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Thinking Musically is the central volume in the Global Music Series. Designed for undergraduates and general readers with little or no background in music, it incorporates music from many diverse cultures--including the Americas, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Europe--and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure--covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present--and comes with an audio CD of musical examples discussed in the text. The case studies can be used in any combination with Thinking Musically to provide a rich exploration of world musical cultures. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study.

Thinking Musically discusses the importance of musical instruments, describing their significance in a culture's folklore, religion, and history. It explores fundamental elements of music--including rhythm, pitch in melodic and harmonic relationships, and form--and examines how they vary in different musical traditions. The text considers the effects of cultural influences such as gender and ethnicity on the perception, interpretation, and performance of music. It also looks at how the forces of nationalism, acculturation, and westernization can affect musical traditions. Many of the musical examples are coordinated with material in the case studies. Thinking Musically includes activities designed to build critical listening and individual study skills and is packaged with an 80-minute CD that features selections from a wide variety of musical cultures.

Also available: Thinking Musically and Teaching Music Globally Package (2 books + CD; ISBN 0-19-517143-8)

Thinking Musically is also available in a package with Teaching Music Globally, by Patricia Shehan Campbell, a second framing volume in the Global Music Series. Essential for anyone teaching beginning students about the world's musical cultures, Teaching Music Globally describes pedagogical techniques for classes from K-12 to university level and offers a wealth of learning experiences.

Synopsis:

Designed for undergraduates and general readers with little or no background in music, Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures--including the Americas, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Europe--and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. Thinking Musically explores the importance of musical instruments and discusses the fundamental elements of music--including rhythm, pitch in melodic and harmonic relationships, and form--and examines how they vary in different musical traditions. The author considers the effects of cultural factors such as gender and ethnicity on the perception, interpretation, and performance of music, as well as the forces of nationalism, cultural encounters, and westernization.

New to the Second Edition

*Revised to bring the book up-to-date with current trends that are influencing music around the world, including the accelerating impact of technology (YouTube, MySpace, and digital downloading) and the increased effects of globalization

*Increased consideration of the pressures exerted by gender and mass media on the form, content, and performance of music

*Expanded discussion of fieldwork (in Chapter 7 and throughout the book)

*Includes additional photographs, expanded CD tracks, and new activities

Thinking Musically is the cornerstone of the Global Music Series; each case study in the series uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure--covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Thinking Musically can be used with case studies in any combination to provide a rich exploration of world musical cultures, or it can be used independently as a short introduction to world music or music appreciation. Thinking Musically includes two 80-minute CDs--corresponding with activities found throughout the text--that feature selections from a wide variety of musical cultures.

About the Author

Bonnie C. Wade is Professor and Chair of the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. One of two general editors of the Global Music Series, she is also the author of another volume in the series, Music in Japan (OUP, 2005), in addition to numerous other titles.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

CD Track List

Letter to the Readers

1. Thinking about Music

People

Music Makers

Listeners

Music

In Terms of Sound

Calling Something "Music"

Aesthetic Values in Music

Meaning

Music and Textual Meaning

Music as Text

Use

Transmission

Oral and Aural Transmission

Written Transmission

2. Thinking about Instruments

Instruments as Objects

Ideas about Instruments-types

Ideas about Particular Instruments

Spiritual Associations

Associations of Sexuality and Gender

Cultural Status

Aesthetic Value

Item of Technology

Item of Commodity

Timbre and Aesthetics of Sound

Instruments in Music

Instrumental Capacity

Ideas about Ensemble

Heterogenous and Homogeneous Sound Ideals

Musical Roles

3. Thinking about Time

Rhythm

Pulse

Irregular Durations

Rhythm for the Text Alone

Organizing Time into Units

Duple and Triple Meters

Single and Compound Meters

Asymmetrical Meters

South Indian Tala

Southeast Asian Colotomic Meter

North Indian Tala

Middle Eastern Rhythmic Modes

Korean Changdan

African Polyrhythm

Music in the African Diaspora

Speed

4. Thinking about Pitch

Pitch

Pitch Names

Syllables

Numbers

Letters

Setting the Pitch

Who Sets the Pitch

Pitch Placement

Thinking Horizontally

Intervals

Naming Intervals

Microtones

Scales

The Chromatic Scale

Diatonic Scales

The "Oriental" Scale

Numbers of Pitches in an Octave

Pitch Functions

Mode

Thinking Vertically

Tone Clusters

Naming Vertical Intervals

Dissonance and Consonance

Functional Harmony

Thinking Horizontally and Vertically

Performing One Melody

Solo and in Unison

Interlocking Parts

Rounds

Heterophony

Performing One Melody with Another Part

Melody and drone

Homophony

Performing Multiple Melodies

Polyphony

Melody and ostinato

5. Thinking about Structuring

Improvising and Composing

Composing Persons

Putting Something Significant First

North Indian Instrumental Form

Sonata Form

Telling the Story

Music for the Moment

Contrasting Instrumentation

Through-composed Music

Strophic Form

Responding to the Context

Expectation for Audience-Performer Interaction

The Need for Intra-ensemble Interaction

Audience-performer Interaction in Storytelling

A Ritual Context

Echoes of a Ritual Practice

Call and Response

Music and Movement

Coming to the end

Aesthetic choice and intellectual play

Contrasting Rhythmic Modes

Social Values

6. Thinking about Issues

Encounters and Identities

A Focus on Influences

A Focus on Boundaries

The national community

Regional identities

Gender

Multiple Identities

Authenticity

Transcending Boundaries

The Mass Media

Globalization

The Local

7. Thinking about Fieldwork

Picking a Project

Planning the Project

Doing the Project

Finishing the Project

Glossary of Musical Terms

References

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195341911
Subtitle:
Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
Author:
Wade, Bonnie C.
Author:
Wade, Bonnie
Author:
null, Bonnie
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music | World Music, Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Global Music
Publication Date:
20081119
Binding:
Mixed media, eg book and CD-ROM, book and toy etc
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 ht, 34 lines
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.10x5.40x.60 in. .75 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Designed for undergraduates and general readers with little or no background in music, Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures--including the Americas, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and Europe--and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. Thinking Musically explores the importance of musical instruments and discusses the fundamental elements of music--including rhythm, pitch in melodic and harmonic relationships, and form--and examines how they vary in different musical traditions. The author considers the effects of cultural factors such as gender and ethnicity on the perception, interpretation, and performance of music, as well as the forces of nationalism, cultural encounters, and westernization.

New to the Second Edition

*Revised to bring the book up-to-date with current trends that are influencing music around the world, including the accelerating impact of technology (YouTube, MySpace, and digital downloading) and the increased effects of globalization

*Increased consideration of the pressures exerted by gender and mass media on the form, content, and performance of music

*Expanded discussion of fieldwork (in Chapter 7 and throughout the book)

*Includes additional photographs, expanded CD tracks, and new activities

Thinking Musically is the cornerstone of the Global Music Series; each case study in the series uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure--covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Thinking Musically can be used with case studies in any combination to provide a rich exploration of world musical cultures, or it can be used independently as a short introduction to world music or music appreciation. Thinking Musically includes two 80-minute CDs--corresponding with activities found throughout the text--that feature selections from a wide variety of musical cultures.

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