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Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Michael Tenzer


Combining the approaches of ethnomusicology and music theory, this book offers perspectives for thinking about how musical sounds are shaped, arranged, and composed by their diverse makers worldwide. Eleven in-depth explanations of Iranian sung poetry, Javanese and Balinese gamelan music, Afro-Cuban drumming, Shanghai opera, flamenco, modern American chamber music, Central African group singing, Bulgarian dance tunes, South Indian song, and a Mozart piano concerto create a diverse compendium of music analyses. Through description of contexts of performance and creation, and especially composit ... More

Keywords: ethnomusicology, music theory, composition, formal construction, transcription, cross-cultural, comparative, fusion

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195177893
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Tenzer, editor
University of British Columbia

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