Music in Turkey: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture
By: Eliot Bates
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The first brief, stand-alone volume to explore the musical and cultural traditions of this region, Music in Turkey places the diverse sounds of the country (and the Middle East at large) in their social contexts. Author Eliot Bates employs four themes in his survey of Turkish music: * The role of music in forming a national consciousness about local and regional cultures * How changes in musical meaning pertain to changes in contemporary Turkish society * The process of arrangement, where technology is creatively used to revitalize and modernize traditional music * How today's Anatolian musical instrument performance and construction are linked to local, regional, and national identities The author draws on his extensive regional fieldwork, offering accounts of local performances, interviews with key performers, and vivid illustrations. Music in Turkey is ideal for introductory undergraduate courses in world music or ethnomusicology and for upper-level courses on Middle Eastern music and/or culture. Packaged with a 70-minute CD containing musical examples, the text features numerous listening activities that actively engage students with the music.
The companion website includes supplementary materials for instructors.
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