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Traditional Japanese Music and Musical Instruments

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When William Malm published his wide-ranging study of traditional Japanese music in 1959, it was the first time in the twentieth century that such a work had been brought out in a Western language.
Malm's book has still not been replaced as the single most interesting and authoritative text on the subject. But until now it was never revised or updated, nor were its illustr
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Hardcover, 356 pages
Published March 6th 2001 by Kodansha
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Bill Hsu
Dec 10, 2011 Bill Hsu rated it liked it
This is a great resource, but I'm constantly reminded that it was originally written in the 50s when Malm was a wide-eyed grad student who had only been living in Japan for a few months. A number of instruments are described as "exotic", and there are quite a few goofy musings like:

"One of the easiest ways to approach the music of another culture is through its flute literature. There seems to be something in the tone of the flute that has a universal appeal."

Argh.

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