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On Concepts and Classifications of Musical Instruments : Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology - Margaret J. Kartomi

On Concepts and Classifications of Musical Instruments

Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780226425498
Number Of Pages: 350

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Kartomi first moves through a culture-specific inspection of several societies in Europe, Asia, and Africa, and then, synthesizing current ethnomusicological trends, proceeds to make a large-scale comparative study of classification schemes and the concepts which govern them.

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Prologue
On the Nature of Classifications of Musical Instruments
Any Classification Is Superior to Chaos
On the Methodology of Classification: Taxonomies, Keys, Paradigms and Typologies
Cognitive Directions: Downward and Upward Grouping
Classification in Societies Oriented toward Literary Transmission
Continuities and Change in Chinese Classifications
Indian and Srilankan Classifications from Ancient to Modern Times
The Priority of Musical over Religious Characters in Grouping Tibetan Monastic Instruments
The Case of Java--Classifications in Oral Tradition and the Recent Development of Literary Schemes
Greek Taxonomical Thought from Archaic to Hellenistic Times
National Identity and Other Themes of Classification in the Arab World
European Classifications from Medieval Times to the Eighteenth Century
The Expanding Concept of Instruments in the West during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Upward Classification of Instruments: The Method of the Future?
Classification in Societies Oriented toward Oral Transmission
Parallels between Social Structure and Ensemble Classification in Mandailing
Taxonomical Models of the Instrumentarium and Regional Ensembles in Minangkabau
Groupings Governed by Key Cultural Concepts of the T'boli
The Personification of Instruments in Some West African Classifications
Cognitive Categories, Paradigms, and Taxonomies among the 'Are'are
A Finnish-Karelian Taxonomy as a Historiographical Tool Epilogue: The Seamless Web Notes Bibliography Glossary of Terms Used in Classification Theory
Index
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ISBN: 9780226425498
ISBN-10: 0226425495
Series: Chicago Studies in Ethnomusicology
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1st January 1990
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41

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