Questions related to Ethnomusicology
Ethnomusicology is the study of the music of different cultures, especially non-Western ones. I'd like to explore the tradition of folk song, nursery rhymes and national songs in Jamaica - this seems to be a dying artform. I wonder whether a Fulbright scholarship may be able to offer some assistance. Suggestions as to a clear pathway would be welcomed.
In compound rhythms, is the rhythmic formula ♩♪ (quarter note + eighth note) more common – comparatively speaking – than ♪♩ (eighth note + quarter note)? Whether this is the case or not, could anyone recommend some reference texts (in the field of either ethnomusicology or music psychology) about this topic? Thank you in advance. Paolo
... or for comical effect? Think of Hendrix-style gimmicks, but documented in a traditional context. Examples from the Mediterranean area and the Middle East would be particularly welcome.