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Music of the Peoples of the World

ISBN: 9780534592301 | 0534592309
Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Schirmer
Pub. Date: 9/16/2005

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Part 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC. 1. Introduction. 2. Pitch. 3. Melody. 4. Rhythm. 5. Timbre and Texture. 6. Musical Instruments. Part 2: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA. 7. Introduction to the Region. 8. Characteristics of Traditional African Music. 9. Traditional African Instruments. 10. Drumming in West Africa. 11. Music of the Jalolu. 12. Mbira Music. 13. African Popular Music. Part 3: THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA. 14. Introduction to the Region. 15. Elements of Middle Eastern Music. 16. The Instruments of the Region. 17. Arab Music. 18. Arabic Music Performance. 19. Music in Iran. 20. Jewish Music. Part 4: CENTRAL ASIA. 21. Introduction to the Region. 22. Characteristics of Central Asian Music. 23. Tibetan Music. 24. Mongolian Music. Part 5: INDIA. 25. Introduction to the Region. 26. Elements of Indian Classical Music. 27. Indian Instruments and their Functions. 28. Raga, The Melodic Dimension Of Indian Music. 29. Performance of the Alap and Conclusion from Raga Khamaj. 30. Tala, The Rhythmic Dimension Of Indian Music. 31. Vocal Music in India. 32. Influences of Indian Music on Contemporary Western Music. Part 6: CHINA. 33. Introduction to the Region. 34. Characteristics of Traditional Chinese Music. 35. Traditional Chinese Instruments. 36. Guqin Music. 37. Folk and Contemporary Music. 38. Chinese Dramatic Music. Part 7: JAPAN. 39. Introduction to the Region. 40. Characteristics of Japanese Music. 41. GagakuAncient Orchestral Music of the Japanese Court. 42. Japanese Instrumental Music. 43. Music of the Japanese Theatre. Part 8: INDONESIA. 44. Introduction to the Region. 45. Characteristics of Gamelan Music. 46. Java, Its Gamelan and Instruments. 47. Javanese Composition. 48. A Javanese Gamelan Performance. 49. Bali, Its Gamelan and Instruments. 50. Balinese Composition and Performance. 51. Lou Harrison & the American Gamelan. Part 9: EASTERN EUROPE. 52. Introduction to the Region. 53. Characteristics of Eastern European Folk Music. 54. Hungarian Folk Music. 55. Bulgarian Folk Music. 56. Russian Folk Music. Part 10: LATIN AMERICA. 57. Introduction to the Region. 58. Characteristics of Traditional Latin American Music. 59. Music in Mexico. 60. Music in Brazil. 61. Music in Andean Countries.

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