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The Resource African polyphony and polyrhythm : musical structure and methodology, Simha Arom, Translated by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, Raymond Boyd, Foreword by Gyorgy Ligeti, (electronic book)

African polyphony and polyrhythm : musical structure and methodology, Simha Arom, Translated by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, Raymond Boyd, Foreword by Gyorgy Ligeti, (electronic book)

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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 by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, Raymond Boyd, Foreword by Gyorgy Ligeti
Creator
Subject
Language
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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UkCbUP
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Arom, Simha
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Music
  • Counterpoint
  • Musical meter and rhythm
Label
African polyphony and polyrhythm : musical structure and methodology, Simha Arom, Translated by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, Raymond Boyd, Foreword by Gyorgy Ligeti, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Control code
CR9780511518317
Extent
xxviii, 668 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511518317
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
African polyphony and polyrhythm : musical structure and methodology, Simha Arom, Translated by Martin Thom, Barbara Tuckett, Raymond Boyd, Foreword by Gyorgy Ligeti, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511518317
Extent
xxviii, 668 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780511518317
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF.

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