ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AS THE STUDY OF PEOPLE MAKING MUSIC

@article{Titon2020ETHNOMUSICOLOGYAT,
  title={ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AS THE STUDY OF PEOPLE MAKING MUSIC},
  author={Jeff Todd Titon},
  journal={Toward a Sound Ecology},
  year={2020}
}
  • J. Titon
  • Published 17 June 2015
  • Art, Sociology
  • Toward a Sound Ecology
This essay defines ethnomusicology as the study of people making music. People make sounds that are recognized as music, and people also make “music” into a cultural domain. The essay contrasts this idea of music as a contingent cultural category with earlier scientific definitions that essentialized music as an object. 

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