African polyphony and polyrhythm: musical structure and methodology

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Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l'homme, Paris, 1991 - Music - 668 pages
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Contents

The general features of traditional music
6
Typology
16
Introduction
33
the present state of the subject
45
The need for transcription
94
Towards a new method
103
From recording to transcription
113
Anthropological validity
117
Aka Pygmies singing in choir
129
Aka men striking the md kdngd
130
Aka man striking together two iron blades dl ketd
131
Aka man rerecording a vocal part
132
Aka Pygmies controlling the accuracy of a rerecorded piece
133
The notion of relevance
137
Description and analysis
157
A brief survey of Western rhythmics
179

Dakpa boys page
119
Playing the sanza
120
Ngombi Ngbaka bowed harp
121
Kpdld Ngbaka double bell
122
Ang5 BandaLinda horn orchestra
123
BandaLinda horn orchestra detail
124
Rerecording of the BandaLinda horns under the supervision of the master of the horns
125
Rerecording the mdnza xylophone part right hand from the ngbake repertoire of the Sabanga
127
Rerecording of the ankle jingles part of the dance associated with the agd terumd ritual of the BandaLinda
128
Towards a precise terminology
200
African rhythmics
206
Analytical notions
218
Strict polyrhythmics
229
Hocket
307
Polyphony produced by melodic instruments
505
The association of polyphony and polyrhythmics
619
Conclusion
655
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