Folk & Traditional Music of the Western Continents

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3       The General Character of European Folk Music 33 The strophic form, 35 Characteristics of European scales, 37 Me ter and singing style, 41 Wandering melodies, 45 Some song type found in Europe, 46 Instruments and instrumental music, 50
4       The Germanic Peoples 53
The English Child ballads, 54 Broadside ballads, 58 The style o: English folk music, 59 Some Netherlandish folk dances, 64 Sam­ples of Scandinavian folk music, 66 German folk song, 69 Germar folk music outside Germany proper, 73
5       Eastern Europe 16
Melodic sequence: Hungarians, Czechs, Cheremis, 77 Words, music and rhythm: The Balkans and Czechoslovakia, 80 Form in Balkan folk songs, 85 Epics: Yugoslavia, Finland, Russia, 86 Scales and intervals: Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, 91 Musical instruments, 93 Polyphony: The Slavic countries and the Caucasus, 96
6      France\ Italy, and the Iberian Peninsula 102
Some aspects of French folk music, 103 Polyphonic Italian folk song, 106 Some other aspects of Italian folk music, 108 Peculiarities of the Basque heritage, 109 Spain and Portugal, 112
7      African Music South of the Sahara 118
The uses of music in Africa,    120 Music and tone languages,
121 General characteristics of  African forms, 124 Melody, 127
Rhythm, 129 Polyphony, 132       Instruments, 135 Regional vari­ation in African Negro music, 144
8       The American Indians 147
The simplest styles—an example from Bolivia, 149 Uses of Indian music—an example from the Plains, 150 Music in Indian thought, 152 Musical instruments, 153 Styles by area in North America, 156 Indian music of Latin America, 162 The words of Indian songs, 164 Indian music in transition, 165
9      Negro Folk Music in the Neiv World 169
The origins of the New World Negro styles, 170 Negro music in Latin America, 173 New World Negro instruments, 176 Negro folk music in the United States, 180
10     Western and Western-Descended Folk
Music in the Americas 188 South American folk music, 189 Middle America: Mexico and the Caribbean, 191 Ethnic minorities in North America, 194 Folk music in American cities, 197 The rural Anglo-American tradition, 201







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