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- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00
The tradition of Persian art music embodies twelve modal systems, known as dastgahs. Each dastgah represents a complex of skeletal melodic models on the basis of which a performer produces extemporised pieces. The dastgahs revolve around unspecified central nuclear melodies which the individual musician comes to know through experience and absorption.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95
While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to Balinese voices through an analysis of oral and written... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 60.00
The gamelan music of Central Java is one of the world's great orchestral traditions. Its rich sonic texture is not based on Western-style harmony or counterpoint, but revolves around a single melody. The nature of that melody, however, is puzzling. In this book, Marc Perlman uses this puzzle as a key to both the art of the gamelan and the nature of... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 40.90
Musical Worlds in Yogyakarta is an ethnographic account of a vibrant Indonesian city during the turbulent early post-Soeharto years. The book examines musical performance in public contexts ranging from the street and neighbourhood through to commercial venues and state environments such as Yogyakartas regional parliament, its military institutions,... more...
- Triumph Books 2013; US$ 9.99
Chronicling a young superstar?s rise to fame, this account details how Texas teenager Austin Mahone went from anonymous high school student to Billboard charter. Readers learn about the early life of this budding singing sensation; how he got his start covering pop songs and posting them on YouTube, eventually receiving more than 100 million views;... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 1998; US$ 14.99
This book presents an introduction to more than a dozen different types of Balinese gamelan, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and social or religious context. The instruments and basic principles underlying the gamelan are introduced, thus providing listeners with the means to better appreciate the music. Scores of beautiful color... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95
Experiencing disco, hip hop, house, techno, drum 'n' bass and garage, Discographies plots a course through the transatlantic dance scene of the last last twenty-five years. It discusses the problems posed by contemporary dance culture of both academic and cultural study and finds these origins in the history of opposition to music as a source of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 50.95
Few other nations have undergone as profound a change in their social, political, and cultural life as Mongolia did in the twentieth century. Beginning the century as a largely rural, nomadic, and tradition-oriented society, the nation was transformed by the end of this century into a largely urban, post-industrial, and cosmopolitan one. This study... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 170.00
This book is the first full-length analysis of the theory and practice of Persian singing, demonstrating the centrality of Persian elements in the music of the Islamic Middle Ages, their relevance to both contemporary and traditional Iranian music and their interaction with classical Persian poetry and metrics. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 49.95
This book examines Azerbaijani musical culture of the soviet and post-soviet era with a special focus on mugam . Mugam , bringing together classical poetry with musical improvisation, is examined as a symbol of both continuity and adaptability in response to the social, political and gender dynamics of the Soviet Union. more...