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Stone, Ruth M.

Overview
Works: 109 works in 383 publications in 4 languages and 5,802 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Discographies  Sources  Music  Software  Bibliography  Catalogs  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Depositor, Interviewer, Interviewee, Organizer of meeting, Speaker
Classifications: ML100, 780.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ruth M Stone
The Garland encyclopedia of world music( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,435 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
Music in West Africa : experiencing music, expressing culture by Ruth M Stone( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music in West Africa is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present. Visit www.oup.com/us/globalmusic for a list of case studies in the Global Music Series. The website also includes instructional materials to accompany each study. Music in West Africa presents fundamental style concepts of West African music using a focused case study of performance in Liberia, West Africa, among the Kpelle people. The book discusses the diversity, motifs, and structure of West African music within the larger patterns of the region's culture, highlighting those aspects of Kpelle music that are common to many other West African traditions. It also describes how music and dance in West Africa are tied to the fabric of everyday social and political life. Kpelle musicians value musical performance where multiple performers each contribute aspects of sound that fit together in elaborate ways. Drawing upon her extensive fieldwork and research, author Ruth Stone--who was raised in the Bong County region of Liberia--centers on key stylistic elements that Kpelle performers articulate and emphasize: faceting or breaking music into smaller parts, layering tone colors, part-counterpart relationships in musical structures, and time and polyrhythm. She explores fascinating parallels to these analytic themes in the textiles and masks of related arts and in broader cultural practices such as greeting sequences. Music in West Africa is enhanced by eyewitness accounts of local performances, interviews with key performers, and vivid illustrations. Packaged with a 70-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed in the book, it features guided listening and hands-on activities that encourage readers to engage actively and critically with the music
Let the inside be sweet : the interpretation of music event among the Kpelle of Liberia by Ruth M Stone( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African music and oral data : a catalog of field recordings, 1902-1975 by Ruth M Stone( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garland handbook of African music( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Here in a single paperback volume is a comprehensive set of essays, written by the leading scholars in the field, that explores all aspects of African music. This handbook provides an introduction to the continent and its many musical forms, including a discussion of issues and processes in the study of African music and a number of regional case studies covering North, West, East, Central, and Southern Africa. Popular music in this region is also a focus. Featuring a sixty-minute audio CD, a glossary, and guides to publications, recordings, and films and videos, this volume will serve as an invaluable resource for teachers, students, and general readers interested in African musics."--Jacket
The Garland handbook of African music by Ruth M Stone( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garland Handbook of African Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 1, Africa, (1997). Revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Africa and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this particular area. Part One provides an in-depth introduction to Africa. Part Two focuses on issues and processes, such as notation and oral tradition, dance in communal life, and intellectual property. Part Three focuses on the different regions, countries, and cultures of Africa with selected regional case studies. The second edition has been expanded to include exciting new scholarship that has been conducted since the first edition was published. Questions for Critical Thinking at the end of each major section guide and focus attention on what musical and cultural issues arise when one studies the music of Africa -- issues that might not occur in the study of other musics of the world. An accompanying audio compact disc offers musical examples of some of the music of Africa [Publisher description]
Theory for ethnomusicology by Ruth M Stone( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theory for Ethnomusicology is a core text for upper level courses on the theory and history of the study of World Music and also serves as an ancillary text and reference work for beginning students in introductory courses. The book will be an idea guide for students new to the field, as well as for more advanced students studying the theoretical underpinnings of the subject."--Publisher's description
Dried millet breaking : time, words, and song in the Wọi epic of the Kpelle by Ruth Marie Stone( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garland encyclopedia of world music by Dale A Olsen( Book )

34 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores key themes in African music that have emerged in recent years - a subject usually neglected in country-by-country coverage emphasizes the contexts of musical performance - unlike studies that offer static interpretations isolated from other performing traditions presents the fresh insights and analyses of musicologists and anthropologists of diverse national origins - African, Asian, European, and American. Charts the flow and influence of music. The Encyclopedia also charts the musical interchanges that followed the movement of people and ideas across the continent, including: cross-regional musical influences throughout Africa * Islam and its effect on African music * spread of guitar music * Kru mariners of Liberia * Latin American influences on African music * musical interchanges in local contexts * crossovers between popular and traditional practices. Audio CD included. Also includes nine maps and 96 music examples
The world's music : general perspectives and reference tools( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music online( )

in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garland encyclopedia of world music online is a comprehensive online resource devoted to music research of all the world's peoples. Each volume contains an overview of a geographic region, a survey of its musical heritage, and a description of specific musical genres, practices, and performances. Articles include detailed photographs that show musicians, musical instruments, and the cultural context of dances, rituals, and ceremonies. Other images include drawings, maps, and musical examples for further study. Contains the entire set of 10 print volumes (over 9,200 pages) as well as complete indexing for genre, subject, instrument, place, person, ensemble, and cultural group, as well as links to the associated audio examples for each volume
Music of the Kpelle of Liberia by Ruth M Stone( )

9 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garland encyclopedia of world music. general perspectives and reference tools by Timothy Rice( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five windows into Africa : a CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh computers( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Five Windows into Africa is an engaging and compelling multimedia tool that vividly captures the vitality and immediacy of life in contemporary Africa. Each window features a unique aspect of African culture--art, music, religion, urban life, and politics--and opens a spectacular range of local events from the perspective of the participants."--Container
Studien über den deutschen Einfluss auf das amerikanische Englisch by Ruth Matilda Stone( Book )

11 editions published between 1933 and 1934 in German and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Garland encyclopedia of world music by Virginia DANIELSON( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Expert writers present the major traditions of North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, together with personal accounts of performers, composers, teachers, and ceremonies. A special feature of this volume is the inclusion of dozens of brief snap-shot essays that offer "lifestories" of typical musicmakers and their art, as well as first-person descriptions of specific music performances and events. Also includes maps and music examples."--Provided by publisher
The Garland encyclopedia of world music by Alison ARNOLD( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 42 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
The Garland encyclopedia of world music by Dale A Olsen( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranging from the Bahamas and Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, this collection explores the extraordinarily rich and varied music of peoples south of the Rio Grande. Included are articles by over 40 researchers, covering music of all the countries of this vast region. Among the wide range of topics, the volume provides a unique focus on 25 Native American cultures of Mexico, Central America, and South America; surveys the popular music of Mexico, Brazil, and the Caribbean islands; and examines how immigrants from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Germany, Italy, and Spain have preserved their musical traditions in the region for the past 150 years
The Garland encyclopedia of world music. general perspectives and reference tools( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Africa( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Music in West Africa : experiencing music, expressing cultureThe Garland handbook of African musicThe Garland handbook of African musicTheory for ethnomusicologyThe Garland encyclopedia of world musicThe world's music : general perspectives and reference toolsThe Garland encyclopedia of world music. general perspectives and reference toolsFive windows into Africa : a CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh computers
Alternative Names
Stone.

Stone, Ruth

Stone, Ruth 1945-

Stone Ruth Marie

Stone, Ruth Marie 1945-

Languages
English (204)

German (7)

Kpelle (7)

Mandingo (1)