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Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, Shorter Version

 
 
 
 
Worlds of Music: An Introduction to the Music of the World's Peoples, Shorter Version
Author: Jeff Todd Titon - Timothy J. Cooley - David Locke
ISBN 13: 9780495570103
ISBN 10: 495570109
Edition: 3
Publisher: Schirmer
Publication Date: 2009-01-05
Format: Paperback
Pages: 464
List Price: $193.95
 
 

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. The supplementary 3 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 you hear contrasting music-cultures.