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Percussion Instruments

Murray Campbell, Clive Greated, and Arnold Myers

in Musical Instruments: History, Technology, and Performance of Instruments of Western Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780198165040
eISBN:
9780191713675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198165040.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the basic acoustical characteristics of unpitched and pitched percussion instruments, including the functions of beaters (hammers). The history and development of percussion ... More


Sextet (1985)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0032
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Sextet, which was commissioned by Laura Dean Dancers and Musicians, and by the French government for the Nexus percussion ensemble. Sextet—for four ... More


Drumming (1971)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's account of his composition of Drumming between the fall of 1970 and the fall of 1971. To the frequent question of what influence his visit to Africa in the summer of ... More


Preaching: The Anointed Poetics of Breath

Anderson Blanton

in Hittin' the Prayer Bones: Materiality of Spirit in the Pentecostal South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623979
eISBN:
9781469623993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623979.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter explores a sacred soundscape that is punctuated by a particular technique of respiration practiced in southern Appalachia and within the African American church throughout the American ... More


A framework for analysing prehistoric stone tool manufacture and a tentative application to some early stone industries

Jacques Pelegrin

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Compared with other raw materials used by prehistoric people, stone has rather unusual properties. The conchoidal fracture, or ‘fragile rupture’, of stone is difficult to model and proves to be ... More


Horizons: Percussion Ensemble Music

Amy C. Beal

in Johanna Beyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039157
eISBN:
9780252097133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039157.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Beyer's percussion ensemble compositions. Between 1933 and 1942, Beyer composed eight works for percussion ensemble—a total of nineteen movements and about seventy-five ... More


A case study in rhythmic analysis: instrumental vilambit and madhya lay gats in the repertoire of Deepak Choudhury (Maihar Gharānā)

Martin Clayton

in Time in Indian Music: Rhythm, Metre, and Form in North Indian Rag Performance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195339680
eISBN:
9780199851935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339680.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter applies the theoretical model developed in the previous chapters in a case study of an individual musician's repertoire, that of sitarist Deepak Choudhury. It illustrates the usefulness ... More


Movements and analysis of drumming

Sofia Dahl

in Music, Motor Control and the Brain

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199298723
eISBN:
9780191700903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298723.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter analyses the movement strategies used in drumming. These movement strategies can be described as whiplash-like and aim at achieving high stick velocities on impact. Skilled playing of ... More


Ornette Coleman: The Musician and the Music

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Popular

Ornette Coleman is an American composer, trumpeter, violinist, and saxophonist, and one of the major influences of the free jazz movement during the 1960s. The musician attracted a lot of superb ... More


Two Stabs at the Universe

Richard Taruskin

in The Danger of Music and Other Anti-Utopian Essays

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520249776
eISBN:
9780520942790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249776.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on Charles Ives's legendary “Universe” Symphony, a performing version of which has been produced by composer Larry Austin, with the help of the College–Conservatory of Music at ... More


Pan Rising: Women and the Steelband Movement

Hope Munro

in What She Go Do: Women in Afro-Trinidadian Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781496807533
eISBN:
9781496807571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807533.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter examines the ways that women have contributed to the steelband movement in Trinidad and Tobago over the course of its history, and the roles that they are now playing as pannists, ... More


Introduction: From Leipzig to the Bronx

Amy C. Beal

in Johanna Beyer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039157
eISBN:
9780252097133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039157.003.0012
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter recounts Johanna Beyer's arrival in New York City. Beyer first lived in New York from April 1911 until June 1914. She then sang for three years in the Leipziger Singakademie ... More


Zena Hamelson

Michael B. Bakan

in Speaking for Ourselves: Conversations on Life, Music, and Autism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780190855833
eISBN:
9780190855864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855833.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

When we first meet ten-year-old Zena Hamelson, she is sitting in a chair staring blankly at the wall, flapping her hands, repeatedly straightening and bending her legs, compulsively twisting and ... More


Arranged Music and the Dönem Filmi Genre

Eliot Bates

in Digital Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190215736
eISBN:
9780190215750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215736.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music, Popular

This chapter contains two case studies that build upon the book’s analytical framework and demonstrate the arrangement conventions of music within a contemporary film genre in Turkey known as era ... More


SamulNori: Sustaining an Emerging Korean Percussion Tradition

Keith Howard

in Sustainable Futures for Music Cultures: An Ecological Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190259075
eISBN:
9780190259105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190259075.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

What music should be sustained? Global efforts to preserve “traditional” music tend to reflect performance practices that survive among aging musicians or in archived recordings, photographs, and ... More


Intervention: Surfaces

James Saunders and Simon Limbrick

in Distributed Creativity: Collaboration and Improvisation in Contemporary Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780199355914
eISBN:
9780199355945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199355914.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This Intervention traces, through email exchanges and blog correspondence, the evolution of a piece for percussion (surfaces) written by James Saunders for Simon Limbrick. The full piece is intended ... More


Rhythm and Popular Music

Alison Stone

in The Philosophy of Rhythm: Aesthetics, Music, Poetics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199347773
eISBN:
9780199347896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199347773.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Chapter 9 explores how rhythm functions and affects us in popular music, restricting that term to the post-1950s period, and arguing that in such music, measured time becomes a resource for creating ... More


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