Trends in World Music Analysis
New Directions in World Music Analysis
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This volume brings together a group of analytical essays exploring traditional genres and styles of world music, capturing a vibrant and expanding field of research. These contributors, drawn from the forefront of researchers in world music analysis, seek to break down barriers and build bridges between scholarly disciplines, musical repertoires, and cultural traditions. Covering a wide range of genres, styles, and performers, the chapters bring to bear a variety of methodologies, including indigenous theoretical perspectives, Western music theory, and interdisciplinary techniques rooted in the cognitive and computational sciences.
With contributors addressing music traditions from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, this volume captures the many current directions in the analysis of world music, offering a state of the field and demonstrating the expansion of possibilities created by this area of research.
Table of Contents
- Phenomenology of Segah Mugham Creativity on the Tar
- Rhythm, Form, and Performance in Ladakhi Traditional Songs
- Moving to the Music: Quantity of Motion as a Tool to Study North Indian Raga Performance
- From Dusk till Dawn: Analysis of Cretan Music Festivities
- The Continua of Sound Qualities for Tanya Tagaq’s Katajjaq Sounds
- Representing and Experiencing Rhythm in Drumming from Santiago de Cuba
- Tapping to Recordings of Bulgarian Music: A Cross-Cultural Study of Meter and Tempo
- Tempo, Meter, and Form: An Analysis of "Dansa" from Mali
- Mapping Timbral Surfaces in Alpine Yodeling: New Directions in the Analysis of Tone Color for Unaccompanied Vocal Music
- Creative Processes in Improvising Jíbaro Décima
- "Da mihi manum": An Irish Arcanum
- Toward a Theory of İka: The Rhythmic Identity of Melody in Late Eighteenth-Century Turkish Art Music
- Applying the Generative Theory of Tonal Music to World Music Idioms: An Analytical Approach to the Polyphonic Singing of Epirus
- Language Models and World Music Analysis
Andy McGraw and Fernando Benadon
Rainer Polak and Justin London
Lawrence Beaumont Shuster and Yannick Wey
Jaime O. Bofill Calero
Nikolaus Grill and Stefan Pohlit
Lawrence Beaumont Shuster is Lecturer in Music Theory at Cornell University.
Somangshu Mukherji is Assistant Professor of Music Theory at the University of Michigan.
Noé Dinnerstein is Adjunct Assistant Professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.