• Comparative (Ethno)Musicology. On the cross-cultural comparison of musical concepts and performance practices

  • This paper aims at an assessment of comparison as a central concept and methodology in the history of comparative musicology. It argues that cross-cultural comparison - if carried out on the basis of a thorough knowledge of emic principles gained through ethnographic methods - can be a powerful tool to arrive at a better understanding of musical concepts and performance practices in various cultures. Improvisation is taken as a case in point.

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  • http://phaidra.kug.ac.at/o:69217

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  • Published Version

  • 2015

  • 13-22

  • Shaker

  • English

  • Open access

  • comparative musicology; comparison; ethnomusicology; improvisation

  • Dewey Decimal Classification → Arts & recreation → Music → Music