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INDEX 2
Longway, 50
"Lord Bateman" (song), 62 "Lord Gregory" (song), 60 "Lord Randall" (song), 56-57 Love songs: in Europe, 47; in Ameri­can Indian music, 150
Narrative songs, 47. See also Ballads; Epics
National association of traditional mu­sic, 6-9
Navaho Indian music: style of, 17, 151-52; examples of, 18, 160; texts of, 165
Negro music: in U.S.A., 8, 180-86; in Uruguay, 112; compared to Indian music, 166; origin of, 170-71; and American folk music, 201, 203. See also African music
Negro spirituals: origin of, 182-83; ex­ample of, 184
Netherlandish folk music. See Dutch folk music
Neutral third, 23
Nielsen, Selma, 69
North American Indian music: related to Negro music, 8; singing style of, 24; scales of, 41; instruments of, 153-56; areas of, 156-62; words of, 164-65; acculturation in, 165
North American Indians, 11
Northwest Coast Indians, 157
Norwegian folk music, 67-69
Maggio, 109
"Maid Freed from the Gallows" (song), 70-71
Marginal survivals: in Europe, 70; in U. S. folk music, 195, 197-98
Mariachi music, 192
Marimbas: in Central America, 166; in Guatemala, 178. See also Xylophone
Mascaradas, 112
Maypole, 50
Mbira. See Sansa
McAllester, David P., 27
Melodies of international distribution. See "Wandering melodies"
Melody: in traditional music, 21-24; in Polish folk music, 92; in African music, 127-29. See also Scales; vari­ous aspects of melody
Melograph, 18
Mendoza, Vicente T., 192
Meter, 41-43
Metronome sense: in Africa, 130-31; in New World Negro music, 171
Mexican folk music: style of, 192-93; example of, 193
Mexican Indian music, 163
Microtones, 89, 91
Middle xAmerican folk music, 191-94
Mimetic dances, 49
Minstrels as carriers of folk songs, 34, 46
Mixolydian mode, 38
Modes: diatonic, 38, 40; Gregorian, 111; in British folk music, 61
Mongolian music, 77
Monochord, 28
Musical areas: in Eastern Europe, 99; in Africa, 144-45; in North Ameri­can Indian music, 156-62
Musical bow. See Bow, musical
Musical style: description of, 24-25; similarity in, 34
Mystery plays, 112, 195
"O du lieber Augustin" (song), 17 Oceania, 163
"On top of Old Smoky" (song), 4 Oral tradition, 3-4, !8
Organum, 19,107
Ornamentation: in Eastern European folk music, 91; in Spanish folk mu­sic, 113; in African music, 128
Ostinato in African music, 134
Otomi Indian music, 192-93
Paiute Indian music, example of, 159
Pan-Indian movement, 167
Panpipes, African, 140
Parallelism in German folk music, 72
Parallel fifths, 73
Parallel seconds, 99
Parlando-rubato, 62-63
Parody in folk song, 199
Parry," Milman, 90-91
Pastorales, 111'
Pennsylvania German folk music, 196
Pentatonic scales: analyzed, 22; in Eu-







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