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Author Ellis, Catherine J.

Title Aboriginal music making : a study of Central Australian music / Catherine J. Ellis
Published Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964


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 W'PONDS  781.729915 Ell/Amm  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 373 pages : illustrations, music ; 28 cm
Contents Includes index
Summary Revision of 1961 Ph.D. thesis, Glasgow University; p.2-15; Types of Aboriginal music; p.16-22; Aranda social customs (brief description of kinship system, totemism, male initiation); p.23-50; Sacred songs of the Aranda-speaking people, notes & definitions, signs used in transcription, rhythm, catalogue of rhythms for 14 inidividual verses; p.51-296; Musical transcriptions of Aranda & Unmatjera songs with original text & free English translations given separately, comments on vocabulary & ceremonial background, musical construction, rhythm p.297-327; General characteristics - performance, ornamentation, melodic outline, rhythm, harmony, form, pitch, intervals & scale; p.328-346; Comparison with music from Arnhem Land, Central & South Aust. (Alice Springs, Hermannsburg, Eyres Peninsula, Mucumba, Koonibba), Tangane, Pintubi, Yirrkala and Tasmania
Notes "A revision of the original Ph.D. thesis (1961) in the Glasgow University Library"
Includes index
Thesis - Glasgow University, 1961
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 367-369
Includes index
Notes Contact the AMC for rights information
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Music.
Aboriginal Australians -- Songs and music.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Music.
Aranda (Australian people)
Aranda (Australian people) -- Music.
Aranda (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Music -- Australia -- History and criticism.
Folk songs, Aboriginal Australian.
Music -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Anmatyerre (Australian people)
Music -- Australia.
Music, Primitive
Songs, Aboriginal Australian.
Genre/Form Music.
Author Libraries Board of South Australia.
LC no. 64056465