Selected reports in ethnomusic- ology, volume 8, ‘issues in organology’

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Volume 8 of UCLA’s Selected Reports in Ethnomusicology draws attention in a useful fashion to some of the main theoretical and practical issues in organology. In the book’s introduction, entitled “Conceptual Framework. Organising Organology”, the editor Sue Carole Vale describes the field as a “dynamic systematic network” and proceeds to divide it into three parts: The classifi- catory, the analytic, and the applied, where the former deals with the ‘categorization of sound instruments’, the second includes all aspects of sound instruments except for classification systems proper, and the latter ‘attends to the creation, use and adaptations of sound instruments’. It contains an outline of the current state of some organological research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-110
Number of pages2
JournalMusicology Australia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

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