Musical Notations of the Orient: Notational Systems of Continental East, South, and Central Asia
by Walter Kaufman (9780253386601)

Musical Notations of the Orient: Notational Systems of Continental East, South, and Central Asia
 
Walter Kaufman
Release Date: 01 February 2003
Format: Hardback
Pages: 516
Category: Ethnomusicology
ISBN: 9780253386601
ISBN-10: 0253386608



This book provides a description and preservation of Oriental notational systems, the study of which makes possible a deeper understanding of Eastern art music and demonstrates its character to the student more meaningfully than does the mere presentation of recordings and musical examples written in Western staff notation. The numerous problems arising from styles and techniques which are based upon improvisation and extramusical concepts are also considered.

The purposes of this study will have been fulfilled if it serves as a stimulus toward further research in this fascinating, but, alas, quickly vanishing field. The presentation of Eastern notations may also provide some aesthetic pleasure from the study of unusual and often complex systems and symbols. -- from the Preface

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