Methodological model for cross cultural music research / Associate Professor Dr. Valerie Ross

Ross, Valerie (2011) Methodological model for cross cultural music research / Associate Professor Dr. Valerie Ross. [Research Reports] (Unpublished)


Technological advances and the transmigration of people have fuelled musical appropriation whereby what was traditionally regarded as regional or local types of music are being increasingly globalised. Composers are combining Western techniques of composition with musical elements drawn from ethnic and folk music traditions. Institutions of higher learning are incorporating cross cultural music studies into their curriculum. The boundaries of music are extended, and performers are facing new challenges. However, research into the emergent methodological and musicological paradigms of cross-cultural manifestations is lacking. This study discusses the main facets of musicology and argues for the adoption of intercultural musicology as the basis for cross cultural music research. It also compares and contrasts qualitative, quantitative and mix method approaches in music. The research methods and outcomes of two recent cross cultural music studies which led to the design of the model are deliberated. The research report concludes with the design of the 'Methodological Model for Cross Cultural Music Research' highlighting its construct, purpose and way forward to its application in the domain of cross-cultural music research.


Item Type: Research Reports
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Ross, Valerie
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology > Ethnology. Social and cultural anthropology > Culture and cultural processes
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Music
Keywords: Music, Cultural, Methodological
Date: 2011
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