Music, Culture and Experience
Selected Papers of John Blacking
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Music, Culture and Experience by John Blacking
Book DescriptionOne of the most important ethnomusicologists of the century, John Blacking is known for his interest in the relationship of music to biology, psychology, dance and politics. He attempted to document the ways in which music-making expresses the human condition, how it transcends social divisions and how it can be used to improve the quality of human life. This volume brings together eight of Blacking's most important theoretical papers which reveal his theoretical themes such as the innateness of musical ability, the properties of music as a symbolic or quasi-linguistic system, the complex relation between music and social institutions and the relation between scientific musical analysis and cultural understanding.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226088303
(228mm x 150mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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Within her study, Anna Czekanowska analyses the vocal and instrumental traditions of Polish folk music.
Venda Children's Songs, Paperback (July 1995)
This text provides a detailed analysis of both the music and the cultural significance of children's songs among the Venda people of the northern Transvaal, South Africa. It examines topics such as role of melody in generating rhythm.
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John Blacking restates and reflects upon observations and attitudes relevant to contemporary problems of ethnomusicology and music education.
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