Musical notations of the Orient : notational systems of Continental, East, South and Central Asia / by Walter Kaufmann.


Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [1967] .

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Subjects Asia.
Music
Music -- Asia -- History and criticism.
Musical notation.
Musique, Notation, Asie.
Muziekschrift.
Series Indiana University humanities series ; no. 60.
Description xiii, 498 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Copyright Date [1967]
©1967
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 482-486) and index.
Summary 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.
Contents Chinese lü and related notations -- The Chinese Kung-ch'e-p'u and related notations; Indian notations and North Indian drumming -- Zither tablatures -- The notations of the Buddhist chant (Tibet).
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area Asia
Network Numbers (OCoLC)862266
(OCoLC)ocm00862266
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Kaufmann, Walter, 1907-1984.
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