock ’n’ roll tour of his career, Stohn shares his stories, including such unforgettable icons as Canadian Idol, the Degrassi franchise, and the Juno Awards.

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music

The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music
Author: Ruth M. Stone
Release: 2017-09-25
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 1034
ISBN: 9781351544115
Language: en
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Music and Memory in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds

Music and Memory in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds
Author: Lauren Curtis,Naomi Weiss
Release: 2021-10-28
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 381
ISBN: 9781108831666
Language: en
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Combines multiple theoretical perspectives and diverse media to examine the relation between music and memory in ancient Greece and Rome.