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Music in Bali: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture: Expressing Music, Expressing Culture (Global Music Series)

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Music in Bali 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 sing ...more
Paperback, 202 pages
Published December 2nd 2004 by OUP USA (first published October 28th 2004)
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Carol
Apr 04, 2010 Carol rated it it was amazing
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This is another really good book in the Global Music Series (yes, I am reading every one of these that I can get my hands on). While heavily focusing on gamelan, Gold takes an expansive view of Balinese music. She gives an overview of the cultural values that gamelan music reflects as well as the social and cultural functions of gamelan music. And, of course, there is a very detailed exploration of gamelan music and how it works, with many listening exercises. Gold also gave an overview of the h ...more
Janelle
Jun 02, 2016 Janelle rated it really liked it
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I picked up this book before traveling to Bali to participate in a gamelan performance at the Bali Arts Festival... so I was well within the target audience.

Although I have 14 years of training as a pianist, I never studied classical music in a classroom. This book is written by and for those with that type of vocabulary and discourse. I mostly followed it because of practical experience playing gamelan, but there were times when it was a bit too technical.

I love the music tracks on the accompa
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James F
A volume in the Global Music series, dealing with gamelan music in Bali. This is much more varied than I had thought. I liked the music, and the selections on the CD were long enough to hear it.
Jeremy
Apr 30, 2010 Jeremy rated it it was amazing
Great text to use as part of the Oxford Global Music series.
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