FTX-785 - THE WORLD ENCOMPASSED - 8 CDs
- vol 5
This World Music Course introduced by Alan Lomax, the leader of the team
who put it together in the 1960s, was originally titled "Cantometrics - the
measure of song". As "Folk Song Style and Culture" it was published by The American
Assocation for the Advancement of Science in 1968 and in 1976, the team published
the recorded samples from the Lomax field recordings as well as others from
outstanding international field collections, and thus produced an ethno-musicology
course with tests for researchers and students. So now, "Music from around the
World" is available on 8 CDs together with a ninth forming a final Graduation
CD. Peter Kennedy used this course with his students at Dartington College of
Arts from 1972 and found it particularly successful in all three: Art, Music
and Theatre depts.
EMBELLISHMENT (23) - Much embellishment in song predicts stratified hierarchies
of caste, class, and/or state-organized systems. It is also highly correlated
with hand movement in the dance.
TREMOLO (30) - Tremolo, like glottal, seems to be more frequent at high
latitudes where there is winter and in cultures where males carry the main productive
GLISSANDO (28) - A high level of glissando tends to be more frequent among
complex producers, especially those that employ irrigation. It is also correlated
with smooth movement in the dance.