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Tyler MUET200 - 21:54 FieldofEthnomusicology

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21:54 Field of Ethnomusicology -The study of music in the context of human life- Jeff Todd Titon -Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM)- Bruno Nettl- 1955 Main Tenets of Ethnomusicology -Studying Music in its cultural context -Culture- way of life of a people, learned and transmitted from one generation to  the next -Doing in-depth fieldwork -Researching history and change -Current trends -Multi-disciplinary -Self-reflexivity -Engagement and activism Music Culture Jeff Todd Titon & Mark Slobin -Music-culture -A group of people’s total involvement with music -Music -Humanely patterned or organized sound that proceeds by rules (John Blacking) -Ex. Postal workers, Ghana -Melody, rhythm -Polyrhythmic-simultaneous occurrence of different rhythms with a shifting  downbeat
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-Soundscape -Characteristic sounds of a place both human and nonhuman -Music or nonmusic? -Ex. Kaluli of Papua New Guinea -“lifting-up-over-sounding” (Feld) 4 Components of a Music-culture: Case Study: Jeliya (art of the jeli) -Ideas about music -Culturally constructed= shared understanding of an idea or concept -Activities involving music -Social organization of music -Repertories of music -Stock of music and transmission systems -Material culture of music -Physical objects of music-culture Mande Jeli Tradition Kouyate Family -Mandenka -Ethnic group of West Africa -Jeli (diali or griot) -oral historians, praisers, advisers -musicians and verbal artists -shapers of sound
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-Kouyates -Descendants of Bala Faseke Kouyate -the Jeli of Sunjata Keita -Founder of 13 th  century Empire of Mali -Djimo Kouyate and son Amadou Kouyate Ideas about Music: Music and the Belief System -Inherited tradition -exclusive right to certain instruments -Power of music and speech -“it has entered me” -instrument playing (foli) -Kora, Balafon and Konding or Koni -Speech (kuma) -Song (donkili) Ideas about Music: Aesthetics of Music -Aesthetics= what is culturally valued, judged desirable and effective -efficacy and authenticity -Mande music aesthetics -Call and response -Polyrhythm -Ornamental melodies
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-Voice timbre and power -Ex. “God Wills It” Amadu Jeebaate -kora, dun dun Ideas About Music: Contexts and History & Change -Contexts of Music -Who, What, When, Where -Jeli-patron relationship -Ceremonies -Family gatherings -History & Change -Fasiya – passing the tradition -Fadenya – competition with…[the paternal] lineage to distinguish oneself  (Charry) -Ex. Farafina Kan “Nankama” (born to do it) Performance Analysis -Window into cultures -Cultural and individual identity -Negotiation -Authority and power -Gender, ethnicity, race, class, religion -Cultural boundaries and borders Music Culture Model
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