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Jump to navigation Jump to search John Anthony Randoll Blacking — was a British ethnomusicologist and social anthropologist. In he was awarded a Ph. D Litt, rather from the University of the Witwatersrand for his work on Venda children's songs, and in the same year he was made Professor and Head of the Department of Social Anthropology.
He spent most of his later academic career at Queen's University Belfastin Northern Irelandwhere he was professor of social anthropology from until his death in Many of his ideas about the social impact of music can be found in his book How Musical is Man?.
In this highly influential book, Blacking called for a study of music as "Humanly Organized Sound" that's the title of Chapter Onearguing that "it is the activities of Man the Music Maker that are of more interest and consequence to humanity than the particular musical achievements of Western man",  and that "no musical style has 'its own terms': Cambridge University Press, He wrote and presented a series, Dancing, for Ulster Television.
Works[ edit ] Blacking, John. Some notes on a theory of African rhythm advanced by Erich von Hornbostel. Eight flute tunes from Butembo, east Belgian Congo: Venda Girls' Initiation Schools.
Archived from the original on 21 January Retrieved 30 April Journal of the African Music Society. Retrieved 28 July How Musical is Man? University of Washington Press, Seattle, U.
Book review of The Musical Human:ical analysis of ethnographic writing that Clifford has pioneered. Yet Clifford's studies of ethno- ing‘s How Musical is Man! (Seattle: University of Washington, ), I summed up as follows: This is a book every music educator must open, pologists, and now that John Blacking has encoun-.
John Blacking, Reginal Byron ()  Music, Culture, and Experience.
A Musical Ethnography of an Amazonian People. Philip Bohlman () "Traditional Music and Cultural Identity: Persistent Paradigm in the History of Ethnomusicology" Music Theory, Analysis, and Social Theory in Ethnomusicology" Timothy D.
Taylor (). Although he doesn't really answer how musical is man, Blacking gives a great framework or way to approach the issues that involve music, society and culture. He relies heavily on ethnographic I fell in love with this book.4/5.
In John Blacking’s How Musical Is Man?
An Analysis of the Ethnography How Musical is Man by John Blacking ( words, 3 pages) How Musical is Man? by John Blacking is an ethnography that compares tribal music traditions of the South African Venda peoples and the tonal system of European Western art music. Blanking stated that through music people express the human condition, transcend class boundaries, and improve the quality of life. He spent 22 months with the Venda people in South Africa. He wrote Venda Children's Songs () based on this experience. Blacking's best known work is How Musical Is Man? () Blacking died in /5(2). John Blacking, Reginal Byron ()  Music, Culture, and Experience. A Musical Ethnography of an Amazonian People. Philip Bohlman () "Traditional Music and Cultural Identity: Persistent Paradigm in the History of Ethnomusicology" Music Theory, Analysis, and Social Theory in Ethnomusicology" Timothy D. Taylor ().
was published by University of Washington Press. Blacking, an English anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, had been invited to the University of Washington as a Jessie and John Danz Lecturer in , and his series of talks became the basis for this published work.
How Musical Is Man? . One of the most important ethnomusicologists of the century, John Blacking achieved international recognition for his book, How Musical Is Man? Known for his interest in the relationship of music to biology, psychology, dance, and politics, Blacking was deeply committed to the idea that music-making is a fundamental and universal attribute of .
Africa 67 (3), Africa 67 (3), REVIEW ARTICLE JOHN BLACKING AND THE STUDY OF AFRICA MUSIC Kofi Agawu JOHN BLACKING, Venda Childrenâs Songs: a study in ethnomusicological.