Music And The Global Perspective

The global perspective of music: we live in an increasingly smaller
“global village.” With advance in worldwide transportation and
communication and with increasingly mobile societies, it seems not only
appropriate but also necessary to develop a global perspective of music. A
global perspective of music is a sense of the lifestyles, traditions,
values and the music of several nations and cultures throughout the world.
An awareness of the diversity within our national boundaries that has
contributed significantly and beneficially to the cultural richness of our
The diversity of musical styles that exist in the United States
includes Western European “classical” music (art music) ...

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large number of ethnic groups.
Immigrant groups may have partially assimilated into the mainstream of our
society while retaining the songs, dances, instruments, languages (at least
accent and inflection), fashion, food, and lifestyles of their native
cultures. In many cases, the merging of cultural traditions has formed new
styles and modes of behavior. For example, jazz evolved in the early
twentieth century.
Music is vocal or instrumental sounds having melody, rhythm, or
harmony. Also, music is sound that you want to hear as music, sound that
is not organized in some fashion typically cannot be called music. Yet the
roar of a waterfall, the sound of rain falling on a tent or the chirping of
birds can sense but as pleasing, and these perhaps as musical, sounds. In
fact, the sounds of birds, water, and whales and other sounds of nature
have been taped and used in “organized” music. Conversely, all sorts of
drum, cymbals, and gongs; harsh dissonant harmonics; and abstract, ...

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