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Traditional African and Oriental Music
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Traditional African and Oriental Music - Otto Karolyi Preface
Acknowledgments
Chapter One: African Music
Introduction
Rhythm
Melody
Harmony
Instruments
General Considerations: religion; language, poetry and music; drama, dance and music; improvisation; music and musicians in the community
Chapter Two: Islam and Music
Introduction
Rhythm
Melody
Harmony
Instruments
General Considerations: religion; Qur'an recitations; the call to prayer; the Prophet's birthday; hymns in praise of the Prophet; Sufi worship; postlude
Chapter Three: The Indian Subcontinent
Introduction
Rhythm
Melody
Harmony
Instruments
General Considerations: religion: Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam; qawwali; dance and music; ragamala paintings
Chapter Four: China and Tibet
Introduction
Rhythm
Melody
Harmony
Instruments
General Considerations: religion: Confucianism, Taoism, Buddhism; Peking opera; Tibet; dance in China and Tibet; epic songChapter Five: The Far East
Introduction: Japan
Background
Rhythm
Melody
Harmony
Instruments
Instrumental and theatrical ensembles: Gagaku, Bunraku, Kabuki and Noh
General considerations: religion: Shinto, Buddhism in Japan, Zen

Indonesia: (i) Java; (ii) Bali
Background
Rhythm
Melody
Harmony
Instruments
Theatrical ensembles and music
Bali

Afterword
Select Bibliography
Discography
Notes
Index

About the Author

Otto Karolyi is Senior Lecturer in music at the University of Stirling, and is the author of Introducing Music and Introducing Modern Music.

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