12.D.3. Pitch and Rhythmical Realization of Traditional Song Music and their Presentation in Research Interpretation Anastasiia Mazurenko - 1er juillet 2017, 10h00-10h30, salle 3208


Le 1er juillet 2017
de 10h00 à 10h30

Le Patio (université de Strasbourg)
22 rue René Descartes, 67000 Strasbourg
salle 3208

Séance - Analytical Issues in Ethnomusicology

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Auteur : Anastasiia Mazurenko

     The basic methods of analysis of Traditional music in Ukraine are rhythm typology and melody geography. They aim to classification of folk song music examples by genres and rhythmical types with further displaying the data on a map. The using of this methods demands the reduction of song versions to scheme. Also they focus on rhythm more and exclude other components of musical language. However, the scale doesn’t have so precise classification. The issue of scale variant realization in tradition is extremely significant today. The reduction of regularities of micro-interval deviations from the scale scheme to one system is actual aim of ethnomusicology. The report attempted to find methods which can allow to define the parameters for such a classification. Thus, we used acoustic analysis methods, as well as comparative and statistical approach.
The music material for the research consists of representative performances of ritual songs (calendar and wedding). There are the songs of two regions of Ukraine − Podillya and Naddnipryanschina (the central parts of the country on both banks of Dnipro river). The report provides examples of monophonic and polyphonic performance. We also raise the issue of transcribing of musical texts as a « matrix » for comparison with the sounding material. As a result of research we have been able to trace the patterns of pitch and rhythmical realizations of songs. This enables us to complete our understanding of musical thinking in the tradition.

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