Emsheimer, Ernst. Preliminary remarks on Mongolian musical instruments

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Preliminary remarks on Mongolian musical instruments

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph The music of the Mongols - Part 1 - Eastern Mongolia. Reports from the scientific expedition to the north-western provinces of China under the leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin

Published By: Original publisher The music of the Mongols - Part 1 - Eastern Mongolia. Reports from the scientific expedition to the north-western provinces of China under the leadership of Dr. Sven Hedin Stockholm: Tryckeri Aktiebolaget Thule. 1943. 69-100 p., plates

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication [by] Ernst Emsheimer

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2006. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Mongolia (AH01)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Music (533); Musical instruments (534);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document This study, based upon recordings made by Henning Haslund-Christensen, describes several types of Mongolian music and the various instruments employed in musical interpretation. The author defines the song-genre of the Mongols and gives examples of each category contained in musical folklore. The actual musical scale of the Mongols is explained. The instruments i.e. fiddle, zither, guitar, flute, used by modern Mongols are correlated with their nomadic mode of existence. The appearance, construction, and sound of these musical instruments are outlined by the author in some detail. Included in this article is a chart that lists songs according to tribe, tells how many strophes were recorded and published, and gives pertinent information about each song. The musical material referred to throughout the text has not, however, been reproduced for the Files. Photographs of Mongols playing their native musical instruments are included. HRAF pagination has been assigned to plates following the text.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. ah01-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Component part(s), monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1936-37

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Ethnologist-4,5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. June Orloff ; 1955

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). 1936-1937

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Inner Mongolia, China

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Mongols--Music


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