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2/1/12 Class Notes Ethnomusicology, Music-Culture and Performance: Field of Ethnomusicology: Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) Bruno Nettl- 1955 (founder of SEM) Music and Anthropology The study of music in the context of human life- Jeff Todd Titon Main Tenets of Ethnomusicology (Nettl): Study Music in its Cultural Context- Culture- way of life of a people, learned and transmitted from one generation to the next Doing in-dept Field Work Researching history and analyzing change Current Trends: Multi-disciplinary Self-Reflexivity Engagement and activism Music-Culture: groups total involvement w music: ideas actions institutions material objects- everything that has to do with music Music: Humanly patterned or organized sound that proceeds by rules (John Blacking) Rhythm: Patterned recurrence of events Rhythm in music: time-relation between sounds Polyrhythm: Simultaneous occurrence of several rhythms with a shifting
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2012 for the course MUET 200 taught by Professor Sandstrom during the Spring '06 term at Maryland.

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