Primitive Music

Primitive Music: Selected full-text books and articles

FREE! Primitive Music: An Inquiry into the Origin and Development of Music, Songs, Instruments, Dances, and Pantomimes of Savage Races
Richard Wallaschek.
Longmans Green, 1893
FREE! Music in the History of the Western Church: With an Introduction on Religious Music among the Primitive and Ancient Peoples
Edward Dickinson.
Charles Scribner's Sons, 1902
An Introduction to Folk Music in the United States
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
Egon Wellesz.
Oxford University Press, 1957
Librarian’s tip: Chap. I "Primitive Music"
Epochs in Musical Progress
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
Peter Van der Merwe.
Clarendon Press, 1992
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 23 "More about Primitive Harmony"
Psychology of Music
Carl E. Seashore.
McGraw-Hill, 1938
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 26 "Primitive Music: Musical Anthropology through Phonophotography"
The Music of Central Africa: An Ethnomusicological Study: Former French Equatorial Africa, the Former Belgian Congo, Ruanda-Urundi, Uganda, Tanganyika
Rose Brandel.
Martinus Nijhoff, 1961
Librarian’s tip: Chap. Two "The Music and Some Preliminary Considerations"
Grainger on Music
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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