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INDEX 209
Cults, African: in New World, 173-74; in Brazil, 175
Cultural context of music: important in study of folklore, 10-12; in field work, 26-27; in Africa, 120-21; in North American Indian cultures, 152-53; in New World Negro cul­tures, 175
Culture areas: African, 119-20; North American Indian, 161-62
Cumulative songs, 50
Czech folk music: sequence in, 79-80; rhythm of, 80-81; words of, 81
English folk music (Com.)
rhythm of, 82; in U.S.A., 201-3. See also Ballads, English; American folk music
Epics: in Europe, 47; in Eastern Eu­rope, 86-91; singers of, 91; in Yugo­slavia, 115
Epudi, 142
Eskimo: musical culture of, 152; music of, 157
Estampie, 67
Ethnomusicology, 25-27
Dance music in Europe, 48-50
Dance tunes, 105
Dances: Dutch, 64; Scandinavian, 66; Bulgarian, 84; French, 103; Spanish, 115; North American Indian, 150; Brazilian, 191; Latin American, 194; American, 202
Danish folk music, 69
Detroit, Michigan, 197
Diatonic modes. See Modes
Diatonic scales. See Scales
Ditonic scales, 41
Don Cossacks, 98
Drone: as type of polyphony, 19; in European folk music, 105; in Afri­can music, 134
Drummers, 175
Drums: in Africa, 139-40; in Brazil, 175; in Caribbean area, 178; illustra­tion of, 179
Drum signalling in Africa, 122-23
Dulcimer: in Sweden, 69; illustration of, 68; in Eastern Europe, 105
Du?ny, 88
Dutch folk music: style of, 64-66; ex­ample of, 65
Dvojnice, 93-94, 105, 109
Eagle Dance of Iroquois, 161 Eastern Europe: history of, 76-77;
languages of, 77 Eastern United States Indians, music
of, 157-58, 160-61 Enesco, Georges, 13 English folk music: examples of, 40,
42, 44-45, 60, 61, 62; style of, 59-63;
Faeroe step, 56
Feet, metric, 82
Fiddle-playing: in European folk mu­sic, 105; in American folk music, 203
Field work in ethnomusicology, 26
Finnish folk music, 87
Flamenco, 115-16, 190
Flute, illustrations of, 154
Folk blues, example of, 185
Folk dances, types of, 49. See also Dances
Folk heroes, American, 201-2
Folk music: definition of, 2-3, 5, 13-14; function of, 11; as entertainment, 12
Form: in folk music, 16-19; in Euro­pean folk music, 35-37; types of, 85; in Basque music, 111; in African music, 124-27; in North American Indian music, 157-61
Formulas, 56
French folk music: style of, 103-6; ex­amples of, 103, 111
French-Canadian folk music, 196-97
Ga7J7elan, 5-6
Game songs of U.S. Negroes, 185-86
Ganda, instruments of, 142
Gapped scales, 78
German folk music: examples of, 17, 71, 72; survey of, 69-74; contrasted with Czech folk music, 80; wedding songs in, 110; in U.S.A., 195
Germanic peoples subdivided, 53
Geswikenes Kulturgztt, 13, 66-67, 102, 106
Ghost Dance, 150-51, 166







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