Towards a Global Music Theory: Practical Concepts and Methods for the Analysis of Music Across Human Cultures

Towards a Global Music Theory: Practical Concepts and Methods for the Analysis of Music Across Human Cultures

Mark Hijleh


because the starting of the 20th century, the cross-pollenization of global musical fabrics and practices has speeded up precipitously, due largely to advances in higher-speed communications and trip. we are living now in a global of world musical perform that would purely proceed to blossom and increase in the course of the twenty-first century and past. but tune thought as an instructional self-discipline is barely simply commencing to reply to the sort of milieu. meetings, workshops and curricula are for the 1st time starting to improve round the subject of 'world tune theory', as scholars, lecturers and researchers realize the necessity for analytical strategies and techniques acceptable to a much broader diversity of human musics, now not least the hybrid musics that impression (and more and more outline) increasingly more of the world's musical practices. in the direction of a world song concept proposes a couple of such ideas and techniques stemming from durational and acoustic relationships among 'twos' and 'threes' as manifested in numerous interrelated points of track, together with rhythm, melody, concord, procedure, texture, timbre and tuning, and gives feedback for a way such thoughts and techniques can be utilized successfully to the knowledge of tune in a number of contexts. whereas the various bases for this foray into attainable equipment for a twenty-first century song thought lie alongside good verified acoustical and psycho-acoustical traces, Dr Mark Hijleh offers a extensive try to practice them conceptually and comprehensively to numerous musics in a suitable manner that may be conveniently apprehended and utilized through scholars, students and academics.

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