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Sunday, September 16, 2007
Studying my form and analysis so that I won't bomb my comps.....taken straight from the book I'm studying from:

"Also known as bourdon or drone, it is found in primitive music as well as in the music of more highly-developed cultures."

Can we get any more eurocentric?
posted by Mac Tíre at 4:50 PM ¤ Permalink ¤


  • At 9:43 PM, Blogger Dharmonia

    At least they aren't going off about which cultures they deem primitive, which is an improvement from some of my textbooks back in the day,

    I remember going up to St Joseph's College in Indiana back in around 1989, with a bunch of fellow grad students sent there by Binkley to do a bunch of in-class early music "show and tell." We were all housed in the monastery, treated very well. The next morning we all had to gather at 8 AM and play for the Music History Class. But first, we had to listen to Father Hymen (I'm not kidding) give the medieval music lecture, where he went on and on and on about how it was the "primitive beginnings of our classical music." The first group on was the medieval ensemble who would shortly go on to win the national Bodky competition. In the wake of Father H's lecture, they played a set of laude and estampies at about 5 zillion miles an hour, ornamenting like crazy, with vielle player David Greenberg stomping his foot in time against the plywood stage they had set up. As they say in Jersey, I got ya primitive right heah.