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Unformatted text preview: the music tradition that they are investigating. 4. The concept of bi-musicality has evolved in Taiwan in that the first generation was usually well versed in the Western musical tradition. In the second generation, however, bi-musicality has evolved because students can now learn nanguan without knowing the Western musical tradition, but still knowing other styles of music. 5. Chiener states that the advantages of being a native researcher include being familiar with the language at hand, knowing the local customs, having contacts, and generally not being lost in terms of communication and mannerisms. However, one disadvantage of being a native researcher includes having to deal with the dual identity and responsibility of being a native researcher as well as being a fellow musician. Another disadvantage includes having to be sure to maintain a stable relationship with the other fellow musicians....
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- Spring '08
- Music, researcher, The Western, native researcher