Musics of Vietnam

By: Pham Duy

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This is the first book in English on the popular music of Vietnam--a songbag of Vietnamese music. "The Musics of Vietnam "is a popular work, on the order of the John and Alan Lomax collection of American folk songs. Pham Duy spent twenty years traveling through-out Vietnam collecting regional folk music. His collection represents the range as well as the diversity of the Vietnamese people--North, South, and Central.

Title: Musics of Vietnam

Author: Pham Duy

Categories: Foreign Language, Music, Asia,

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press: 1975

ISBN Number: 0809306441

ISBN Number 13: 9780809306442

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 124150

Description: Ex-library copy with the usual stamps and markings. Interior pages clean and unmarked; tight binding. 161pages. Pham Duy begins with a discussion of the four main groups of Vietnam: the Troung Son tribes, the North Vietnamese of the highlands, the descendants of the Champa tribes, and the South Vietnamese. He describes various musical instruments unique to certain regions, such as the bamboo xylophone called "dan to rung," the bamboo sound box called "the Roding," the calabash-shell-and -bamboo mouth organ called "Nboat," and many others. He then explains the musical structure indigenous to each region and its distinctive song types.