By E.D Kunst
This ebook hardly ever wishes a preface; the contents, i feel. converse for themselves.It includes a brief and thoroughly cited to this point resume of all that I. as a personal college Lecturer in Amsterdam. have attempted to educate my scholars. it really is meant as a basic advent to ethnomusicology, earlier than occurring to the learn of the sorts of separate music-cultures. I clearly wish that these, who desire to train themselves and to qualify during this department of information, will discover a passable foundation for selftuition within the topic the following introduced jointly. concerning the probability of a brand new version, any severe feedback or infor mation as to attainable desiderata will be very gratefully obtained. J.K. PREFACE TO the second one version My request for serious comments and desiderata has no longer been overlooked. My honest due to all who took the difficulty to allow me be aware of what they overlooked in my ebook. via their collaboration the contents have passed through a substantial development and growth in comparison to the unique version issued in 1950 by means of the Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam. lower than the name 'Musicologica'. i've got taken care so as to add many details from non-European assets. with the end result that now the ebook is not any longer so Europe-centric because it used to be. moreover, i've got performed my most sensible to say in a unique bibliography the entire extra very important ethnomusicological courses, aside from these issued within the Russian, Arabic. chinese language, Indonesian, Javanese.
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