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Author Hess, Carol A., author.

Title Experiencing Latin American music / Carol A. Hess
Published Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 375 pages) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Experiencing Latin American Music; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Audio Selections; Acknowledgments; Note on the Text; 1 Experiencing Latin American Music: An Introduction; Music in Latin America: A General View; Latin America in the World; Music in Latin American Culture: Self and Other; Talking about Music; Popular Music; Classical Music; Traditional Music; What's in a Name?; Searching for Meaning: Who Does What; Experiencing Latin American Music: How to Use This Book; Suggestions for Success: The Listening Journal; Study Guide; Key Terms; For Further Study
2 Experiencing Latin American Film MusicComo Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate); Film Music: Basic Principles; Timbre; Performing Forces; Melody; Pitch; Musical Form; Themes and Motives: How Film Composers Invite Us to Remember; Other Strategies in Film Music; Musical Time; Interpretation and Music; La Historia Oficial (The Official Story); Film Music with Words; Tempo; Tonal Center; More Diegetic Music in La Historia Oficial; Texture; Following Ana's Theme; Foreshadowing; Sara's Music and Bandoneón Timbre; Montage and Cadence; Conclusions; Study Guide; Key Terms
For Further StudyReading for Pleasure; 3 Experiencing Musical Concepts: Focus on Latin America; What's Playing? Timbre and Performing Forces; Hearing Timbre; Organology; Instruments and Meaning; Technique; Blended versus Differentiated Sounds; Ensemble Relations; Gender; Identity; Production; Volume; Pitch; More on Pitch; Range; Making a Melody; Intervals; Patterns of Pitches; Scale; Beyond Major and Minor; Texture; Finding the Center; Musical Time; Beat, Rhythm, Meter; Musical Time: More Possibilities; Africa, Musical Time, and Latin America; Additive Rhythm; Words and Music
Musical Form and Latin American MusicCall-and-Response Form; Strophic Form; Verse-and-Refrain Form; ABA Form and Beyond; Conclusions; Study Guide; Key Terms; For Further Study; 4 Experiencing Latin American Religious Music; Religion in Latin America: Indigenous Cosmologies; Religion in Latin America: Catholicism; Religion in Latin America: The African Legacy; Religion in Latin America: Other Groups; Religious Ritual; Santería, Slavery, and Syncretism in Cuba; The Conquest Begins; African Slaves and Religious Syncretism in Cuba; The Music of Santería; Santería over Time
Plainchant and Religious Conversion in MexicoThe Conquest in Mexico; Two Musician-Friars in Colonial Mexico; Plainchant; Plainchant over Time; Music and Animal Veneration in Peru; The Conquest in Peru; Q'eros Musical Expression and Spiritual Values; The Q'eros over Time; Mass in the City of Angels; Puebla: A Social Experiment; Catholic Music in Puebla: The Mass; The Mass over Time; Music and Healing Rituals: The Selk'nam Shamans of Tierra del Fuego; The Extinction of a People; Selk'nam Cosmology: Music and Illness; Music and Healing over Time
Summary "In Exploring Latin American music, Carol A. Hess offers a completely new approach to the human experience as a point of departure for musical and cross-cultural understanding. Students explore topics such as music and identity, music and the body, music and religion, and other broad themes. Guided by Hess's brisk and engaging writing, they gain fluency with musical concepts and cultural-historical contexts. A detailed instructor packet contains sample quizzes, clicker questions, and creative, classroom-tested assignments. Experiencing Latin American music empowers instructors from a variety of disciplines to offer a class that is increasingly relevant in today's diverse society"--Provided by publisher
Notes Experiencing Latin American music: introduction. Music in our lives. Music in Latin America: a general view. Latin America in the world. Music in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 24, 2018)
Subject Music -- Social aspects -- Latin America
Music -- Latin America -- Analysis, appreciation
Music -- Latin America -- History and criticism
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Classical.
MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Latin.
MUSIC -- Reference.
Music -- Social aspects.
Latin America.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018002205
ISBN 0520961005