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

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Prentice-Hall, 1967 - Music - 169 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. The inclusion of human figures in all new drawings add information about playing positions as well as instrument designs.

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