Sources for the history of ethnomusicology

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Music 665
Michael Frishkopf
rev. 2012, 2014, 2016

Important developments

Early recording technology, historic archives, digitization of old collections

http://www.firstsounds.org/ (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonautograph)

Researchers play tune recorded before Edison

Thomas Edison and the phonograph, History of the Edison phonograph

Wikipedia article on the phonograph

Early phonograph recordings from the 1888 Crystal Palace exhibition

Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv[1]

Cylinders from the Berlin phonogram archive

Belfer audio archive, Syracuse University

Cylinder preservation and digitization project, UCSB

The Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University

Tonal analysis

On cents

Organology

http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/texth/Hornbostel-Sachs.html

http://www.wesleyan.edu/vim/svh.html

http://www.music.ed.ac.uk/euchmi/cimcim/uymhs03.pdf

Museums

http://www.mimo-db.eu/mimo/infodoc/default.aspx

http://www.mimo-international.com/

http://learningobjects.wesleyan.edu/vim/

A series of publications (landmark, representative, meta-ethnomusicological)

There follows a selective listing of publications in comparative musicology and ethnomusicology, including landmark works, works representing important trends, and meta-ethnomusicological musings, illustrating the history of EM, biased towards the past, and in chronological order...

Note: besides the following listing, also see Kay Shelemay's edited collections:


Key entries are in bold.


1885 Ellis, A. (1885): On the Musical Scales of Various Nations. Journal of the Society of Arts, 33, 485-527. http://bit.ly/SevOcK (see also http://artsites.ucsc.edu/faculty/lieberman/Cents.html)

1885 Mugglestone, E., & Adler, G. (1981): Guido Adler’s “The Scope, Method and Aim of Musicology” (1885): An English translation with an Historico-Analytical Commentary. Yearbook for Traditional Music, 13, 1-21. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/768355

1887 Boas, Franz. (1887). Poetry and Music of Some North American Tribes. Science , Vol. 9, No. 220 (Apr. 22, 1887), pp. 383-385. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1764411

1891 Gilman, Benjamin Ives (1891): Zuni Melodies

1893 Wallaschek, Richard (1970): Primitive music. (New York: Da Capo Press, 1970, orig. pub. 1893). ML 3547 W195 1970 y http://archive.org/details/primitivemusica00wallgoog (also see [3])

1909 Gilman, B. I. (1909): The science of exotic music. Science (new series), 30(772), 532-535. EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/1635211

1909 Abraham, O., & Erich, M. v. H. (1994): Suggested Methods for the Transcription of Exotic Music. Ethnomusicology, 38(3), 425-456. http://www.jstor.org/stable/852110

1911 Stumpf, C., Trippett, D., & Stumpf, C. (transl. 2012). The origins of music. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (reviewed)

1914 Bingham, W. V. (1914): Five years of progress in comparative musical science. Psychological Bulletin, 11(11), 421-433. http://bit.ly/OTg52p

1915 Densmore, Frances. (1915). The Study of Indian Music. The Musical Quarterly , Vol. 1, No. 2 (Apr., 1915), pp. 187-197. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/737845 (also view this famous photograph and critique)

1916 Sapir, E. (1916). Percy Grainger and Primitive Music. American Anthropologist , New Series, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Oct. - Dec., 1916), pp. 592-597Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/660136

1925 Bartok, Bela (1997). Bela Bartók: studies in ethnomusicology. University of Nebraska Press, ML 3580 B37 1997 (much available here) or any of his publications centered on folk music collection (and see this article by Benjamin Suchoff, his editor, and this NPR show).

1925 Fox Strangways, A. H. (1925). Exotic Music. Music & Letters , Vol. 6, No. 2 (Apr., 1925), pp. 119-127. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/726089

1928 von Hornbostel, E. M. African Negro Music. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute , Vol. 1, No. 1 (Jan., 1928), pp. 30-62. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1155862

1932 Roberts, Helen H. Melodic Composition and Scale Foundations in Primitive Music. American Anthropologist , New Series, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Jan. - Mar., 1932), pp. 79-107. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/660930

1934 Seashore, Carl E. and Harold Seashore (1934). The Place of Phonophotography in the Study of Primitive Music Science , New Series, Vol. 79, No. 2056 (May 25, 1934), pp. 485-487. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1659930

1936 Herzog, George. (1936). Primitive Music. Bulletin of the American Musicological Society , No. 1 (Jun., 1936), pp. 3-4. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/829242

1936 Seeger, Charles. Systematic and Historical Orientations in Musicology. Bulletin of the American Musicological Society , No. 1 (Jun., 1936), p. 16. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/829256

1938 Holde, Artur (1938). Is There a Future for Quarter-Tone Music? The Musical Quarterly , Vol. 24, No. 4 (Oct., 1938), pp. 528-533. Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/739094

1944 Densmore, Frances (1944). The Survival of Omaha Songs. American Anthropologist , New Series, Vol. 46, No. 3 (Jul. - Sep., 1944), pp. 418-420. http://www.jstor.org/stable/663451

1946 Herzog, G. (1946): Comparative musicology, Music Journal 4:6 (1946). EJOURNAL - http://search.proquest.com/iimp/docview/740712217?accountid=14474

1948 Asch, M. (1948): Folkways Records and Service Co. – (Browse the Folkways catalogue). EJOURNAL http://www.folkways.si.edu/about_us/mission_history.aspx

1950 Seeger, Charles (1994): Studies in musicology II, 1929-1979. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994) . ML 60 S441 1994 y

1956 Asch, M. (1956): Folk Music. Notes, 14(1), 29-32. EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/891896

1956 Nettl, Bruno. (1956) Music in primitive culture. Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1956.

1956 Rhodes, W. (1956): Toward a Definition of Ethnomusicology. American Anthropologist, 58(3), 457-463. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/665277

1957 Hood, M. (1957): Training and research methods in ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology 1 (11), 2-8. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/924482

1957 Kolinski, M.(1957): Ethnomusicology, its problems and methods. Ethnomusicology, 1(10), 1-7. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/924113

1958 Chase, G. (1958): A dialectical approach to music history. Ethnomusicology, 2, 1-9. EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/924165

1958 Wachsmann, K. P. (1958): Recent Trends in Ethnomusicology. Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association, 85, 65-80. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/766227

1959 Kunst (1959): Ethnomusicology: a study of its nature, its problems, methods and representative personalities to which is added a bibliography (The Hague: Nijhoff, 1959). ML 3797 K96 1959 y

1960 Hood (1960): The Challenge of "Bi-Musicality", Ethnomusicology, Vol. 4, No. 2 (May, 1960), pp. 55-59, EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/924263

1960 Merriam, A. P. (1960): Ethnomusicology: Discussion and Definition of the Field. Ethnomusicology, 4(3), 107-114. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/924498

1960 Meyer, L.B. (1960): Universalism and relativism in the study of ethnic music. Ethnomusicology, 4 (2). EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/924262

1961 Seeger, C. (1961): Semantic, logical and political considerations bearing upon research in Ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology, 5, 77-80. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/924321

1961 von Hornbostel, E., M. , & Sachs, C. (1961): Classification of Musical Instruments: Translated from the Original German by Anthony Baines and Klaus P. Wachsmann. The Galpin Society Journal, 14, 3-29. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/842168

1962 Lomax, A. (1962): Song structure and social structure. Ethnology, 1(4). EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/3772850

1962 Sachs, Curt: The wellsprings of music / edited by Jaap Kunst (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1962). ML 3800 S12 y

1962 Seeger, Charles. The Model b "Melograph". A Progress Report. Journal of the International Folk Music Council , Vol. 14, (1962), p. 168 - http://www.jstor.org/stable/835674

1963 McAllester, D. P. (1963): Ethnomusicology, the Field and the Society. Ethnomusicology, 7(3), 182-186. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/924575

1963 Nketia, J.H.K. (1963): The problem of meaning in African music. In Ethnomusicology (Vol.6) pp. 1-7. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/924242

1963 The Teaching of Ethnomusicology: a curriculum in Ghana (1963): Ethnomusicology, 7(1), 44-45. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/924149

1964 England, N. M. (1964): Symposium on Transcription and Analysis: A Hukwe Song with Musical Bow Ethnomusicology, 8(3), 223-233. EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/i235251 (introduction by N. England and four transcriptions...)

1964 Hood, M. (1964): The Ethnomusicology Program. Western Folklore, 23(1), 37-38. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/1520541

1964 Merriam, A.P. (1964): Review of Harrison, Hood, and Palisca. Ethnomusicology, 8, 179-185 . EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/849865

1964 Merriam (1964): The anthropology of Music (Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1964). ML 3797 M56 y

1964 Nettl (1964) Theory and method in ethnomusicology. New York: Free Press of Glencoe. ML 3797 N47 y

1965 Wiora, W. (1965): Ethnomusicology and the History of Music. Studia Musicologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 7(1/4), 187-193. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/901426

1965 Kolinski, M. (1965): The General Direction of Melodic Movement. Ethnomusicology Vol. 9, No. 3 (Sep., 1965), pp. 240-264 Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/850236

1966 Merriam, A.P., et al. (1966): A CA book review: The anthropology of music. Current Anthropology, 7 (2), 217-230. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/2740034

1967 Kolinski, M. (1967): Recent trends in ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology, 11, 1-24 EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/850496

1968 Lomax (1968). Folk song style and culture. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1968). ML 3545 L83 y

1973 Blacking, J. (1973): How musical is man? (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1973) . ML 3838 B62 1973 y. ML 3838 B62 1973 cass y (musical examples available: http://www.music.washington.edu/ethno/blacking.html or via SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/uwlibraries/sets/how_musical_is_man)

1973 Wachsmann, K. (1973): Spencer to Hood: a changing view of non-European music. Proceedings of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, 1973, 5-13. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/3031717

1974 Feld, S. (1974): Linguistic Models in Ethnomusicology. Ethnomusicology, 18, 197-217. EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/850579

1974 McLeod, N. (1974): Ethnomusicological Research and Anthropology. Annual Review of Anthropology. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/2949284

1974 List, George. (1974) The Reliability of Transcription. Ethnomusicology , Vol. 18, No. 3 (Sep., 1974), pp. 353-377. http://www.jstor.org/stable/850519

1976 Henry, E.O. (1976): The variety of music in a north Indian village: reassessing cantometrics. Ethnomusicology, 20 (1) EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/850820

1976 Lieberman, F (1976): Should ethnomusicology be abolished?. http://artsites.ucsc.edu/faculty/lieberman/profession.html

1976 Lomax (1976): Cantometrics: an approach to the anthropology of music (Berkeley: University of California Extension Media Center, 1976). ML 3798 L839 1976 folio

1977 Merriam, A. P. (1977): Definitions of "Comparative Musicology" and "Ethnomusicology": An Historical-Theoretical Perspective. Ethnomusicology, 21(2), 189-204. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/850943

1977 Seeger [Charles] (1977a): Studies in Musicology 1935-1975 (Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press 1977) pp. 16-30. ML 3797.1 S45 1977 y

1978 Charron, C. (1978): Toward Transcription and Analysis of Inuit Throat-Games: Micro-Structure. Ethnomusicology, 22(2), 245-259. EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/851489

1978 Gourlay, K.A. (1978): Towards a reassessment of ethnomusicologist role in research. Ethnomusicology, 22 (1), 1-35. EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/851364

1978 Kolata, G. B. (1978): Singing Styles and Human Cultures: How Are They Related? Science. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/1746003

1979 Chernoff (1979) African rhythm and African sensibility : aesthetics and social action in African musical idioms. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ML 3760 C52 1979 yy. ML 3760 C52 1979 cass y

1979 List, G. (1979): Ethnomusicology: A Discipline Defined. Ethnomusicology, 23(1), 1-4. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/851335

1979 Sadie, S. (1979): Ethnomusicology and the New Grove. Ethnomusicology, 23(1), 95-102. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/851341

1982 Herndon and McLeod (eds.) (1982). Music as culture (2nd ed.). Norwood, Pa.: Norwood Editions. ML 3798 H46 1982 y

1983 Hood (1983): The Ethnomusicologist (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1971) (1982, Kent State University Press). ML 3798 H77 1971 y. ML 3798 H77 1982 disc

1983 Nettl, B. (2005; 1st ed 1983): The study of ethnomusicology: thirty-one issues and concepts, new ed. (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2005). ML 3798 N47 2005 y

1984 Feld, S. (1984): Sound structure as social structure. Ethnomusicology. Vol. 28, No. 3, Sep., 1984. EJOURNAL http://www.jstor.org/stable/851232

1984 Roseman, M. (1984): The social structuring of sound: the Temiar of peninsular Malaysia. Ethnomusicology. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/851233

1984 Titon, Jeff Todd (1984). Worlds of music : an introduction to the music of the world's peoples (1st edition). New York : Schirmer Books ; London : Collier Macmillan, 1984

1985 Burnim, M. (1985): Culture Bearer and Tradition Bearer, an Ethnomusicologists Research on Gospel-Music. Ethnomusicology, 29(3), 432-447. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/851798

1987 Koskoff (1987): Women and Music in Cross-cultural Perspective (New York: Greenwood, 1987). ML 82 W872 1987 y

1987 Rice, T. (1987): Towards the remodeling of Ethnomusicology (and responses) Ethnomusicology. EJOURNAL - http://www.jstor.org/stable/851667

1990 Benthall, J. (1990): The Debt to 'Other' Musics. Anthropology Today. http://www.jstor.org/stable/3032720

1990 Feld, S. (1990): Sound and sentiment: birds, weeping, poetics, and song in Kaluli expression, 2nd ed. (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990). ML 3770 F44 1990 y

1991 Nettl and Bohlman, eds.(1991): Comparative musicology and anthropology of music: essays on the history of ethnomusicology (Chicago & London: The University of Chicago Press, 1991). ML 3799 C737 1991 y

1992 Myers ed. (1992): Ethnomusicology: an introduction (New York & London: W.W. Norton & Co., 1992). ML 3799 E87 1992 v.1 y

1994 Stokes, M. (1997, i.e. 1994): Ethnicity, identity, and music: the musical construction of place (Oxford: Berg, 1994). ML 3799 E78 1994 y

On music-centric ethnomusicological "science": transcription, analysis, and the laboratory

Stories from the scholars

Charles Seeger