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Exploring the World of Music : An Introduction to Music From a World Music Perspective
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Transmission [electronic resource]: Learning Music

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Demonstrates how we learn musical traditions and maintain, modify, notate, teach and perform them for a new, younger audience. Examples are chosen from Indian classical music, African village drumming and modern jazz and gospel.
Online
1999
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Timbre [electronic resource]: The Color of Music

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Examines technical and aesthetic approaches to understanding timbre with examples from jazz and Indian, West African, Irish, Bosnian, Indonesian gamelan and Japanese music.
Online
1999
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Harmony [electronic resource]

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The interaction of pitches, understood in vastly different ways around the world, is analyzed here in jazz, chamber music, Bosnian ganga singing, early music plainchants and barbershop quartets.
Online
1999
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Form [electronic resource]: The Shape of Music

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Worldwide variations in musical form are demonstrated in the traditional Western sonata, the blueprints behind improvisational jazz, the narrative structure of traditional Japanese music, call-and-response forms in West African music and American gospel, and Irish fiddle tunes.
Online
1999