Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments, Volume 1

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Kodansha International, 2000 - Antiques & Collectibles - 354 pages
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When William Malm published his wide-ranging study of traditional Japanese music in 1959, it was the first time in the twentieth century that such a work had been brought out in a Western language.

Malm's book has still not been replaced as the single most interesting and authoritative text on the subject. But until now it was never revised or updated, nor were its illustrations ever changed. With the present publication, however, an extensively improved edition that includes a CD of sample music has been made available.

Professor Malm's aim has always been to attract the layman reader as well as the musicologist, which has given this book its strength and durability. The writing is clear, lively, and informed, the scope of his study being broadened by frequent comparisons with other traditions, East and West. Accompanying it all is a generous number of drawings and photographs of the players and their various instruments.

The book opens with a brisk and eloquent history of Japan's musical life, then moves on to its religious music, Shinto, Buddhist, and Christian; its court music; the music of the noh drama; and the music of specific instruments: biwa, shakuhachi, koto, and shamisen. After examining the components of kabuki music, it closes with a chapter on folk music, popular musical arts, and the music of other ethnic groups in Japan. For the more technically inclined, there is a detailed appendix on notation systems. Lastly, to put all this in a practical context, a CD is provided, giving nineteen examples of these different genres.

Whether your interest is in a particular form of Japanese music-the marvelous sonority of the bamboo flute, the sharp but wistful sound of the shamisen-or just in music in general, Malm's book will more than satisfy your curiosity.
  

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Contents

List of Figures
14
Omatsun
25
Music and Japanese History
31
Religious Music
47
Buddhist Music
66
Christian Music
78
Introduction
119
Musical Conventions of a Noh Play
126
Introduction
193
Music Lessons
200
Koto Music
207
The Instrument and Its Background
213
The Components of Kabukj Music
239
The Music of One Kabuki Scene
250
Introduction
261
Folk Theatricals
268

Instruments of the Hayashi
133
Drum Music
141
Introduction
149
The Instrument and Its Music
156
The History of the Shafohachi
165
The Instrument and Its Music
171
Epilogue
275
CD Contents and Text Translations
301
AudioVisual Materials
313
GlossaryIndex
333
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Malm, Traditional Japanese Music & Musical Instruments
the new, revised and updated edition of the book that has become the standard text on traditional Japanese music and musical instruments since it was first ...
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Traditional Japanese Music
Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments Book by William P. Malm. Tsugaru Shamisen Audio CD by Chikuzan Takahashi ...
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Resources
Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments, William P. Malm, Kodansha International, ISBN 4770023952 Similar type of overview as above, ...
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MUSIC 403
Malm, William P. Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments. 2. nd. ed. Tokyo: Kodansha International, 2000. CD accompanying book (CD 7525), Track ...
www.journalism.wisc.edu/ mpi/ sutton/ 403packet.pdf

Musical Instruments
Music Instruments - Music Instruments Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments: The New Edition by William P. Malm, When William Malm published ...
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民俗音楽エッセイ 2
Malm’s Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments illustrates two legends of mosobiwa, and both of them are relevant to Buddhism[5]. ...
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Bibliografia: musica
William P. Malm, Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments, Kodansha International, 354 pag., formato 15.8 x 23.4 cm (1959, nuova edizione ...
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Antiques & Collectables
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About the author (2000)


WILLIAM P. MALM, born in Illinois in 1928, received his BM (1949) and MM (1950) in composition from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from the University of California at Los Angeles (1959). He developed an ethnomusicology program at the University of Michigan (1960-94) which included an ensemble of nagauta and edobayashi. As director of the Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments (1980-94) he expanded its use in education and research.

Among his publications are Nagauta: The Heart of Kabuki Music (1963); Music Cultures of the Pacific, the Near East, and Asia (1966); Six Hidden Views of Japanese Music (1986); and-a joint effort-Theater as Music (1990), in which one act of a bunraku puppet play is examined.

As a teacher at Michigan he received the Henry Russel, Alumni Merit, and Legislature awards, and in 1993 he was given the Koizumi Fumio Prize in Ethnomusicology.

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