Primitive Music

Primitive Music: Selected full-text books and articles

An Introduction to Folk Music in the United States By Bruno Nettl Wayne State University Press, 1962 (Revised edition)
Librarian’s tip: Chap. II "General Characteristics of Folk and Primitive Music"
Ancient and Oriental Music By Egon Wellesz Oxford University Press, 1957
Librarian’s tip: Chap. I "Primitive Music"
Epochs in Musical Progress By Clarence G. Hamilton Oliver Ditson Company, 1926
Librarian’s tip: Chap. I "Primitive Music"
Origins of the Popular Style: The Antecedents of Twentieth-Century Popular Music By Peter Van der Merwe Clarendon Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 23 "More about Primitive Harmony"
The Music of Central Africa: An Ethnomusicological Study: Former French Equatorial Africa, the Former Belgian Congo, Ruanda-Urundi, Uganda, Tanganyika By Rose Brandel Martinus Nijhoff, 1961
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Two "The Music and Some Preliminary Considerations"
Grainger on Music By Malcolm Gillies; Bruce Clunies Ross Oxford University, 1999
Librarian’s tip: "Primitive Music Is Too Complex for Untrained Modern Ears" begins on p. 44, and "Primitive Music Is a Closed Book to Most Musicians" begins on p. 62
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