I’ve been back from West Africa for over three months now, and that world is feeling further and further removed from my day to day life in the US. 1,260 more words
Tags » Ethnomusicology
Jonathan L. Friedmann, Ph.D.
Human universals refer to aspects of culture, language, behavior, and psyche found in historically and geographically distributed human populations. These include, but are by no means limited to, tools and tool-making, grammar and syntax, myths and proverbs, social groups and kinship systems, mores and moral codes, facial recognition and psychological defenses, and gestures and emotional displays. 341 more words
Before graduate school (and even now), defining musicology to many non-musicians led to a troublesome problem of limiting it to “music history” or “studying the history of music.” The frustration of explaining what my research interests are or what I am focusing on at the time only left my audience or peers confused. 693 more words