World Music: Traditions and Transformations

SKU 9781260084511

By Michael B. Bakan. 

Move to the rhythm of music and culture from around the globe, presented to you in the third edition of World Music: Traditions and Transformations.  Students will thrill to participate in an exciting global journey of musical and cultural discovery, exploration, and experience.  Using a thoroughly modern approach to music sharing and listening, the text offers students hundreds of song selections from around the world and throughout history with a rich and unique Spotify playlist.  Michael Bakan offers students an opportunity to bring a diverse world of music from traditional folk, ritual, and classical genres to contemporary popular and art musics, jazz and world beat right into their own classrooms.  World Music: Traditions and Transformations appeals to both music majors and non-majors alike, by approaching the world of music in a multi-dimensional way, highlighting the connections between music and its rich cultural contexts. 

PART I Chapter 1: What, in the World, Is Music?

Chapter 2: How Music Lives: A Musicultural Approach

Chapter 3: How Music Works: Part I: Rhythm

Chapter 4: How Music Works: Part II: Pitch

Chapter 5: How Music Works: Part III: Dynamics, Timbre, and Instruments

Chapter 6: How Music Works: Part IV: Texture and Form

Chapter 7: Indonesian Gamelan Music: Interlocking Rhythms, Interlocking Worlds

Chapter 8: From Raga to Bollywood: Developments and Intercultural Crossings in Indian Music

Chapter 9: ‘Not the Same, but Just as Nice’: Traditions and Transformations in Irish Music

Chapter 10: The River and the Path: Conversation and Collective Expression in West African Musics

Chapter 11: "Oye Como Va" and the Musics of Latin America

Chapter 12: From Baladi to Belly Dance: Rhythm, Dance, and Music in Egypt and Beyond

Chapter 13: A Musicultural History of the Chinese Zheng

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