OLALEYE, O.A (2016) INDIGENOUS MUSIC THEORY IN YORUBA CULTURE: THE HEINRICH SCHENKER’S APPROACH. Journal of the Association of Nigerian Musicologists (10). pp. 289-299.

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Africa is a continent of multi-ethnic culture with attendant multi-ethnic indigenous music. The practices of music, being an important aspect of day-to-day activities of multi-ethnic people requires a unitary theory that cut across ethnic barriers for the purposes of wider understanding and globalization in the changing times. To achieve these complex objectives, this paper, immediately start to philosophize about the appropriate unitary theory behind the sounding materials of Yoruba indigenous music. With this as our focus, the paper beams it searchlight into the appropriateness and relevance of Heinrich Schenkers indigenous music theory as a philosophical yardstick in understanding Yoruba indigenous music. The paper strives to bring to bear the suitability of Schenkerian folk music theory citing a Yoruba indigenous music and then posits these findings as suitable to serve as a unitary theory to analyze the Nigerian multi-ethnic musical genres.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > M Music
M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Art
Depositing User: Mr Taiwo Egbeyemi
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2021 14:24
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2021 14:24

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