World Music

Author(s): Terry Miller

Music and Movement

The second edition of "World Music: A Global Journey" introduces students to the diversity of musical expression around the world. It takes the reader across the globe to experience cultural traditions that challenge the ear, the mind, and the spirit. It presents a systematic study of varied traditions in a non-technical language accessible to any enthusiast of world music and culture. The second edition continues with its geographical orientation to each locale, and visits each of the seventy musical 'sites' with a three-fold listening review that begins with an experiential 'first impression' of the music.This is followed by an 'aural analysis' of the musical organization and a closer look at the interesting instruments that create the exotic sounds heard. Finally, the authors consider the cultural connections that give the music its meaning. The second edition of "World Music" enhances its pedagogical efforts with Listening Guides, an enhanced website, and improved interior design. Updates to the first edition include more coverage of Native American and African-American music and a review of the introductory information for each region.


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"...this concise publication is a true gift to launch inquisitive music students on their personal journeys to other lands and people, and to help answer the host of student questions that arise in connection with our world's music." -American Music Teacher "This is the best organized--concise--clear classroom book I have encountered..." -Leo Coach, Cleveland State University "Clearly written and well-organized...deals with both concepts and practicalities in a straightforward way, including ideas and issues not always discussed." -Judith Cohen, York University

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

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: Voices of Land and Sea 5. South Asia: Music With a Spiritual Dimension 6. Southeast Asia: A Land of Bamboo and Bronze 7. East Asia: Ancient Echoes in the Modern World 8. The Middle East: Music in the Cradle of Great Religions 9. Sub-Saharan Africa: The Rhythms of Community 10. Europe: Harmony and Hierarchy 11. The Caribbean: Musical Energy of Island Peoples 12. Central and South America: New World Recipes 13. North America: Diverse Peoples, Diverse Musics 14. Discovering Yourself Through Music

General Fields

  • : 9780415988780
  • : Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • : Routledge
  • : 1.196
  • : September 2008
  • : 251mm X 203mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Terry Miller
  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 780.9
  • : 584
  • : 4 black & white tables, 280 black & white halftones