Encyclopedia of Percussion

Author: John H. Beck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317747682

Category: Music

Page: 452

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The Encyclopedia of Percussion is an extensive guide to percussion instruments, organized for research as well as general knowledge. Focusing on idiophones and membranophones, it covers in detail both Western and non-Western percussive instruments. These include not only instruments whose usual sound is produced percussively (like snare drums and triangles), but those whose usual sound is produced concussively (like castanets and claves) or by friction (like the cuíca and the lion’s roar). The expertise of contributors have been used to produce a wide-ranging list of percussion topics. The volume includes: (1) an alphabetical listing of percussion instruments and terms from around the world; (2) an extensive section of illustrations of percussion instruments; (3) thirty-five articles covering topics from Basel drumming to the xylophone; (4) a list of percussion symbols; (5) a table of percussion instruments and terms in English, French, German, and Italian; and (6) an updated section of published writings on methods for percussion.
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The Rhythm in African Music

Author: Rechberger, Herman

Publisher: Fennica Gehrman Ltd.

ISBN: 9525489299

Category: Music

Page: 495

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The Rhythm in African Music is a compendium like no other to the rhythmic diversity of African music. The book contains 495 pages and 360 audio tracks (fetched from an outside server). Numerous traditional instruments are explored and explained, hundreds of different rhythmic patterns are showcased in word, notation samples and other examples in mnemotic notation. A glossary of terms, a catalogue of instruments and geographical information about different African-originated rhythm patterns. See the screenshot of the TOC and foreword for more! This compendium is an invaluable resource to all drum circles, percussion groups, individual musicians, composers, arrangers, musicologists and everyone interested in the huge diversity of African music, including the Caribbean music as an offspring of African music.
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Encyclopedia of Percussion

Author: John Beck

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780824047887

Category: Music

Page: 436

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A valuable resource for all music enthusiasts;The opening section of this first-stop reference source offers over 3,000 alphabetically arranged short definitions of percussion instruments and terms and is a valuable resource for the student, scholar, performer, and teacher coping with names of western and non-western instruments in several languages. Each definition covers the manufacturer, inventor or designer, the country of origin (including regional cultural significance and general usage, such as orchestra, band, jazz, ethnic), musical examples, compositions, and important books and publishers. The Encyclopedia also features a who's who of percussionists Written by well known experts;The bulk of the Encyclopedia consists of 28 new articles by noted scholars who explore their topics in detail, provide basic information for ready reference, and include a selective bibliography as a starting point for further research. The coverage is rounded out by a comprehensive index, internal cross-references, lists, illustrations, and a glossary of percussion instruments and terms in four languages, as well as an extensive bibliography of percussion methods. Major features:; Defines 3,000 instrument terms and forms; Presents a table of 350 percussion instruments and terms and their equivalents in English, French, German, and Italian; Covers Western and non-Western instruments; Provides 28 signed articles on families of instruments and other important topics; Over 100 illustrations; Offers practical information for performers; Easy to use for students and general readers
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Reclaiming the Human Sciences and Humanities Through African Perspectives

Author: Helen Lauer,Kofi Anyidoho

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9988647719

Category: Social Science

Page: 738

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This compilation was inspired by an international symposium held on the Legon campus over three days in September 2003, hosted by the CODESRIA African Humanities Institute Programme. Under the broad theme "Canonical works and continuing innovation in african arts & humanities", speakers from all over the world were assembled in a dozen panels soaring one after another in a sustained celebration of cross-disciplinary reflection ...
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Strange Customs, Manners, and Beliefs

A Remarkable Account of Curious Beliefs and Odd Superstitions, Strange Ways of Living, and Amazing Customs and Manners of Many Peoples and Tribes Around the Earth

Author: Alpheus Hyatt Verrill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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Mande Music

Traditional and Modern Music of the Maninka and Mandinka of Western Africa

Author: Eric S. Charry

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226101613

Category: Music

Page: 500

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With Mande Music, Eric Charry offers the most comprehensive source available on one of Africa's richest and most sophisticated music cultures. Using resources as disparate as early Arabic travel accounts, oral histories, and archival research as well as his own extensive studies in Mali, Guinea, Senegal, and the Gambia, Charry traces this music culture from its origins in the thirteenth-century Mali empire to the recording studios of Paris and New York. He focuses on the four major spheres of Mande music—hunter's music, music of the jelis or griots, jembe and other drumming, and guitar-based modern music—exploring how each evolved, the types of instruments used, the major artists, and how each sphere relates to the others. With its maps, illustrations, and musical transcriptions as well as an exhaustive bibliography, discography, and videography, this book is essential reading for those seeking an in-depth look at one of the most exciting, innovative, and deep-rooted phenomena on the world music scene. A compact disc is available separately.
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Lovers of the African Night

Author: William R. Duggan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595219535

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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“Lovers of the African Night continues Duggan’s epic folk tale of the Ba Nare farmers and cattle raisers who live in the remote village of Naring, on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. The people depicted in it are pragmatic and tenacious in their determination to hold onto their past...though the present continually batters them...The Ba Nare learn, but they will not forget or be forgotten. Mr. Duggan makes remembering them easy.” — New York Times Book Review
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African Music

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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The African drum

Author: Raymond Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 55

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Die Information

Geschichte, Theorie, Flut

Author: James Gleick

Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft

ISBN: 3864142245

Category: Science

Page: 500

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Blut, Treibstoff, Lebensprinzip - in seinem furiosen Buch erzählt Bestsellerautor James Gleick, wie die Information zum Kernstück unserer heutigen Zivilisation wurde. Beginnend bei den Wörtern, den "sprechenden" Trommeln in Afrika, über das Morsealphabet und bis hin zur Internetrevolution beleuchtet er, wie die Übermittlung von Informationen die Gesellschaften prägten und veränderten. Gleick erläutert die Theorien, die sich mit dem Codieren und Decodieren, der Übermittlung von Inhalten und dem Verbreiten der Myriaden von Botschaften beschäftigen. Er stellt die bekannten und unbekannten Pioniere der Informationsgesellschaft vor: Claude Shannon, Norbert Wiener, Ada Byron, Alan Turing und andere. Er bietet dem Leser neue Einblicke in die Mechanismen des Informationsaustausches. So lernt dieser etwa die sich selbst replizierende Meme kennen, die "DNA" der Informationen. Sein Buch ermöglicht ein neues Verständnis von Musik, Quantenmechanik - und eine gänzlich neue Sicht auf die faszinierende Welt der Informationen.
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Talking Drums

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, West

Page: N.A

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Talking Drums

A Boys' Story of the African Gold Coast

Author: Thames Williamson,Waldo Fleming

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Africa, West

Page: 307

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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.
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The New Yorker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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