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The Resource The music of Africa, J.H. Kwabena Nketia

The music of Africa, J.H. Kwabena Nketia

Label
The music of Africa
Title
The music of Africa
Statement of responsibility
J.H. Kwabena Nketia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The study of African music is a study at once of unity and diversity. The range of indigenous musical resources and practices found on this vast continent is as wide and varied as its topography. In this informative and highly readable book, Professor Nketia provides an overview of the musical traditions of Africa with respect to their historical, cultural, and social backgrounds, their organization and practice, and delineates the most significant aspects of musical style."--Back cover
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
780/.96
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
LC call number
  • ML350.N595
  • ML350
LC item number
  • M9
  • .N54 1974
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Label
The music of Africa, J.H. Kwabena Nketia
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780393092493.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271), selected discography (pages 247-249) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Section one. The social and cultural background. The musical traditions of Africa -- Music in community life -- Performing groups and their music -- Recruitment and training of musicians -- Section two. Musical instruments. Instrumental resources -- Idiophones -- Membranophones-- Aerophones -- Chordophones -- Section three. Structures in African music. Organization of instrumental ensembles -- Melody and polyphony in instrumental music -- The rhythmic basis of instrumental music -- Organization of vocal music -- Melody and polyphony in vocal music -- Rhythmic structures in vocal music -- Section four. Music and related arts. Speech and melody -- The role of song texts -- Interrelations of music and dance -- The dance drama -- The conventions of musical practice -- Summary -- Appendix I : selected discography -- Appendix II : location of ethnic groups mentioned in the text -- Appendix III : African terms used in the text -- Bibliography
Control code
ocm00841677
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780393021776
Lccn
74004178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)841677
Label
The music of Africa, J.H. Kwabena Nketia
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780393092493.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271), selected discography (pages 247-249) , and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Section one. The social and cultural background. The musical traditions of Africa -- Music in community life -- Performing groups and their music -- Recruitment and training of musicians -- Section two. Musical instruments. Instrumental resources -- Idiophones -- Membranophones-- Aerophones -- Chordophones -- Section three. Structures in African music. Organization of instrumental ensembles -- Melody and polyphony in instrumental music -- The rhythmic basis of instrumental music -- Organization of vocal music -- Melody and polyphony in vocal music -- Rhythmic structures in vocal music -- Section four. Music and related arts. Speech and melody -- The role of song texts -- Interrelations of music and dance -- The dance drama -- The conventions of musical practice -- Summary -- Appendix I : selected discography -- Appendix II : location of ethnic groups mentioned in the text -- Appendix III : African terms used in the text -- Bibliography
Control code
ocm00841677
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 278 pages
Isbn
9780393021776
Lccn
74004178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
System control number
(OCoLC)841677

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