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The Resource Ethnomusicology : a very short introduction, Timothy Rice

Ethnomusicology : a very short introduction, Timothy Rice

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Ethnomusicology : a very short introduction
Title
Ethnomusicology
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Rice
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ethnomusicologists believe that all humans, not just those we call musicians, are musical, and that musicality is one of the essential touchstones of the human experience. This insight raises big questions about the nature of music and the nature of humankind, and ethnomusicologists argue that to properly address these questions, we must study music in all its geographical and historical diversity. In this Very Short Introduction, one of the foremost ethnomusicologists, Timothy Rice, offers a compact and illuminating account of this growing discipline, showing how modern researchers go about studying music from around the world, looking for insights into both music and humanity. The reader discovers that ethnomusicologists today not only examine traditional forms of music-such as Japanese gagaku, Bulgarian folk music, Javanese gamelan, or Native American drumming and singing-but also explore more contemporary musical forms, from rap and reggae to Tex-Mex, Serbian turbofolk, and even the piped-in music at the Mall of America. To investigate these diverse musical forms, Rice shows, ethnomusicologists typically live in a community, participate in and observe and record musical events, interview the musicians, their patrons, and the audience, and learn to sing, play, and dance. It's important to establish rapport with musicians and community members, and obtain the permission of those they will work with closely over the course of many months and years. We see how the researcher analyzes the data to understand how a particular musical tradition works, what is distinctive about it, and how it bears the personal, social, and cultural meanings attributed to it. Rice also discusses how researchers may apply theories from anthropology and other social sciences, to shed further light on the nature of music as a human behavior and cultural practice."--Publisher's description
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DLC
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1945-
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Rice, Timothy
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3798
LC item number
.R53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
376
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  • Ethnomusicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Musikethnologie
  • Musiketnologi
Label
Ethnomusicology : a very short introduction, Timothy Rice
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining ethnomusicology -- A bit of history -- Conducting research -- The nature of music -- Music and culture -- Individual musicians -- Writing music history -- Ethnomusicology in the modern world -- Ethnomusicologists at work
Control code
839396787
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xvi, 151 pages
Isbn
9780199794379
Lccn
2013020199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)839396787
Label
Ethnomusicology : a very short introduction, Timothy Rice
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Defining ethnomusicology -- A bit of history -- Conducting research -- The nature of music -- Music and culture -- Individual musicians -- Writing music history -- Ethnomusicology in the modern world -- Ethnomusicologists at work
Control code
839396787
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
xvi, 151 pages
Isbn
9780199794379
Lccn
2013020199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)839396787

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