Music Cultures of the Pacific, the Near East, and Asia, Volume 2

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Prentice Hall, 1996 - Music - 278 pages

The purpose of this book is to survey the basic kinds of music and musical instruments found in the major oriental civilizations and in the island cultures of the Eastern Hemisphere. It is also intended as an introduction to the basic attitudes, techniques, and nomenclature of the discipline of ethnomusicology. Presents a romanization of the book of vocal examples along with a translation or explanation of their meaning. A sonic glossary index at the end of each chapter shows all non-western terms in alphabetical order including a unique prononciation audio cassette. The inclusion of human figures in all new drawings add information about playing positions as well as instrument designs. Contains a unique cassette of pronunciations by noted and qualified speakers.

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Contents

List of Musical Examples Tables and Book Cassette Contents
1
Rudiments of Ethnomusicological Music Notation and Analysis
9
A Sonic Glossary Index for Chapter 1
36
Bibliographical and Audiovisual Notes
60
Some Indian Folk Popular and Theatrical Music Traditions
135
The Formative Period
175
The International Period
183
The World Music Period
196
A Sonic Glossary Index for Chapter 6
202
Taiwan and the Ryukyu Islands
215
The Northern Islands and Beyond
248
Epilogue
257
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