Review #19 - Zach Holland Na Am Music Review #19 Group #2...

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Zach Holland Na Am Music Review #19 Group #2 Songs from Spirit: Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau Chapter 8 focuses on the fieldwork aspect of the study. The study’s fieldwork focuses on traditional ceremonies and using song as the driving force for power. Dr. Hamill wanted to gain a better understanding if the power of song was being lost and forgotten overtime similarly to native language. To get the best understanding the field study was conducted at the “most visible and frequent ceremony held today in the Columbian Plateau,” the Washat. Dr. Hamill brings up the point that his tools as an ethnomusicologist are recording technologies and the written word. Both of these techniques are frowned upon and take away from the authenticity of the ceremony. As I have learned in class, these techniques take away the power of the song as most of these songs are learned through visualizations and passed on through memorization. Dr. Hamill seems to be stuck between a rock and a hard place with his religious
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course MUS 265 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Washington State University .

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Review #19 - Zach Holland Na Am Music Review #19 Group #2...

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