Folk & Traditional Music of the Western Continents

The folk & traditional music of Europe, Africa & the Americas explored.

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1       Folk and Traditional Music in its Cultural Setting 1
Introduction, 1 Oral tradition, 3 How does traditional music originate? 4 Folk music as national expression, 6 Historical per­spective, 9 Music as an aspect of culture, 10 Traditional music and art music, 12
2      Studying the Structure of Folk Music I5
Form, 16 Polyphony, 19 Rhythm and tempo, 20 Melody and scale, 21 Other aspects of music, 24 Description of a cul­ture's music, 24 Research in traditional music—ethnomusicology, 25 Transcription and analysis, 27

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