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Hinduism and Music  

Guy L. Beck

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter discusses the theoretical and practical dimensions of music in Hinduism, including the philosophy of sacred sound (Nāda-Brahman), the aesthetics of rasa (“taste”), the rise of ... More

Judaism and Music  

Mark Kligman

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
This chapter discusses music in Jewish contexts from the Bible until the present day. Music in Jewish religious life historically and at present includes cantillation of the Bible, the ... More

Musical Ways of Being Religious  

Frank Burch Brown

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
Religious uses of music are highly varied, manifold, and yet selective. Some traditions, such as Islam, are wary of employing music in worship. By contrast, the Christian Mass can ... More

Sacred and Secular in African American Music  

Cheryl Kirk-Duggan

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Feb 2014
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Music, a source of motivation, well-being, entertainment, and survival in diverse lives of African Americans, has afforded them experiences of signifying their humanity amidst horrific ... More

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