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Worlds of Music


Worlds of Music
  • Author : Jeff Todd Titon
  • Publisher : Schirmer G Books
  • Release : 1984
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105003278483
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This market-leading, best-selling text covers ethnomusicology-the study of music in a people's way of life, which treats music as a distillation of cultural styles. The authors of this text approach diverse musical styles with the desire to understand them on their own terms-as the people who make the music would understand them. The text is organized by region. Each study focuses on the life histories and autobiographies that are essential to understanding music as a human activity. Song lyrics are singled out by the authors as a way to understand the meaning and purpose of musical performances. Musical examples, or transcriptions, are included on the accompanying CDs, and are treated throughout as points of departure for discussion. Student music-making projects-singing, building and playing instruments-greatly increase music appreciation and allow students to experience firsthand what it's like to be an ethnomusicologist puzzling out unfamiliar music. This text seeks to provide as much pleasure as knowledge, fostering lifelong curiosity and a desire to experience and appreciate music in all its forms.

Worlds of Music


Worlds of Music
  • Author : Jeff Todd Titon
  • Publisher : Schirmer Books
  • Release : 2005
  • ISBN : UCSC:32106017781672
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No background or training in music? No problem. This shorter version of WORLDS OF MUSIC: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSIC OF THE WORLD'S PEOPLES is written to make music accessible. Using the 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 you a true sense of both the music and culture that created it.Two CDs accompany every copy of the book and cover a wide range of music-cultures, including 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 you hear contrasting music-cultures.

Worlds of Music An Introduction to the Music of the World s Peoples


Worlds of Music  An Introduction to the Music of the World s Peoples
  • Author : Jeff Todd Titon
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • ISBN : 1133953905
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Worlds of Music Shorter Version


Worlds of Music  Shorter Version
  • Author : Jeff Todd Titon
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-12-05
  • ISBN : 1337101494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Worlds of Music


Worlds of Music
  • Author : Jeff Todd Titon
  • Publisher : G Schirmer Incorporated
  • Release : 1992
  • ISBN : IND:30000045057894
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Worlds of Music is a unique introduction to ethnomusicology, the ideal text with which to experience and understand the meanings of music in the lives of diverse human communities. Writing about cultures they have studied at first hand, the authors describe and analyze the indigenous musics of Africa, North and South America, Eastern Europe, India, Indonesia, and Japan. They also show how ethnomusicologists "get inside" a culture to document its music. Free from excessive jargon and assuming no formal musical background, Worlds of Music conveys the excitement of ethnomusicology by focusing in depth on the music of a small number of representative groups; looks at music both on its own terms and as a human activity in diverse historical, social, and cultural contexts; features fascinating biographies and oral histories of musicians in diverse cultures; includes many original photographs, drawings, and transcriptions of musical examples; and encourages active student involvement by showing how a beginner may document, play, and even build the instruments used in the music of another culture.