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The Resource African polyphony and polyrhythm : musical structure and methodology, Simha Arom ; translated from French by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, and Raymond Boyd, (electronic resource)

African polyphony and polyrhythm : musical structure and methodology, Simha Arom ; translated from French by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, and Raymond Boyd, (electronic resource)

Label
African polyphony and polyrhythm : musical structure and methodology
Title
African polyphony and polyrhythm
Title remainder
musical structure and methodology
Statement of responsibility
Simha Arom ; translated from French by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, and Raymond Boyd
Title variation
African Polyphony & Polyrhythm
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Contributor
Translator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this detailed study Simha Arom takes a new and original approach to the understanding of the complex and sophisticated patterns of polyphony and polyrhythm that characterise African music. Considering in particular the harp, sanza, xylophone and percussion music of Central Africa, Simha Arom develops a rigorous method for the analysis of the music and for the recording and deciphering of the many strands of polyphony and polyrhythm. Through a systematic breakdown of the many layers of apparently improvised rhythm he reveals the essential structure which underlies this rich and complex music. Inspired also by linguistic techniques, Professor Arom regards the music very much as a grammatical system. --
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Arom, Simha
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1951-
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  • Thom, Martin
  • Tuckett, Barbara
  • Boyd, Raymond
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Music
  • Counterpoint
  • Musical meter and rhythm
Label
African polyphony and polyrhythm : musical structure and methodology, Simha Arom ; translated from French by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, and Raymond Boyd, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511518317
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bk. I. The music of the Central African Republic. General introduction -- The general features of traditional music -- Typology -- Bk. II. African polyphonic music. Introduction -- A classification of African polyphonies -- Previous studies: the present state of the subject -- Bk. III. Technical tools: methods of recording polyphonic music for transcription. The need for transcription -- The difficulties of transcription -- Earlier methods -- Towards a new method -- Theoretical assumptions -- Technical equipment: description and use -- From recording to transcription -- Checking the results -- Potentialities -- Anthropological validity -- Bk. IV. Theoretical tools. The notion of relevance: -- Description and analysis -- The question of transcription -- Bk. V. The organisation of time in African music. A brief survey of Western rhythmics -- Towards a precise terminology -- African rhythmics -- Bk. VI. Structural principles and their application. Typology -- Analytical notions -- Strict polyrhythmics -- Polyrhythmics as a way to polyphony: Hocket -- Polyphony produced by melodic instruments -- The association of polyphony and polyrhythmics -- Conclusion
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CR9780511518317
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 668 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511518317
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103569525
Label
African polyphony and polyrhythm : musical structure and methodology, Simha Arom ; translated from French by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, and Raymond Boyd, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511518317
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bk. I. The music of the Central African Republic. General introduction -- The general features of traditional music -- Typology -- Bk. II. African polyphonic music. Introduction -- A classification of African polyphonies -- Previous studies: the present state of the subject -- Bk. III. Technical tools: methods of recording polyphonic music for transcription. The need for transcription -- The difficulties of transcription -- Earlier methods -- Towards a new method -- Theoretical assumptions -- Technical equipment: description and use -- From recording to transcription -- Checking the results -- Potentialities -- Anthropological validity -- Bk. IV. Theoretical tools. The notion of relevance: -- Description and analysis -- The question of transcription -- Bk. V. The organisation of time in African music. A brief survey of Western rhythmics -- Towards a precise terminology -- African rhythmics -- Bk. VI. Structural principles and their application. Typology -- Analytical notions -- Strict polyrhythmics -- Polyrhythmics as a way to polyphony: Hocket -- Polyphony produced by melodic instruments -- The association of polyphony and polyrhythmics -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9780511518317
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxviii, 668 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511518317
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1103569525

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