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S. J. Harrison

in Singing the Village: Music, Memory and Ritual among the Sibe of Xinjiang

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262979
eISBN:
9780191734717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262979.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the musical history of the Sibe people in Xinjiang, China. It provides evidence to show that in spite of their reputation as a people who have ... More


Imagining a New Nation through Music: New Traditions, New History

Jann Pasler

in Composing the Citizen: Music as Public Utility in Third Republic France

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257405
eISBN:
9780520943872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257405.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter demonstrates how music signaled the end of the Moral Order and the beginning of a new political era. It describes how the republicans believed that art could influence a person's ... More


American Klezmer: Its Roots and Offshoots

Mark Slobin (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520227170
eISBN:
9780520935655
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227170.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Klezmer, the Yiddish word for a folk instrumental musician, has come to mean a person, a style, and a scene. This musical subculture came to the United States with the late-nineteenth-century Jewish ... More


The Pickers and Grinners: A Bluegrass Group

C. Victor Fung

in Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life for Senior Citizens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199371686
eISBN:
9780199371716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371686.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter presents a case study of a bluegrass group using an ethnographic approach. The group was well established and well liked in Evergreen Town. Being committed, prepared, flexible, and ... More


1892–1918

Paul Sparks

in The Classical Mandolin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173376
eISBN:
9780199850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173376.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin during the period from 1892 to 1918. It explains that this period represents the development of the virtuoso era and traces ... More


The Graceful Singers: A Traditional Church Choir

Lisa Lehmberg

in Music for Life: Music Participation and Quality of Life for Senior Citizens

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199371686
eISBN:
9780199371716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199371686.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter presents the first of two case studies examining prominent, but dissimilar, senior citizen musical groups in Evergreen Town. The aim was to learn about the specific aspects of music ... More


Four Parts, No Waiting: A Social History of American Barbershop Harmony

Gage Averill

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195116724
eISBN:
9780199849550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116724.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book investigates the role that vernacular, barbershop-style close harmony has played in American musical history, in American life, and in the American imagination. Starting with a discussion ... More


1918–1945

Paul Sparks

in The Classical Mandolin

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195173376
eISBN:
9780199850471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173376.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines the history and repertoire of the classical mandolin during the period from 1918 to 1945. It traces the emergence of the new style of playing the mandolin in Germany and ... More


Conventional Wisdom: The Content of Musical Form

Susan McClary

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221062
eISBN:
9780520928084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221062.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book reexamines the concept of musical convention. Exploring the ways that shared musical practices transmit social knowledge, it offers an account of our own cultural moment in terms of two ... More


Hybridity and Its Discontents: Popular Music in Taiwan

Marc L. Moskowitz

in Cries of Joy, Songs of Sorrow: Chinese Pop Music and Its Cultural Connotations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833695
eISBN:
9780824870812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833695.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses Taiwan's musical history and explores the issue of why Taiwan pop is so appealing to Chinese-speaking audiences throughout the world. It focuses on the music's exceptional ... More


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