Welcome to Michael Bakan’s World Music Website!

Welcome to my website. Here you will find links and resources for my textbook, World Music: Traditions and Transformations, as well as PDFs of my publications on the ethnomusicology of autism, Balinese gamelan music, and other topics. Thanks for visiting, and please friend me on Facebook, too! For information on book purchasing, rental, etc., go to http://www.mheducation.com/highered/product.M0073526649.html.

You can also check out the McGraw-Hill Online Learning Center dedicated to the textbook by clicking here

Brand new Powerpoints for all chapters of WORLD MUSIC here!!

Hot off the press! My new Powerpoints for the version of the world music course I’ll be teaching this summer (2016) using  WORLD MUSIC: TRADITIONS AND TRANSFORMATIONS. I’ve gone through to ensure that all the YouTube links in these slides are live, etc., but if you discover any dead links or other problems, please email me at michaelbakan@gmail.com to let me know. Thanks, and enjoy! ~Michael

Ch. 01–What is music

Ch. 02–How Music Lives

Ch. 03-06–How Music Works

Ch. 07–Indonesian Gamelan Music

Ch. 08–Indian Music

Ch. 09–Irish Music

Ch. 10–West African Musics

Ch. 11–Latin American Music

Ch. 12–Middle East

Ch. 13–Chinese Music

 

Complete NEW Powerpoints for textbook!

Hello, World Music Instructors and Students!

I’m happy to share the following Powerpoint lecture notes for World Music: Traditions and Transformations, 2nd ed., which I created for my own Music in World Cultures class at Florida State University this past summer. Feel free to borrow/adapt as you see fit. Let me know if you find errors, glitches, etc., and I’ll fix them. Cheers, and best of luck with the new  semester!

Ch. 01–What is music

Ch. 02–How Music Lives

Ch. 03-06–How Music Works

Ch. 07–Indonesian Gamelan Music

Ch. 08–Indian Music

Ch. 09–Irish Music

Ch. 10–West African Musics

Ch. 11–Latin American Music

Ch. 12–Middle East

Ch. 13–Chinese Music