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World Music

A Global Journey - Paperback & CD Set Value Pack, 3rd Edition

By Terry E. Miller, Andrew Shahriari

© 2012 – Routledge

616 pages

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About the Book

Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey, now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world’s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework.

As one prepares for any travel, each chapter starts with background preparation, reviewing the historical, cultural, and musical overview of the region. Visits to multiple ‘sites’ within a region provide in-depth studies of varied musical traditions. Music analysis begins with an experimental "first impression" of the music, followed by an "aural analysis" of the sound and prominent musical elements. Finally, students are invited to consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning and life.

Features of the Third Edition

  • Over 3 hours of diverse musical examples. with a third audio CD of new musical examples
  • Listening Guides analyze the various pieces of music with some presented in an interactive format online
  • Biographical highlights of performers and ethnomusicologists updated and new ones added
  • Numerous pedagogical aids, including "On Your Own Time" and "Explore More" sidebars, and "Questions to Consider"
  • Popular music incorporated with the traditional

Dynamic companion web site hosts new Interactive Listening Guides, plus many resources for student and instructor. Built to serve online courses.

The CD set is available separately (ISBN 978-0-415-89402-9) or with its Value Pack and book (ISBN 978 0415- 80823-1).

For eBook users, MP3 files for the accompanying audio files are available only with the Value Pack of eBook & MP3 files (ISBN 978-0-203-15298-0). Please find instructions on how to obtain the audio files in the contents section of the eBook.


'This is a strong book for students with limited musical training. I really like the improvements that have come with the 3rd edition.The photos are particularly great.'Gavin Douglas, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

'Students are exposed to new terminology and concepts critical to the fundamental core of classes in their early curriculum. The listening guides are very useful. This book achieves a good balance between ethnomusicology and communicating fundamental music concepts.'Al Johnson, Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Table of Contents

1. Before the Trip Begins: Fundamental Issues 2. Aural Analysis: Listening to the World’s Music 3. Cultural Considerations: Beyond the Sounds Themselves 4. Oceania: Australia – Papua New Guinea – Hawaii – Kiribati 5. South Asia: India - Pakistan 6. Southeast Asia: Vietnam – Thailand – Laos and Northeast Thailand – Indonesia (Java and Bali) 7. East Asia: China - Mongolia – Korea – Japan - Tibet l 8. The Middle East: Islam - Turkey – Iran – Egypt – Sufism – Judaism 9. Europe: Greece – Spain – Russia – Scotland – Ireland – Hungary - Bulgaria 10. Sub-Saharan Africa: Ghana - Nigeria - Central Africa - Zimbabwe - Uganda - Senegal - The Republic of South Africa 11. The Caribbean: Haiti - Jamaica - Trinidad & Tobago - The Bahamas – Cuba - The Dominican Republic 12. South America and Mexico: The Amazon Rainforest – Peru – Argentina – Brazil – Mexico 13. Canada and the United States: Cape Breton – Appalachia – Ohio Valley – Mississippi Delta – Nuyorican - Cajun 14. Discovering Yourself through Music

About the Authors

Terry E. Miller is Professor Emeritus of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University, where he co-founded the Center for the Study of World Musics.

Andrew Shahriari is Instructor of Ethnomusicology at Kent State University and teaches the world music survey course in online classes.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MUSIC / General
MUSIC / Genres & Styles / International