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  • ISBN: 9780226425498
  • ISBN10: 0226425495

On Concepts and Classifications of Musical Instruments

by Margaret J. Kartomi

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1990
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List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Prologue I. On the Nature of Classifications of Musical Instruments 1. Any Classification Is Superior to Chaos 2. On the Methodology of Classification: Taxonomies, Keys, Paradigms and Typologies 3. Cognitive Directions: Downward and Upward Grouping II. Classification in Societies Oriented toward Literary Transmission 4. Continuities and Change in Chinese Classifications 5. Indian and Srilankan Classifications from Ancient to Modern Times 6. The Priority of Musical over Religious Characters in Grouping Tibetan Monastic Instruments 7. The Case of Java--Classifications in Oral Tradition and the Recent Development of Literary Schemes 8. Greek Taxonomical Thought from Archaic to Hellenistic Times 9. National Identity and Other Themes of Classification in the Arab World 10. European Classifications from Medieval Times to the Eighteenth Century 11. The Expanding Concept of Instruments in the West during the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 12. Upward Classification of Instruments: The Method of the Future? III. Classification in Societies Oriented toward Oral Transmission 13. Parallels between Social Structure and Ensemble Classification in Mandailing 14. Taxonomical Models of the Instrumentarium and Regional Ensembles in Minangkabau 15. Groupings Governed by Key Cultural Concepts of the T'boli 16. The Personification of Instruments in Some West African Classifications 17. Cognitive Categories, Paradigms, and Taxonomies among the 'Are'are 18. A Finnish-Karelian Taxonomy as a Historiographical Tool Epilogue: The Seamless Web Notes Bibliography Glossary of Terms Used in Classification Theory Index
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