World Music: Traditions and Transformations
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About This Book: An Introduction for Students


Chapter 1: What, in the World, Is Music?

Chapter 2: How Music Lives: A Musicultural Approach

Chapter 3: How Music Works, Part I: Rhythm

Chapter 4: How Music Works, Part II: Pitch

Chapter 5: How Music Works, Part III: Dynamics, Timbre, and Instruments

Chapter 6: How Music Works, Part IV: Texture and Form


Chapter 7:Indonesian Gamelan Music: Interlocking Rhythms, Interlocking Worlds

Chapter 8: From Raga to Bollywood: Developments and Intercultural Crossings in Indian Music

Chapter 9: ‘Not the Same, but Just as Nice’: Traditions and Transformations in Irish Music

Chapter 10: The River and the Path: Conversation and Collective Expression in West African Musics

Chapter 11: ‘See How She Moves’: Musics of Latin America and the “Oye Como Va” Phenomenon

Chapter 12: From Baladi to Belly Dance: Rhythm, Dance, and Music in Egypt and Beyond

Chapter 13: A Musicultural History of the Chinese Zheng


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