Indigenous African music : an analytical study
This thesis has supplied source material and critical knowledge in the area of indigenous African music. It has explored veins common to the Afro-American and to his musical culture and has drawn comparisons between this culture and his African heritage. The first eight chapters offer information on tone language-speech melody, function, dance, rhythm, melody, harmony-polyphony, formhomogeneity and instruments, respectively. The ninth chapter is a transference of the African to white American with the intent of supplying a foundation for a wiser understanding of the contemporary black American, his subculture and his cultural contributions. The last chapter offers guidelines for the implementation of the previous material on the elementary, high school general, and high school music major levels. The appendices furnish bibliographical and pictorial information as a supplement.