Michael Tenzer and John Roeder, eds., Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Paul J. Yoon


This volume spans musical traditions as ostensibly disparate as Japanese court music, fourteenth-century French court song, contemporary Korean p’ungmul (folk drumming), and Native American song. In juxtaposing these musics, points of convergence emerge, particularly in the common temporal processes experienced by performers and audience within a cultural context. Detailed analysis highlights both the individuality of a piece as well as similarities to other musics.  


Analysis; Time organization; Cognition; Ethnomusicology; World Music; Musicology

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ISSN 2155-109X