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What in the World is Music? - Enhanced e-Book  free pdf What in the World is Music? is an undergraduate, interactive e-textbook that incorporates more than 300 video and audio links to music from around the world. The text investigates the nature and meaning of music as a universal human practice, while providing students with strong points of connection to the ways it affects their own lives. Merging the study of Western music tradition along with the ethnomusicological approach to non-Western music, and with a range of examples from both, What in the World is Music? explores how humans organize and experience sound, and the contexts in which music takes place. What in the World is Music? is set within a thematic framework that highlights similarities across cultures and examines shared musical practices. * Unit 1: The Foundations of Music presents an inquiry-guided approach to understanding and engaging with music based on four fundamental questions: What is music? (Definitions), What is it made of? (Elements), Where does it come from? (Origins), and What is it for? (Functions). * Unit 2: Music and Identity examines how music operates in the shaping, negotiating, and projecting of human identity. The discussion is organized around four broad conceptual frames: the individual, the group, hybridity, and conflict. * Unit 3: Music and the Sacred considers how music is used in religious practices throughout the world: for chanting sacred texts and singing devotional verses, for inspiring religious experience such as ecstasy and trance, and for marking and shaping ritual space and time. * Unit 4: Music and Social Life explores the uses of music in storytelling, theater, and film- delves into the contributions of sound recording and digital technologies- and looks at the many ways music enhances nightlife, public ceremonies, and festivals. This Routledge interactive textbook package, 978 1138 79025-4, includes a printed book to supplement the online e-text, which is also available as a stand-alone under ISBN 978 1315 76430-6.

About Alison E. Arnold

Alison Arnold, Ph.D. is Adjunct Professor of Music and Arts Studies at North Carolina State University. She edited the South Asia Volume of the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, and was Editorial Consultant for the South Asia Volume's Concise Edition. She performs Celtic Music on Irish flute and whistles, and is director of the Irish Music Session at North Carolina State University. Jonathan Kramer, Ph.D. is Teaching Professor of Music and Arts Studies, North Carolina State University and Adjunct Professor of Ethnomusicology, Duke University. He is a two time Fulbright Fellow (India and South Korea) and a former cellist with the San Francisco Opera and North Carolina Symphony.

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Author : Alison E. Arnold
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1138790257
EAN : 9781138790254
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 314 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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