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Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) Kindle Edition

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"A masterful survey of the many manifestations of folk music in the cultures of the world, by one of America's most eminent and most widely experienced ethnomusicologists. Contemplating the varied sounds of folk music, Slobin explains how it has been perceived, distributed, researched, and exploited, in the world's nations and by scholars past and present."--Bruno Nettl, author of Nettl's Elephant: On the History of Ethnomusicology"Professor Mark Slobin is one of the leading experts in the world on different aspects of folk music. In this short introduction he presents the world of folk music from a number of expected and unexpected angles. This book is very informative but also provides exciting food for thought."--Krister Malm, past president, International Council for Traditional Music

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Mark Slobin is Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, a two-time winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and former president of the Society for Ethnomusicology.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1453 KB
  • Print Length: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (16 Dec. 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TFXRIY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #561,628 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Excellent research, covers a vast area and yet remains clear, brief and to the point. Excellent reference book to have on one's shelf and have available as a constant reminder of what folk music is really all about.
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By CTG on 12 Jan. 2013
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Exactly what it says on the conver! A great introduction and guide to folk music for serious studies or just casual.
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HASH(0x973658c4) out of 5 stars Fascinating worldwide view of folk music 4 Aug. 2014
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This is a somewhat quirky but brilliant member of the great Oxford "Short Introduction" series. It focuses on worldwide conceptions of "folk music," which is fascinating but not entirely helpful if you're trying to understand the weird evolution of "folk music" in this country (a much better introduction to that subject is Benjamin Filene's *Romancing the Folk*). But this is still a fascinating book.
HASH(0x969b97e0) out of 5 stars Informative 16 Jun. 2014
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Somewhat dry and textbook like but very informative. Not your 60's protest music info but good across the board information in a historical international context.

Would have given five stars but most of the links wouldn't work.
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