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This shorter version of the best-selling WORLDS OF MUSIC provides much of the authoritative coverage of the comprehensive version in a format that's accessible to students without any background or training in music. Using a case-study approach, the text presents in-depth explorations of music of several cultures from around the world. The authors, all ethnomusicologists working in their fields of expertise, base their discussions of music-cultures on their own fieldwork, and give students a true sense of both the music and culture that created it. General editor, Jeff Todd Titon, has written the text's opening chapter that introduces students to ethnomusicology and relates each chapter's music heard on the accompanying CDs to the fundamentals of music in a worldwide context. The text concludes with a chapter that invites students to participate by undertaking a fieldwork research project that increases a student's understanding of music in daily life. The supplementary three-CD set works hand in hand with the authors' prose, providing students with access to a wide range of music-cultures and include authentic recordings from the authors' fieldwork. Leading off is the long-standing jewel in the WORLDS OF MUSIC crown – James Koetting's magnificent recording of postal workers canceling stamps at the University of Ghana post office. A Western-sounding hymn tune performed against African rhythms, this piece, more that any other, lets the student hear contrasting music-cultures.
- Two CDs that previously accompanied the text have been replaced with a more robust and inclusive three CD set that may be purchased along with the text.
- New coverage of China, Eastern Europe and the Arab World.
- Timed "Close Listening" guides keyed to music samples on CD have been added to the transcripts in musical notation, making discussions of musical form/structure accessible to students regardless of their ability to read music.
- Salient Features Boxes. Every music-culture now has boxes delineating the salient features of a culture and its music-making it much easier for the student to identify both.
- Study Questions. To help the non-major in music remember the important points of a music culture, the Worlds of Music authors supply study questions at the end of each chapter.
- Easier key term identification with boldfaced terms and in-text pronunciations, as well as a full glossary and seperate index, to smooth readers' way through the new terminology.
- Each chapter begins with a brief survey of music in a large geographical area and then follows with a case study that explores in depth the music of a representative culture.
- The book presents unmatched authority and scholarship from ethnomusicologists who write for the student coming fresh to the musics of the world.
- Much of the music on the three CD set is from the authors' own fieldwork and all is chosen with an eye to the selection that best introduces the student to a culture's music.
- Outstanding musician biographies and autobiographies add an experiential dimension to a given music-culture.
- Listening guides, salient feature boxes, study questions, and a pronunciation glossary of important terms help the student hear the music, understand the culture, and remember the material.
The Soundscape. The Music-Culture. What is Music?. Structure in Music.
A Music-Culture Performance Model. The Four Components of a Music-Culture.
Ecological and Sustainable Worlds of Music. Study Questions. Resources.
2: NORTH AMERICA/NATIVE AMERICA (BY DAVID P. MCALLESTAIR).
Three Different Styles. Music of the Navajos. The Native American Flute Revival. Study Questions. Resources.
3: AFRICA/EWE, MANDE, DAGBAMBA, SHONA, BAAKA (BY DAVID LOCKE).
Postal Workers Canceling Stamps . Agbekor: Music and Dance of the Ewe People. Drummers of the Dagbamba. Shona Mbira Music. The BaAka People Singing "Makala". Conclusion as Discussion. Study Questions. Resources.
4: NORTH AMERICA/BLACK AMERICA (BY JEFF TODD TITON).
Music of Worship. Music of Work. Music of Play. Blues. A Few Final Words. Study Questions. Resources .
5: EUROPE/CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN REGIONS (BY TIMOTHY J. COOLEY).
Europe: An Overview. Social and Political Organization. The Sounds of European Music. Case Study: Podhale, Polish Tatra Region. European Regional Musics on the Global Stage: Two Case Studies. Reinterpreting Europe. Study Questions. Resources .
6: INDIA/SOUTH INDIA (BY DAVID B. RECK).
History, Culture and Music. Many Musics. Classical Music. A Carnatic Music Performance. Indian Music and the West. Study Questions. Resources.
7: ASIA/MUSIC OF INDONESIA (BY R. ANDERSON SUTTON).
Central Java. Bali. Indonesian Popular Music. Conclusion. Study Questions. Resources.
8: EAST ASIA/CHINA, TAIWAN, SINGAPORE, OVERSEAS CHINESE (BY JONATHAN P. J. STOCK)
A Cross-Section of Chinese Music. Folk Song. Instrumental Ensemble Traditions. Opera and Ballad Traditions. Solo Instrumental Traditions. Religious Tradtions. Popular Music. Chinese Music/World Music? Study Questions. Resources.
9: LATIN AMERICA/CHILE, BOLIVIA, ECUADOR, PERU (BY JOHN M. SCHECHTER).
Chilean Nueva Canción: Victor Jara and Inti Illimani. Bolivian K''antu. The Quichua of the Northern Andes of Ecuador. The Andean Ensemble Phenomenon: Going Abroad. Afro-Peruvian Music: A Landó. Despedida, or Farewell. Study Questions. Resources.
10: THE ARAB WORLD (BY ANNE K. RASMUSSEN)
"Arabia". The Takht Ensemble. Religion and Music in the Arab World. Music in History/Music as History. The Maghrib. The Music of Celebration: Communal Music Making at a Wedding in Morocco. Poetry and Core Values of Bedouin Culture. Homeland and Diaspora: An Unexpected Reaction. From Diaspora to Globalization.: Ofra Haza and World Beat. Concluding Remarks. Study Questions. Resources.
11: DISCOVERING AND DOCUMENTING A WORLD OF MUSIC (BY JEFF TODD TITON AND DAVID B. RECK).
Music in Our Own Backyards. Doing Musical Ethnography. References. Glossary.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
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