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La-Li-Luo Dance Songs of the Chuxiong Yi Dance-song tradition of the Yi culture of central Yunnan province, China. La-li-luo or dage dances are extremely aerobic, social dances. Explores setting, cultural background, performance, traditional instruments, and musical structure. 20 musical transcriptions of both vocal and instrumental versions of the dance-songs, in Western and Chinese notation, photos, illustrations, glossary of Chinese characters. Cassette included. By Alan R. Thrasher. BOA006   $20.95  

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The Lion's Roar: Chinese Luogu Percussion Ensembles by Han Kuo-Huang, Ph.D. and Patricia Shehan Campbell, PhD. 11 ensembles including Lion Dances, Dragon Dance, New Year Celebrations, processionals and recessionals. 4 pieces include melody instruments and percussion and 2 include Chinese words as well. The Collection includes: transcriptions for each piece, chanted rhythm patterns, step-by-step guide to mastery and performance, cultural context, guides for adapting classroom instruments, 16 photos, more. Companion CD included featuring a Chinese ensemble performing. BOA007   $22.95  

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Music of the East Course Manual Basic overview of the music of Japan, Thailand, Korea, China, Vietnam, Laos, Indonesia, India, Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, and the Arab world. Includes musical examples. By Lloyd Miller. BOA185   $60.00  

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Modes and Melodies of Indo-China and the Far East Music and instruments of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, China, and Japan. Fun tunes to play! By Korosh Ali Khan. BOA188   $20.00  

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Chinese Flute Solos 15 pieces from performance on the traditional dizi, transcribed for the western flute. BOA388   $13.95  

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Silk and Bamboo Music in Shanghai : The Jiangnan Sizhu Instrumental Ensemble Tradition Examination of Jiangnan sizhu string and wind music of Shanghai focuses on performance practice, aesthetics, and the relationship between amateur and professional musical communities and ideologies. BOA740   $43.00  

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Persian Music By Lloyd Miller. Comprehensive work on traditional Persian instrumental and vocal music and the dastgah system with the accompanying song texts. Background of poetry and prosody, content of the avaz song texts, history of Persia and Persian music, Music and Islam, the structure of Persian traditional music, translations of all texts, Iranian musical instruments, much more. BOA825   $70.00  

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Eternal Rhythms of the Middle East, Vol. 1 Practice tapes for Middle Eastern dancing. Each tape features 4 rhythms. Each rhythm plays continuously in the same tempo for at least 14 minutes. Ideal for teaching, practice or listening. Vol. 1 Slow & medium baladi, medium 6-8, slow Masmudi. BOA834   $10.00  

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Eternal Rhythms of the Middle East, Vol. 2 Slow chifte-telli, medium karsilama, slow rhumba, slow sa'udi. BOA835   $10.00  

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Eternal Rhythms of the Middle East, Vol. 4 Medium masmudi, fast baladi, fast 6-8 and fast chifte-telli. BOA837   $10.00  

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Balinese Music by Michael Tenzer; 144 pages. This authoritative book, newly revised and updated, presents an introduction to more than a dozen different types of Balinese gamelan, each with its own established tradition, repertoire and social or religious context. There are beautiful color photographs, a sonography, and a brief guide to studying and hearing music in Bali will prove indispensable to casual visitors and gamelan aficionados alike. Michael Tenzer teaches at the University of British Columbia and is a well-known composer of both Western and Balinese music. BOK199   $19.95  

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Asian Music in North America features 12 articles which focus on different Asian immigrant communities in N. America: Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Laotian, Hmong, and Korean. Includes interviews with musicians. BOO133   $30.00  

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From Rice Paddies and Temple Yards: Traditional Music of Vietnam An in-depth look at the music and culture of Vietnam. Includes game songs, love songs, boating songs, recited and sung poetry and instrumental music. Also includes sections on the history and culture of Vietnam, an introduction to the music and instruments and 12 vocal and instrumental pieces. Lots of photos of the people, countryside and musical instruments. Comes with CD. BOO134   $22.95  

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The Traditional Music of Thailand Clear interesting commentary on Thai music, performers, instruments and culture. Numerous photos. Comes with an 80 min. cassette. BOO136   $23.00  

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Instruments of Burma, India, Nepal, Thailand, and Tibet All of the Burmese, Indian, Nepalese, Thai and Tibetan wind, percussion and stringed instruments from one of America's major collections of musical instruments. Fully illustrated with fifty black and white photos, two in full color. BOO561   $11.00  

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Silent Temples, Songful Hearts: Traditional Music of Cambodia Book and CD. Wide variety of songs and instrumental pieces, from children's lilting etiquette songs to xylophone and flute pieces to exciting boxing music and stories told through song and narration. History and geography, customs and traditions, instruments and musical styles. Includes transcriptions, words to all songs with English translation and extensive background information. BOO778   $24.95  

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Music Cultures of Southeast Asia Articles on various music and dance in areas ranging from Burma and Thailand to Vietnam and Indonesia. Photocopy. BOO822   $30.00  

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