ANTHROPOLOGIE
International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
 
Coverage: 1923-1941 (Vols. I-XIX) & 1962-2019 (Vols. 1-57)
ISSN 0323-1119 (Print)
ISSN 2570-9127 (Online)
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It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we inform all colleagues: Doc. MUDr. Vladimír Novotný, CSc, a long-time member of the editorial board of the Anthropologie, has died on 30th November 2019 at the age of 80 years.
World Archaeological Congres 9
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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'Johnston TP, 1982: Tsonga Friction-Bow Music: Comparison and Analysis. Anthropologie (Brno) 20, 3: 247-264'.
 
Abstract
The musical performances of several Tsonga bow players are compared, analyzed and discussed. The typical player adapts tribal beer songs so that they become playable on the instrument, and he uses various ingenious compositional techniques to do this, such as octave transposition, stretching and compressing notes so that the rubbing stick can cope with them, lowering a major third to a minor third, and including the desired melody note by representing it as the lower of two simultaneously sounded bow notes.
 
 
 
 

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