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The Confluence of Folkloric Maraca Performance and Contemporary Artistry: Assessing the Past, Present, and Inspiring the Future

Abstract Venezuelan maraca playing is largely unknown to musicians with Western Art Music backgrounds. While some composers utilize the instrument and its associated performance practices, the resources available to learn about the subject are limited and scattered. Through research, observations, and studying with correspondences, this document will explore the vastness of Venezuelan musical concepts and maraca techniques to seek out common goals and generate a resource that is accessible to musicians and musicologists. A large part of this research will focus on the Contemporary Music in the Western tradition that has been inspired by Venezuelan maraca playing. I will explain the context in which this music is commonly found and how to apply it to... (more)
Created Date 2012
Contributor Muller, Jeremy (Author) / Smith, Jeffrey (Advisor) / Kocour, Michael (Committee member) / Bush, Jeffrey (Committee member) / Sunkett, Mark (Committee member) / Hackbarth, Glenn (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / contemporary percussion / javier alvarez / joropo / maracas / temazcal / venezuela
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 130 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note D.M.A. Music 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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