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CULTURAL KNOWLEDGE AND MUSICAL ONTOLOGY

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

in Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195140231
eISBN:
9780199871278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter addresses the problem of what counts as a work of music. This problem, usually called the problem of musical ontology, is viewed as one of cultural knowledge. It is shown that as opposed ... More


Prelude

Vibert C. Cambridge

in Musical Life in Guyana: History and Politics of Controlling Creativity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628460117
eISBN:
9781626746480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460117.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explains this book's contribution to the study of the interactions between the national governance practices and musical communities in the Caribbean. Specifically, it examines these ... More


The Banjo’s Evolving Story

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This concluding chapter begins with the premise that instruments represent more than simple artifacts or tools for the creation of musical sounds. They are additionally imbued with stories that may ... More


Bands Making Musical Communities

Samuel K. Byrd

in The Sounds of Latinidad: Immigrants Making Music and Creating Culture in a Southern City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479859405
eISBN:
9781479876426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859405.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter documents how bands and their audiences engage in a process of community formation around music. Musical community is defined here as existing at the intersection of local and mass ... More


The Psychology of Music Reading

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

The ability to read music is, if not essential, an irreplaceable asset to anyone who indulges in musical activity. There are two points that need to be established: firstly, that influential ... More


New Alliances, New Media, New York

James M. Doering

in The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037412
eISBN:
9780252094590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037412.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter talks about how Judson had transformed his professional life in less than five years. No longer a musical jack-of-all-trades, he was now a professional music manager, solidly established ... More


Introduction

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter introduces the banjo as a means of exploring not only the methods and motivations of contemporary instrument builders, but also as an instrument with a history as a successful agent of ... More


Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Richard Jones-Bamman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book addresses the relationship between small-scale banjo makers and the musical community within which they function, specifically groups and individuals interested in the performance and ... More


Musicians’ Ethics and Aesthetics

Samuel K. Byrd

in The Sounds of Latinidad: Immigrants Making Music and Creating Culture in a Southern City

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479859405
eISBN:
9781479876426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479859405.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter demonstrates how the festival facilitates communication between Latina/o musicians across genre boundaries and between musical communities. During and after their participation in these ... More


Noise, Sonic Experimentation, and Interior Coloniality in Costa Rica

Susan Campos Fonseca and Julianne Graper

in Experimentalisms in Practice: Music Perspectives from Latin America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190842741
eISBN:
9780190842789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190842741.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter explores how conceptual disputes over genre boundaries, noise, and music open a window into a society that debates and constructs its own contemporaneity, in dialogue with conceptions ... More


Introduction

Jeffrey J. Noonan

in The Guitar in America: Victorian Era to Jazz Age

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110188
eISBN:
9781604733020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110188.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the role in the guitar in the music scene in America from the Victorian era to the Jazz Age. The book examines the early ... More


Introduction

David B. Pruett

in MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734386
eISBN:
9781621035596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734386.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

This book focuses on the MuzikMafia, which can be defined as a distinct musical community that developed from a stylistically diverse Nashville scene into both a social collective and a commercial ... More


The Results of Bandstand Dynamics

in “Do You Know …?”: The Jazz Repertoire in Action

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226239217
eISBN:
9780226239224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226239224.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

When performers, who have learned some but not all of the possible songs they might have learned, come together in situations where they have to play for a certain amount of time for whoever is ... More


Britten's Dream: For Sue-Ellen Case

Philip Brett

in Music and Sexuality in Britten: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520246096
eISBN:
9780520939127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246096.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter appraises the relevance of proposing and asserting meanings that are grounded in an inside awareness of the cultural conditions under which homosexual composers have functioned, which ... More


An Apprentice to Ghosts

Richard Jones-Bamman

in Building New Banjos for an Old-Time World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041303
eISBN:
9780252099908
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041303.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on builders (Bob Thornburg, Jeff Menzies, John Bowlin, Allen Hart, Jim Hartel, George Wunderlich and Pete Ross) who have chosen exclusively to create instruments that are either ... More


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