Archive for December, 2012

Christmas, Music, Misrule

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

One of my musical interests at Christmas time is the performance of Christmas music played and sung by musicians in the great urban outdoors. My role model is the Salvation Army’s brass band culture. I have more than a passing academic curiosity because I have been a cornet player in a British-style Brass Band for […]

Triangulation and Music

Friday, December 14th, 2012

 Why study ethnomusicology and popular music? As music students approach their third year of undergraduate studies, they glance at the subject offerings and spot two courses devoted to music of the world and popular culture. In the massive universities in the States, even non-music students are tempted by the same courses and enrol in the […]

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