Shaped by Japanese Music: Kikuoka Hiroaki and Nagauta Shamisen in Tokyo

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Taylor & Francis, Mar 31, 2004 - Music - 240 pages
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Shaped by Japanese Music is an in-depth analysis of the musical world of an individual performer, composer, and teacher. Using an ethnographic approach, this study situates musical analysis in the context of its creation, demonstrating that traditional Japanese music is an active sociocultural system that has been reproduced in Japan from the seventeenth century to the present day.

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Jay Davis Keister is Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. He received his Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the University of California, Los Angeles. As part of his field research in Japan, he has had training in the nagauta and gagaku ensembles of Japanese traditional music.

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