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Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Michael Tenzer and John Roeder


This collection of essays analyzes diverse musical creations with reference to the contexts in which the music is created and performed. The authors explain the music as sound in process, through prose, diagrams, transcriptions, recordings, and (online) multimedia presentations, all intended to convey the richness, beauty, and ingenuity of their subjects. The music ranges across geography and cultures—court music of Japan and medieval Europe, pagode song from Brazil, solos by the jazz pianist Thelonius Monk and by the sitar master Budhaditya Mukherjee, form-and-timbre improvisations of a Bosto ... More

Keywords: world music, music analysis, rhythm, musical form, transcriptions, musical genre, periodicity, cross-cultural comparison, time organization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195384581
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Tenzer, editor
University of British Columbia

John Roeder, editor
University of British Columbia

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