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Music in Japan is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures 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. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study.

Music in Japan offers a vivid introduction to the music of contemporary Japan, a nation in which traditional, Western, and popular music thrive side by side. Drawing on more than forty years of experience, author Bonnie C. Wade focuses on three themes throughout the book and in the musical selections on the accompanying CD. She begins by exploring how music in Japan has been profoundly affected by interface with both the Western (Europe and the Americas) and Asian (continental and island) cultural spheres. Wade then shows how Japan's thriving popular music industry is also a modern form of a historically important facet of Japanese musical culture: the process of gradual popularization, in which a local or a group's music eventually becomes accessible to a broader range of people. She goes on to consider the intertextuality of Japanese music: how familiar themes, musical sounds, and structures have been maintained and transformed across the various traditions of Japanese performing arts over time.

Music in Japan is enhanced by eyewitness accounts of performances, interviews with key performers, and vivid illustrations. Packaged with an 80-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed in the book, it features guided listening and hands-on activities that encourage readers to engage actively and critically with the music.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

CD Track List

1. International Interface: Looking Westward

Setting the Scene

"The West" Goes to Japan

Meiji-Period Modernization

World War I and Immediately Following

2. International Interface: Looking Eastward

Tradition in a Time of Change

Interface in the First Millennium

The Gagaku Ensemble as We Hear It

Aerophones

Chordophones

Membranophones and an Idiophone

Percussion Parts in Gagaku Music

Strokes and Stroke Sequences

Coordinated Percussion Patterns

Gagaku through Time

3. Focusing Inward and Across Boundaries

Beyond Classical Music Training

Beyond the Palace

Beyond the Temple

Fuzzing of Folk and Popular

Tsugaru syamisen

The Syamisen

Drumming Ensembles

Matsuri bayashi

Within the World of Koto

Keiko Nosaka and the Twenty-stringed Koto

Tsukushi-goto

Yatsuhashi Ryu and "Rokudan"

Ikuta Kengyo and Yamada Kengyd=o

Michio Migyai and Shin nihon ongaku

Traditional Music for Koto

Contemporary Composition for Koto

From Theater to Film

4. Intertextuality in the Theatrical Arts

The No Drama and Ataka

The Staging

The Plays and Musical Setting

The Acting Forces

Movement

The Musicians and Instruments

The Kabuki Theater

From No to Kabuki

Kanjincho

The Musicians

The Music

The Film Men Who Step on the Tiger's Tail

5. Managing International Interface

Continuing Interface

Looking to the East

Niche Musics from Around the World

Jazz and the Authenticity Issue

Hip-hop in Japan

Continuing the Inward Look

National Cultural Policies

The Choral Phenomenon

Music and the Media

Film Music

Enka

J-pop

Theme Songs

The New York Nexus

Noise

6. From Japan Outward

Japanese Diasporas

Karaoke

Jazz and "Japaneseness"

Kurasiku ongaku

Sharing the concern about "Japaneseness"

Expressing "Japaneseness" Aesthetically

The Seasons in Japanese Music

Keiko Abe and the Marimba

Conclusion

Glossary

References

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195144888
Author:
Wade, Bonnie C.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Bonnie C.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Music | World Music, Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music -- Japan -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music - Japan - Foreign influences
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Global music series
Series Volume:
LTR-FR-183
Publication Date:
20040931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
maps, 9 pt. type
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
5.400 x 8.200 in 0.588 lb

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