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Venda Children's Songs : Study in Ethnomusicological Analysis - John Blacking

Venda Children's Songs

Study in Ethnomusicological Analysis

Paperback Published: 1st January 1967
ISBN: 9780226055114
Number Of Pages: 210

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John Blacking is widely recognized for his theoretical works "How Musical Is Man?" and "The Anthropology of the Body." This series of essays and articles on the music of the Venda people of the northern Transvaal in South Africa constitutes his major scholarly legacy.
"Venda Children's Songs" presents a detailed analysis of both the music and the cultural significance of children's songs among the Venda. Among its many original contributions is the identifying of the role of melody in generating rhythm, something that distinguishes this form of music from that of Venda adults as well as from other genres of African music in general.

Acknowledgements
Preface
List of Plates
List of Figures
The Background to the Analysis of the Songs
The Venda of the Northern Transvaal
Some Basic Definitions and Concepts of Venda Music
Musical Instruments
The Variety and Meaning of Venda
Communal Music
Music for Young People in Venda Society
Children's songs
Play-dances for boys and girls
""Amusements"" for boys and girls
The Venda national dance (tshikona)
The Collection of Material for Analysis
The Place of Children's So
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ISBN: 9780226055114
ISBN-10: 0226055116
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 1st January 1967
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 2

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