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The musical ear : oral tradition in the USA / Anne Dhu McLucas.

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Berklee College of Music.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Stan Getz Library ML200 .M35 2010 37684001070231 Library Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -
Valencia Main Library ML200 .M35 2010 37684001069849 Valencia Stacks Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780754663966 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0754663965 (hardcover : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781409432906 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 1409432904 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 205 p. : ill., music ; 25 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
  • Publisher: Farnham, England ; Ashgate, c2010.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Compact disc dated 2011
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-188) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The oral process and "roots" music: Interlude 1: the brain, memory, and oral traditions -- Oral tradition in American popular music: Interlude 2: oral tradition and creativity -- The interaction of oral and written in American music history; Interlude 3: interactions of written and oral/ aural traditions in the human brain -- Oral tradition in the lives of ordinary people; Interlude 4: the mental musical capacities of ordinary humans and the intersection of meaning, emotion, and memory -- Conclusions.
Summary, etc.:
This book provides a wide-ranging look at the role played by music that is passed on orally without the use of notation, in the folk, popular and art musics of North American. Found within the many oral traditions are common elements that apply to all human cultures. These elements are connected with the human mind, the limits of memory, the power of organization and the urge toward creativity. McLucas provides an overview of recent research on the brain and memory in order to help the reader understand the inner workings or oral tradition.
Subject: Music > United States > History and criticism.
Oral tradition > United States.

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