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Jeremy marked it as to-read Aug 20, In this detailed study Simha Arom takes a new and original approach to the understanding of the complex and sophisticated patterns of polyphony and polyrhythm that characterise African music. Lodi Luka marked it as to-read Jun 09, Advank marked it as to-read Jan 14, Tellycat marked it as to-read Apr 16, Want polypjony Read Currently Reading Read.

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Eddie is currently reading it Sep polyphonyy, Daniel Moran marked it as to-read Apr 02, No trivia or quizzes yet. Jessica marked it as to-read Oct 21, Refresh and try again. Considering in particular the harp, sanza, xylophone and percussion music of Central Africa, Simha Arom develops a a rigorous method for the analysis of the music and for the recording and deciphering of the many strands of polyphony and polyrhythm.