Feb 24, 2023 · Oxford Bibliographies: Music Great For: extensive, annotated bibliographies on a selection of subjects in musicology and ethnomusicology Format: online Audio and Video Naxos Music Library World World music from the catalogues of Smithsonian Folkways, ARC Music, Nonesuch, and other labels. Ethnographic Sound Archives Online
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Feb 22, 2023 · Ethnomusicology: Global Field Recordings This link opens in a new window Access to audio recordings, videos, field notebooks and journals documenting the musical traditions of different societies and cultures.
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Ethnomusicologists study a wide range of topics and musical practices throughout the world. It is sometimes described as the study of non-Western music or “world music,” as opposed to musicology, which studies Western European classical music. However, the field is defined more by its research methods (i.e., ethnography, or immersive fieldwork with...
The field, as it is currently named, emerged in the 1950s, but ethnomusicology originated as “comparative musicology” in the late 19th century. Linked to the 19th-century European focus on nationalism, comparative musicology emerged as a project of documenting the different musical features of diverse regions of the world. The field of musicology w...
Ethnomusicology takes as given the notion that music can provide meaningful insight into a larger culture or group of people. Another foundational concept is cultural relativismand the idea that no culture/music is inherently more valuable or better than another. Ethnomusicologists avoid assigning value judgments like “good” or “bad” to musical pra...
Ethnography is the method that most distinguishes ethnomusicology from historical musicology, which largely entails doing archival research (examining texts). Ethnography involves conducting research with people, namely musicians, to understand their role within their larger culture, how they make music, and what meanings they assign to music, amon...
There are a number of ethical issues ethnomusicologists consider in the course of their research, and most relate to the representation of musical practices that are not “their own.” Ethnomusicologists are tasked with representing and disseminating, in their publications and public presentations, the music of a group of people who may not have the ...Barz, Gregory F., and Timothy J. Cooley, editors. Shadows in the Field: New Perspectives for Fieldwork in Ethnomusicology. Oxford University Press, 1997.Myers, Helen. Ethnomusicology: An Introduction. W.W. Norton & Company, 1992.Nettl, Bruno. The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty-three Discussions. 3rded., University of Illinois Press, 2015.Nettl, Bruno, and Philip V. Bohlman, editors. Comparative Musicology and Anthropology of Music: Essays on the History of Ethnomusicology. University of Chicago Press, 1991.
Feb 22, 2023 · Ethnomusicology faculty study and teach courses on some of the most exciting and timely areas of music research today including global popular music, gender and sexuality, and sound studies, among others. Faculty areas of research include music of Africa, Eastern Europe, and Southeast Asia.
Feb 23, 2023 · Ethnomusicology has become an important field of study in music education, music performance, and other areas of cross-cultural service. Gaining a basic understanding of the music of another...
Oct 1, 2019 · Question. 3 answers. Oct 1, 2019. Ethnomusicology is the study of the music of different cultures, especially non-Western ones. I'd like to explore the tradition of folk song, nursery rhymes and ...