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This shorter version of the bestselling 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 from several cultures around the world. The authors, all working ethnomusicologists, 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. Editor Jeff Todd Titon’s opening chapter introduces students to ethnomusicology and relates each chapter's music to the fundamentals of music in a worldwide context, while the final chapter invites students to undertake a fieldwork research project that increases their understanding of music in daily life. Authentic recordings from the authors' fieldwork are keyed to the text and available online, giving students access to a wide range of music-cultures.
- Chapter 2 (North America/Native America) by Christopher Scales, replaces the former chapter by the late David McAllester yet retains some of its classic features.
- Revisions to Chapter 3 (Africa) include a new section on "Fela and Afrobeat."
- Two new sections appear in Chapter 4 (North America/Black America): one contrasting an early African American blues recording by Ma Rainey (a new musical example) with a typical popular music recording from the same period; the other, "Blues in the New Millennium," discussing Americana music and the music of James "Super Chikan" Johnson.
- Revisions to Chapter 6 (Asia/South India) include a new discussion of Vedic chant; a new section, "Religion and Music in South India," discussing a major genre of music, the bhajan; another new section, "A Piece from the Dance Tradition: 'Krishna Nee Begane Baro'"; and a revised and updated section, "Pop Music."
- Changes to Chapter 7 (Asia/Indonesia) include a revised Introduction that compares Javanese musical examples, and a new section, "Gigi: Indonesian Rock Music."
- Changes to Chapter 10 (The Arab World) include a revised section, "Wedding Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean Arab World (The Levant)," which discusses how poetry, music, and dance have helped catalyze social protest and resistance in the Arab World.
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- Much of the music 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.
- 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.
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 CHRISTOPHER A. SCALES).
Tribal Musics. Intertribal Music. Native American Popular Music. 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. A Drummer of Dagbon. Shona Mbira Music. Fela and Afrobeat. 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).
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. The Sound World. Indian Music and the West. Study Questions. Resources.
7. ASIA/MUSIC OF INDONESIA (BY R. ANDERSON SUTTON).
Central Java. Bali. North Sumatra. Indonesian Popular Music. 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 Traditions. Solo Instrumental Traditions. Religious Traditions. Popular Music. Chinese Music/World Music? Study Questions. Resources.
9. LATIN AMERICA/CHILE, BOLIVIA, ECUADOR, PERU (BY JOHN M. SCHECHTER).
Chilean Nueva Canción. Bolivian K'antu. The Quichua of the Northern Andes of Ecuador. The Andean Ensemble Phenomenon: Going Abroad. Afro-Peruvian Music: A Landó. 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. Homeland and Diaspora: An Unexpected Reaction. From Diaspora to Globalization.: Ofra Haza and World Beat. 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.
"Worlds of Music provides an excellent introduction and musical and historical overview of nonwestern music, encompassing both traditional and popular musics of a wide variety of cultures."
"An excellent introductory textbook to world music for non-music majors."
"There is no other text that I can find that balances ethnomusicological issues with culture studies for the non-music major. "
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