Studies in African Music by A.M. Jones

Posted on Thursday, January 08, 2009

In video below, from Pitchfork TV, Steve Reich talks about his music (along with lots of nice, but brief examples) - he mentions a book called Studies in African Music by A.M. Jones which was his first introduction to the complexity of rhythms in African music. I went to hunt for this book, and to my surprise although not available on Amazon, it is available complete online for free, at archive.org. Here are the links:

Volume 1 (41mb)
Volume 2 (24mb)

Here is the Reich video:




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Mitya Matievich commenting on Studies in African Music by A.M. Jones:
Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 20:40

Hello! This book isnt available at archive.org in pdf format anymore as i get it, maybe you could send me it by email, for ive been huntin' it for a long time also without any success. cheers!



Santiago Auserˇn commenting on Studies in African Music by A.M. Jones:
Monday, November 01, 2010 at 01:27

Thanks, Mr. Bruce, for sharing the link to the Studies in African Music by Arthur Morris Jones. After several decades looking for it in vain, my young sister found it today in your Blog. Great! It comes at the right time. Best wishes from a Spanish songwriter.



J. A. Sotorrio commenting on Studies in African Music by A.M. Jones:
Sunday, December 30, 2012 at 16:59

The accompanying (Arthur Morris Jones Africa Collection) audio examples are available free at the British Library website (see: World & traditional music archive).



pietro leveratto commenting on Studies in African Music by A.M. Jones:
Monday, November 04, 2013 at 13:38

tanks a lot for sharing the Studies in African Music by Arthur Morris Jones.



Alakxter commenting on Studies in African Music by A.M. Jones:
Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 21:29

Thank you very much to leave this material in the web page. It's a great oportunity to develope the knowledge and the studios in african culture.

Best regards.

From Colombia



Steve Cournane commenting on Studies in African Music by A.M. Jones:
Friday, January 17, 2014 at 00:38

Can only say thank you from the bottom of my heart really incredible to find this document here. Just at the right time as I begin teaching a course on African music and jazz in Mexico. I Still cannot see the Reich videos but I am sure they will probab˝y be on youtube by now



Juuso commenting on Studies in African Music by A.M. Jones:
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 16:17

Thank you so much for sharing this!





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