Music: Collections

British Forum for Ethnomusicology - Conference Collection 2018

As a delegate at the British Forum for Ethnomusicology conference (12-15 April 2018), we are pleased to offer you a 20% discount* across our whole range of Music books.

To take advantage of this discount, simply add the promotion code DEU09 to your shopping cart. 

Explore Ethnomusicology Books

* Please note that this discount is valid until 1 June 2018 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. It only applies to print books purchased directly from

Read 10 Journal Articles for FREE!

In addition to the discount, we are also delighted to offer you free online access to Ethnomusicology Forum's top 5 most-read articles and top 5 most-cited articles of the past two years until 30 June 2018.

Start reading

New and forthcoming books in Ethnomusicology

  • Arnold Bake

    A Life with South Asian Music

    By Bob Van Der Linden

    Arnold Bake (1899–1963) was a Dutch pioneer in South Asian ethnomusicology, whose research impressed not only the most renowned Indologists of his time but also the leading figures in the emerging field of ethnomusicology. This long-overdue biography sheds light on his knowledge of the theory and…

    Hardback – 2018-08-21 
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Music as Heritage

    Historical and Ethnographic Perspectives

    Edited by Barley Norton, Naomi Matsumoto

    As economic, technological and cultural change gathers pace across the world, issues of music heritage and sustainability have become ever more pressing. Discourse on intangible cultural heritage has developed in complex ways in recent years and musical practices have been transformed by…

    Hardback – 2018-07-19 
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Becoming a Garamut Player in Baluan, Papua New Guinea

    Musical Analysis as a Pathway to Learning

    By Tony Lewis

    The garamut is a log idiophone that is found in many of the coastal and island areas of Papua New Guinea. The instrument’s primary use is as a speech surrogate and in some regions the garamut is also used in large ensembles to play complex music for dancing. In Baluan Island, within the Manus…

    Hardback – 2018-04-26 
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Studies on a Global History of Music

    A Balzan Musicology Project

    Edited by Reinhard Strohm

    The idea of a global history of music may be traced back to the Enlightenment, and today, the question of a conceptual framework for a history of music that pays due attention to global relationships in music is often raised. But how might a historical interpretation of those relationships proceed?…

    Hardback – 2018-03-13
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • World Music Pedagogy, Volume II: Elementary Music Education

    By J. Christopher Roberts, Amy C. Beegle

    World Music Pedagogy, Volume II: Elementary Music Education delves into the theory and practices of World Music Pedagogy with children in grades 1-6 (ages 6-12). It specifically addresses how World Music Pedagogy applies to the characteristic learning needs of elementary school children: this stage…

    Paperback – 2018-03-07
    Routledge World Music Pedagogy Series

  • Making Congregational Music Local in Christian Communities Worldwide

    Edited by Monique M. Ingalls, Muriel Swijghuisen Reigersberg, Zoe C. Sherinian

    What does it mean for music to be considered local in contemporary Christian communities, and who shapes this meaning? Through what musical processes have religious beliefs and practices once ‘foreign’ become ‘indigenous’? How does using indigenous musical practices aid in the growth of local…

    Hardback – 2018-03-07
    Congregational Music Studies Series

  • Understanding Scotland Musically

    Folk, Tradition and Policy

    Edited by Simon McKerrell, Gary West

    Scottish traditional music has been through a successful revival in the mid-twentieth century and has now entered a professionalised and public space. Devolution in the UK and the surge of political debate surrounding the independence referendum in Scotland in 2014 led to a greater scrutiny of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-20
    Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series

  • Jazz and the Philosophy of Art

    By Lee B. Brown, David Goldblatt, Theodore Gracyk

    Co-authored by three prominent philosophers of art, Jazz and the Philosophy of Art is the first book in English to be exclusively devoted to philosophical issues in jazz. It covers such diverse topics as minstrelsy, bebop, Voodoo, social and tap dancing, parades, phonography, musical forgeries, and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12

  • Iranian Classical Music

    The Discourses and Practice of Creativity

    By Laudan Nooshin

    Questions of creativity, and particularly the processes which underlie creative performance or ’improvisation’, form some of the central areas of interest in current musicology. Yet the predominant discourses on which musicological thought in this area are based have rarely been challenged. In this…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    SOAS Musicology Series

  • Dance Matters Too

    Markets, Memories, Identities

    Edited by Pallabi Chakravorty, Nilanjana Gupta

    Dance Matters Too: Markets, Memories, Identities is a rich intellectual contribution to the growing field of dance studies in India. It forges new avenues of scholarly inquiry and critical engagement and opens the field in innovative ways. This volume builds on Dance Matters (2009), which mapped…

    Hardback – 2018-02-06
    Routledge India

  • Rethinking Difference in Gender, Sexuality, and Popular Music

    Theory and Politics of Ambiguity

    Edited by Gavin Lee

    In studies of gender and sexuality in popular music, the concept of difference is often a crucial analytic used to detect social agency; however, the alternative analytic of ambiguity has never been systematically examined. While difference from heterosexual norms is taken to be the multivalent…

    Hardback – 2018-02-05
    Routledge Studies in Popular Music

  • Singing the Gospel along Scotland’s North-East Coast, 1859–2009

    By Frances Wilkins

    Following three years of ethnomusicological fieldwork on the sacred singing traditions of evangelical Christians in North-East Scotland and Northern Isles coastal communities, Frances Wilkins documents and analyses current singing practices in this book by placing them historically and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-29
    SOAS Musicology Series

Author Directions

Do you want to turn your PhD into a book but not sure how to go about it?
Are you a published author already and wondering how to increase the discoverability of your book?

Author Directions: Navigating your success...

Wherever you are on your author journey, you're sure to find our range of Author Directions FREE resources helpful.

Find out more

Access over 2,500 journals

View the latest two full volumes from any of our 2,500 journals.

Access over 2,500 Journals

To start your access:

  • On the journal’s homepage, click the green button exampled above
  • Sign in or register for an account
  • Start browsing

Online access is for 14 days from activation, to all content published in the latest two full volumes in selected journals. Please note each voucher can only be activated once.