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The Hidden Musicians: Music-Making in an English Town Hardcover – September 29, 1989

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“The best academic book on British popular music I’ve ever read.”—Simon Frith, Village Voice


“Urban ethnomusicology at its best.”—Kay Kaufman Shelemay, Lingua Franca
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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“Richly evocative and brimming with insights, The Hidden Musicians is an extraordinary ethnography that should be on the bookshelf of any scholar of popular music studies, ethnomusicology, folklore, or cultural studies.” (Harris M. Berger, president, International Association for the Study of Popular Music–US) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; First Edition edition (September 29, 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521360668
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521360661
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,311,631 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book isn't groundbreaking as the author claims. A little research into the anthropological study of musicians would tell you that. It glosses over the people instead of studying them the way she claims she would. It's so dull that it is impossible to stay awake for more than a few pages. I thought this would be a good source for a research paper but it turned out to be as useful as a broken brick.
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"This study of local music-making in the modern English town of Milton Keynes documents the activities of amateur groups such as the orchestra, choirs, brass bands, Gilbert and Sullivan societies, and musicians playing in the various popular fields."

28 Half-tones, 2 Tables, 3 Line Diagrams, 2 Maps
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