Ethnomusicology Review, Volume 22, issue 1 (2020)

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Welcome to Volume 22, issue 1 of Ethnomusicology Review! This issue features an invited essay along with three peer-reviewed articles that cover a wide range of topics, geographical areas,...

Invited Articles

The following claim, for some of us, seems obvious: the normative disciplinary boundaries of music studies—historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and composition—are...


I have always considered the observation of a musical manifestation more or less as the analysis of a musical “performance.” My recent interrogations and research about what is, in fact,...
Tone-colour has historically played a remarkably important role in Japanese music, often taking priority over precision in pitch. Though pitch / melodic flow and tone-colour both play important roles...
Figure 1. Muscat. Muscat is known internationally as a low-key, unassuming city with a faint aura of Indian Ocean mystique. Far less ostentatious or fast-paced than other Gulf capitals, Muscat...

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Samuel Lamontagne
Managing Editor
Tyler Yamin
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Ming-Ching Chiu
Managing Editor (Sounding Board)
Lucas Avidan
Associate Editors
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Andrea Decker
Ewdin Porras
Max Nikol
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Alfredo Rivera
Maureen Russell
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Armen Adamian
Lucas Avidan
Blair Black
Mei-Chen Chen
Logan Clark
Andrea Decker
Ben Doleac

Maria Fantinato
Sophia Frankford
Gabe Lavin
Alyssa Mathias
Edwin E. Porras
Mehrenegar Rostami
Simone Salmon
Eric Schmidt
Wan Yeung
Heidi Xiaorong Yuan
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Farzaneh Hemmasi
Paul Humphreys
Jay Keister
Anna Morcom
Helen Rees
Theresa Steward
Timothy D. Taylor
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