Ethnomusicology: A Very Short Introduction

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OUP USA, 2014 - Music - 151 pages
Ethnomusicology, an academic discipline founded in 1950, has been defined as the study of the music of others. This definition, at once whimsical and very nearly true, is incomplete. Many of its strongest threads have emerged because a person or a people have wanted to understand themselves, their history, and their identity.
 

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This is quite a good introduction to the subject. t doesn't go into depths but goes over the main definitions, topics and research methods employed by Ethnomusicologists. However, it is not a book ... Read full review

Contents

1 Defining ethnomusicology
1
2 A bit of history
11
3 Conducting research
27
4 The nature of music
44
5 Music as culture
65
6 Individual musicians
79
7 Writing music history
88
8 Ethnomusicology in the modern world
98
9 Ethnomusicologists at work
113
References
123
Further reading
135
Listening
141
Index
145
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Timothy Rice is Professor of Ethnomusicology and the Director of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music at the University of California, Los Angeles. His books include May it Fill Your Soul: Experiencing Bulgarian Music and Music in Bulgaria: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture. A leader in the field, he is a former editor of the journal Ethnomusicology and a past president of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

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