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1. The scientific study of music, especially traditional or non-Western music, as an aspect of culture.
2. The comparative study of music of different cultures.

eth′no·mu′si·co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
eth′no·mu′si·col′o·gist n.


(Music, other) the study of the music of different cultures
ˌethnomusiˈcologist n


(ˌɛθ noʊˌmyu zɪˈkɒl ə dʒi)

the study of folk or native music, esp. of non-Western cultures, and its relationship to the society to which it belongs.
eth`no•mu`si•co•log′i•cal (-kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
eth`no•mu`si•col′o•gist, n.


1. the study of the music of a particular region or people from the viewpoint of its social or cultural implications.
2. the comparative study of the music of more than one such region or people. — ethnomusicologist, n.
See also: Music


[ˌeθnəʊmjuːzɪˈkɒlədʒɪ] Netnomusicología f
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The scope and depth of the scholarship reflects contributions across the humanities, including musicologists and ethnomusicologists, cultural historians, anthropologists, and scholars from American studies, African American studies, and beyond.
I encourage our newest generation of ethnomusicologists to explore the musical cultures of Trinidad, Suriname, Guyana, Fiji, and--not the least--the paradise that is Mauritius.
It was in this period that ethnomusicologists collected and arranged pieces of rural folklores, to construct out of them musical repertoires that reflected pure national identities.
While the title and the book's introduction both state it is intended for all musicians, the contents are highly specific and are most relevant to drummers, all jazz and pop musicians, world music enthusiasts and ethnomusicologists.
Taking Part' seems no exception, since ethnomusicologists habitually deal with musical participation both as a research subject and as a research method.
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by Ardian Ahmedaja and Ursula Reinhard (Institut fur Volksmusikforschung und Ethnomusikologie, 2003); and the entry on "Albanian Music" from the Garland Encyclopedia of World Music from 2000 by Jane Sugarman, come to mind), are recommendable reference works for ethnomusicologists who wish to get to know Albanian and, to an extent, Balkan traditional music.
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