Music, rhythm, chant, song, drumming, and other instrumental performances are significant aspects of much shamanic work and have been studied by this branch of musicology devoted to musics rooted in particular cultures, especially indigenous ones. Shamanic music has been considered in relation to a number of issues, especially its role in inducing trance, ecstasy, and altered states of consciousness, as well as in the theorizing of performance.

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  • ethnomusicology — noun Date: 1950 1. the study of music that is outside the European art tradition 2. the study of music in a sociocultural context • ethnomusicological adjective • ethnomusicologist noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • ethnomusicology — noun the study of the music of different cultures. Derivatives ethnomusicologic adjective ethnomusicological adjective ethnomusicologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

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