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Synopsis: In this detailed study Simha Arom takes a new and original approach to the understanding of the complex and sophisticated patterns of polyphony and polyrhythm that characterise African music. Considering in particular the harp, sanza, xylophone and percussion music of Central Africa, Simha Arom develops a rigorous method for the analysis of the music and for the recording and deciphering of the many strands of polyphony and polyrhythm. Through a systematic breakdown of the many layers of apparently improvised rhythm he reveals the essential structure which underlies this rich and complex music. Inspired also by linguistic techniques, Professor Arom regards the music very much as a grammatical system.
Book Description: In this detailed study Simha Arom takes a completely new and original approach to the understanding of the complex and sophisticated patterns of polyphony and polyrhythm that characterise African music.
Title: African polyphony and polyrhythm: Musical ...
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 1991
Binding: Yellow Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Book Description Cambridge University Press, U.S.A., 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. Hardcover, in dust jacket. Clean, tight and unmarked. Very neat -- a sound and handsome copy. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 53861p31
Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 1st prtg, no others listed on copyright pg. Orange cloth, unclipped white dj, design in blue, exc unread cond; 20 b/w full pg.photos, numerous music ex., 668 pp. Focuses partic. on Central Africa. hb OP. Size: 7"-10". Bookseller Inventory # RB2994