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This long-awaited projectand#8212;some forty years in the makingand#8212;presents the results of a major research effort to determine the parameters of the stylistic variability of Arab folk music in Israel. Central to this old and highly improvised musical tradition is a unique modal framework that combines the concept of maqamand#8212;the foundation of Arab music theoryand#8212;with other characteristics, including those of the text. Palestinian Arab Music is a comprehensive analysis of this music as actually practiced, examining both musical and nonmusical factors, their connection with the traits of individual performers, and their interaction with sociocultural phenomena.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Working initially with their own 1957 invention, the Cohen-Katz Melograph, and later with computers, Dalia Cohen and Ruth Katz recorded and digitized several hundred Palestinian music performances. The authors analyzed the musical tradition in light of its main variables. These include musical parameters, modal frameworks, the form and structure of the music, its poetic texts, and aspects of the social functions of the tradition. As a result of their study, the vexed aspect of intonation in practice is revealed to exist in a special relationship with the scale systems or maqamat, which are in turn of great importance to organizing the music and determining its modal systems.

About the Author

Dalia Cohen is professor emerita of musicology at the Hebrew University. She is the author or coauthor of six previous books. Ruth Katz is the Emanuel Alexandre Professor Emerita of Musicology at the Hebrew University. She is the author or coauthor of nine previous books.

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Table of Contents

Preface

1. The Research Topic, Problems, Objectives, and the Tradition Studied

1.1. On Studying the Practice of an Oral Tradition

1.2. The Group and Its Tradition

2. The Performing Group

2.1. Theoretical Considerations

2.2. Variables That Affect Performance

2.3. A Brief Biographical Sketch of a Creative Performer

3. Pitch and the Maqamat

3.1. Intonation

3.2. Collections of Notes

3.3. The Functions of Important Notes

3.4. Melodic Intervals

3.5. Range

3.6. Motives

3.7. The Phrase Unit

3.8. Summary: A Comparison of the Maqamat by Pitch Factors

4. Rhythm and Structure

4.1. Duration

4.2. Density Tempo

4.3. Beat and Tempo

4.4. Meter

4.5. Form

4.6. Summary

5. Melisma and Style

5.1. On the Nature of Melismata

5.2. Studying Melismata: Methods, Examples, and Findings

5.3. Summary

6. The Text

6.1. General Characteristics of the Texts Examined

6.2. The Main Structural Components of the Text: Poetic Meter and Rhyme

6.3. Summary

7. Musicpoetic Frames

7.1. Theoretical Background

7.2. Findings

7.3. Summary

8. The Performer's Role in Shaping the Performance

8.1. The Effect of Types of Performers on Some Significant Musical Components

8.2. The Boundaries of Creativity in Folk Tradition: The Individual Performer

Summary

The Musical Components

The Framework of the Maqamat

The Connection with Extramusical Factors

The Methodological Model

Implications

Appendix 1. A Selection of Twenty-Eight Songs Representing the Repertoire

The Selection of Songs and Manner of Presentation

On the Transcription of the Music and Texts

Songs on the Compact Disc

Melographic Output for Songs 1, 4, and 10

Analysis of the Texts of Songs 2 and 13

Appendix 2. The Structure of the Traditional Village Wedding

Appendix 3. Research Questionnaires

Appendix 4. Poetic Structure as a Kind of Musical Regularity: A Comparison of Arabic Poetic Traditions, the Oral Palestinian, and the Written Medieval Spanish

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226112985
Author:
Cohen, Dalia
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Katz, Ruth
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Palestinian arabs
Subject:
Folk music
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Songs, Arabic - Israel -
Subject:
Maqåam.
Subject:
Music-Folk and Ethnic
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Publication Date:
20051131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, 107 figures, 10 tables, 1 compact
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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