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Nettl, Bruno 1930-

Works: 304 works in 989 publications in 5 languages and 27,691 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Encyclopedias  Reference works  History  Bibliography  Biography  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Performer, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Honoree, Composer, Author of introduction, Translator
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Most widely held works by Bruno Nettl
Folk and traditional music of the western continents by Bruno Nettl( Book )

47 editions published between 1956 and 1999 in English and held by 2,830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk music in the United States : an introduction by Bruno Nettl( )

26 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in English and held by 2,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of ethnomusicology : twenty-nine issues and concepts by Bruno Nettl( Book )

36 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 1,942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first edition of this book, The Study of Ethnomusicology: Twenty-Nine Issues and Concepts, has become a classic in the field. This revised edition, written twenty-two years after the original, continues the tradition of providing engagingly written analysis that offers the most comprehensive discussion of the field available anywhere. _x000B_This book looks at the field of ethnomusicology--defined as the study of the world's musics from a comparative perspective, and the study of all music from an anthropological perspective--as a field of research. Nettl selects thirty-one concepts and issues that have been the subjects of continuing debate by ethnomusicologists, and he adds four entirely new chapters and thoroughly updates the text to reflect new developments and concerns in the field. _x000B_Each chapter looks at its subject historically and goes on to make its points with case studies, many taken from Nettl's own field experience. Drawing extensively on his field research in the Middle East, Western urban settings, and North American Indian societies, as well as on a critical survey of the available literature, Nettl advances our understanding of both the diversity and universality of the world's music. This revised edition's four new chapters deal with the doing and writing of musical ethnography, the scholarly study of instruments, aspects of women's music and women in music, and the ethnomusicologist's study of his or her own culture
Nettl's elephant : on the history of ethnomusicology by Bruno Nettl( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveying the field he helped establish, Bruno Nettl investigates how concepts such as evolution, geography, and history serve as catalysts for advancing ethnomusicological methods and perspectives. Nettl moves from reflections on the history of ethnomusicology to evaluations of the principal organizations in the field, interspersing those broader discussions with shorter essays focusing on neglected literature and personal experiences. --from publisher description
The Garland encyclopedia of world music( Book )

39 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Garland's ambitious 10-volume series takes a cultural approach to its focus on the music of all the world's peoples. Each volume is arranged topically, regionally, or by ethnic group, and complemented by an extensive index. Although each volume will differ because of the nature of the material, the organization remains consistent throughout all: regional overviews first; music in the social context next; then finally, the musical traditions of individual countries or ethnic groups. Of exceptional value are the CDs that accompany each volume, often with previously unrecorded music, as well as the resource guides, extensive bibliographies, and photographs. Separate pricing makes it easy to buy just the volumes that your patrons need and will use."--"Outstanding Reference Sources : the 1999 Selection of New Titles", American Libraries, May 1999. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA
Excursions in world music by Bruno Nettl( Book )

62 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text creates a panoramic experience for readers by exposing them to the many musical cultures around the globe. In presenting cultural musical occasions, it enlightens about the function that music plays in a myriad of societies and urges beginners to define the personal relationships they have with music in their lives
Music in primitive culture by Bruno Nettl( Book )

38 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theory and method in ethnomusicology by Bruno Nettl( Book )

33 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and Chinese and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to folk music in the United States by Bruno Nettl( Book )

31 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of ethnomusicology : thirty-three discussions by Bruno Nettl( )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Known affectionately as The Red Book, Bruno Nettl's The Study of Ethnomusicology became a classic upon its original publication in 1983. Scholars and students alike have hailed it not just for its insights but for a disarming, witty style able to engage and entertain even casual readers while providing essential grounding in the field. In this third edition, Nettl revises the text throughout, adding new chapters and discussions that take into account recent developments across the field and reflecting on how his thinking has changed or even reversed itself during his sixty-year career. An updated bibliography rounds out the volume
Contemporary music and music cultures by Charles Hamm( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative musicology and anthropology of music : essays on the history of ethnomusicology( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acknowledgments Introduction by Bruno Nettl I. Informed by the World's Cultural Diversity European Musical Terminology and the Music of Africa by Stephen Blum From Reaction to Synthesis: Chinese Musicology in the Twentieth Century by Isabel K.F. Wong Reflections on the Ideological History of Latin American Ethnomusicology by Gerard Behague Tribal Music in the Study of Great and Little Traditions of Indian Music by Carol M. Babiracki Ideas, Principles, Motivations, and Results in Eastern European Folk-Music Research by Oskar Elschek II. Dominated by a Group of Abiding Issues Muddying the Crystal Spring: From Idealism and Realism to Marxism in the Study of English and American Folk Song by James Porter Representation and Cultural Critique in the History of Ethnomusicology by Philip V. Bohlman Whose Music? Sources and Contexts in Indic Musicology by Regula Burckhardt Qureshi The Uneven Development of Africanist Ethnomusicology: Three Issues and a Critique by Christopher A. Waterman One World Or None? Untimely Reflections on a Timely Musicological Question By Alexander L. Ringer III. Inspired by Great Leaders Erich M. von Hornsbostel, Carl Stumpf, and the Institutionalization of Comparative Musicology by Dieter Christensen The First Restudy of Arnold Bake's Fieldwork in India by Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Marginality and Musicology in Nineteenth-Century Calcutta: The Case of Sourindro Mohun Tagore by Charles Capwell Women and the Society for Ethnomusicology: Roles and Contributions from Formation through Incorporation (1952/53-1961) by Charlotte J. Frisbie The Dual Nature of Ethnomusicology in North America: The Contributions of Charles Seeger and George Herzog by Bruno Nettl IV. Nourished by a Variety of Disciplines Recording Technology, the Record Industry, and Ethnomusicological Scholarship by Kay Kaufman Shelemay Psychological Theory and Comparative Musicology by Albrecht Schneider Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Musical Communication Structures by Doris Stockmann Styles of Musical Ethnography by Anthony Seeger Epilogue by Philip V. Bohlman Contributors Index
The Western impact on world music : change, adaptation, and survival by Bruno Nettl( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight urban musical cultures : tradition and change by Bruno Nettl( Book )

11 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the elephant : ethnomusicologists contemplate their discipline : a collection of articles from Ethnomusicology by Bruno Nettl( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Introduction -- Part I -- Ethnomusicology, the Field and the Society -- Definitions of "Comparative Musicology" and "Ethnomusicology": An Historical-Theoretical Perspective -- Ethnomusicology: A Discipline Defined -- A View of Ethnomusicology from the 1960s -- The Individual in Musical Ethnography -- Part II -- Recent Trends in Ethnomusicology -- Toward the Remodeling of Ethnomusicology -- Whose Ethnomusicology? Western Ethnomusicology and the Study of Asian Music -- What Do Ethnomusicologists Do? An Old Question for a New Century -- Part III -- In Honor of Our Principal Teachers -- Music, the Public Interest, and the Practice of Ethnomusicology -- Toward an Ethnomusicology of the Early Music Movement: Thoughts on Bridging Disciplines and Musical Worlds -- Ethnomusicology and Difference -- Thoughts on an Interdiscipline: Music Theory, Analysis, and Social Theory in Ethnomusicology
North American Indian musical styles by Bruno Nettl( Book )

25 editions published between 1954 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An eminent musicologist describes the various styles and forms of music of the North American Indians, examining rhythm, melodic movement, and vocal techniques of tribes from each geographic area
In the course of performance : studies in the world of musical improvisation( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Course of Performance is the first book in decades to illustrate and explain the practices and processes of musical improvisation. Improvisation, by its very nature, seems to resist interpretation or elucidation. This difficulty may account for the very few attempts scholars have made to provide a general guide to this elusive subject. With contributions by seventeen scholars and improvisers, In the Course of Performance offers a history of research on improvisation and an overview of the different approaches to the topic that can be used, ranging from cognitive study to detailed musical analysis. Such diverse genres as Italian lyrical singing, modal jazz, Indian classical music, Javanese gamelan, and African-American girls' singing games are examined. The most comprehensive guide to the understanding of musical improvisation available, In the Course of Performance will be indispensable to anyone attracted to this fascinating art [Publisher description]
Heartland excursions : ethnomusicological reflections on schools of music by Bruno Nettl( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reference materials in ethnomusicology; a bibliographic essay by Bruno Nettl( Book )

23 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Garland encyclopedia of world music
The study of ethnomusicology : twenty-nine issues and conceptsNettl's elephant : on the history of ethnomusicologyThe Garland encyclopedia of world musicExcursions in world musicThe study of ethnomusicology : thirty-three discussionsComparative musicology and anthropology of music : essays on the history of ethnomusicologyIn the course of performance : studies in the world of musical improvisationHeartland excursions : ethnomusicological reflections on schools of music
Alternative Names
Bruno Nettl Amerikaans musicoloog

Bruno Nettl amerikanischer Musikwissenschaftler, Ethnologe

Bruno Nettl etnomusicólogo

Bruno Nettl etnomusicologo e musicologo cecoslovacco

Brunus Nettl

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