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Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures by Rachel Harris,Rowan Pease

By Rachel Harris,Rowan Pease

Pieces of the Musical international: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a sequence of musical worlds every one via a unmarried "piece." It makes a speciality of a musical sound or item that offers a springboard from which to inform a narrative a few specific geographic zone, introducing key elements of the cultures during which it's embedded, contexts of functionality, the musicians who create or practice it, the trips it has travelled, and its altering meanings.

A collaborative enterprise via employees and learn ethnomusicologists linked to the dep. of track at SOAS, collage of London, Pieces of the Musical World is prepared thematically. 3 huge issues: "Place", "Spirituality" and "Movement" support academics to attach modern matters in ethnomusicology, together with soundscape experiences, track and the surroundings, the politics of id, diaspora and globalization, and track and the physique. all the book's fourteen chapters highlights a unmarried musical "piece" commonly outlined, spanning the variety of "traditional," "popular", "classical" and "contemporary" musics, or even sounds that can be thought of "not music."

Primary assets and a website internet hosting recordings with interactive listening courses, a thesaurus of musical phrases and interviews all aid to create a special and dynamic studying event of our musical world.

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