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Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples 6th Edition

Jeff Todd Titon (General Editor)

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 2009, 2002, 1996
  • 672 Pages
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Overview

The bestselling WORLDS OF MUSIC, now in its sixth edition, provides authoritative, accessible coverage of the world’s music cultures. Based on the authors’ fieldwork and expertise, this text presents in-depth explorations of several music cultures from around the world, with a new chapter on Native American music. The student-friendly, case-study approach and music-culture focus gives students a true sense of both the music and the culture that created it. Additionally, MindTap for WORLDS OF MUSIC includes a variety of recordings from multiple sources, including the authors’ own fieldwork, other ethnomusicologists’ field research, and commercial releases, as well as interactive Active Listening Guides, which provide a real-time visualization of the music playing in perfect synchronization with descriptions of what is happening in the music.

Jeff Todd Titon (General Editor), Brown University

Jeff Todd Titon is Professor of Music, Emeritus, at Brown University, where he directed the Ph.D. program in ethnomusicology from 1986 to 2013. He received a Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, where he studied ethnomusicology with Alan Kagan, cultural anthropology with Pertti Pelto, and musicology with Johannes Riedel. He founded the ethnomusicology program at Tufts University, where he taught from 1971 to 1986. From 1990 to 1995 he served as the editor of Ethnomusicology, the journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology. He has done ethnographic fieldwork in North America on religious folk music, blues music, and old-time fiddling, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For two years, he was the guitarist in the Lazy Bill Lucas Blues Band, a group that appeared at the 1970 Ann Arbor Blues Festival. He founded and directed an old-time, Appalachian, string-band ethnomusicology ensemble at Tufts (1981–1986) and then at Brown (1986–2013). He is the author or editor of eight books, including Early Downhome Blues, which won the ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award, Give Me This Mountain, Powerhouse for God, and the Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology. A documentary photographer and filmmaker as well as author, he is considered a pioneer in applied ethnomusicology, phenomenological ethnography, and ecomusicology. His most recent research may be tracked on his blog at sustainablemusic.blogspot.com.
  • Learning Objectives start every chapter so that students can preview what they will be expected to learn from the chapter.
  • New to the sixth edition, Chapter 2: North America/Native America, written by Christopher Scales, replaces the former chapter by the late David McAllester yet retains some of its classic features.
  • Several new musical selections, many accompanied by Active Listening features, include: “Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense” (Chapter 3), “Hustlin’ Blues” (Chapter 4), “Dan Sekarang” (Chapter 7), and “Batal al Bab” (Chapter 10).
  • The sixth edition can be accompanied with MindTap, a fully online digital platform built upon Worlds of Music. MindTap combines student learning tools—readings, multimedia, activities, and assessments—into a singular Learning Path that guides students through their course. The core musical examples are available in-line with the chapter reference, either streaming or with suggestions for finding the music online. Eighty-four of the musical examples are accompanied by interactive Active Listening Guides, which provide a real-time visualization of the music playing in perfect synchronization with descriptions of what is happening in the music. Listening activities open every chapter, most chapters provide links to videos related to chapter content, and every chapter includes quizzes with listening questions, content questions, and essay questions.
  • WORLDS OF MUSIC has been the standard introductory ethnomusicology text for 25 years.
  • Performance model introduces how music relates to communities and their history; component model includes musical sound and structure along with cultural ideas, social behavior and material culture.
  • MindTap for WORLDS OF MUSIC includes a variety of recordings from multiple sources, including the authors’ own fieldwork, other ethnomusicologists’ field research, and commercial releases, as well as interactive Active Listening Guides, which provide a real-time visualization of the music playing in perfect synchronization with descriptions of what is happening in the music.
  • The opening chapter introduces key elements of world music and asks students how to draw the line between music and non-music. The concluding chapter outlines the steps for how students can execute their own ethnomusicological research project.
1. The Music-Culture as a World of Music.
2. North America/Native America.
3. Africa/Ewe, Mande, Dagbamba, Shona, BaAka.
4. North America/Black America.
5. Europe/Central and Southeastern Regions.
6. Asia/India.
7. Asia/Indonesia.
8. Asia/China, Taiwan, Singapore, Overseas Chinese.
9. South America/Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru.
10. The Arab World.
11. Discovering and Documenting a World of Music.
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FOR INSTRUCTORS

4-CD Set

ISBN: 9780495009719
Boxed set of four CDs accompany the text, containing various music examples from the authors' fieldwork, as well as fieldwork of other ethnomusicologists and relevant commercial recordings.

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ISBN: 9780495568469

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4-CD Set

ISBN: 9780495009719
Boxed set of four CDs accompany the text, containing various music examples from the authors' fieldwork, as well as fieldwork of other ethnomusicologists and relevant commercial recordings.

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ISBN: 9780495568469
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