Onomatopoei: Wah-wah, Blowing a Raspberry, Cross-linguistic Onomatopoeias, Shamanic Music, Sound Symbolism, Imitation of Sounds in Shamanism

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General Books LLC, 2011 - 28 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 27. Chapters: Wah-wah, Blowing a raspberry, Cross-linguistic onomatopoeias, Shamanic music, Sound symbolism, Imitation of sounds in shamanism, Bling-bling, Sound mimesis in various cultures, Japanese sound symbolism, List of animal sounds, Kachi-kachi Yama, Beep, beep, Bamf, Kuchi sh ga, Bow-wow theory, Zyzzyx. Excerpt: Because of the nature of onomatopoeia, there are many cross-linguistic cognates of onomatopoetic sounds. The following is a list of some conventional examples: This may differ according to the species of frog common in each language's speech area. A sign in a shop window in Italy proclaims "No Tic Tac." Thunderstorm Shamanic music includes both music used as part of shamans' rituals and music that refers to, or draws on, this. A shaman's ritual is a ritual and not a musical performance, and this shapes its musical dimension. In shamanism the shaman has a more active musical role than the medium in spirit-possession. A shaman uses various ways of making sounds to which different purposes are ascribed. Of particular importance are the shaman's song and shaman's drumming. Recently in Siberia, music groups drawing on a knowledge of shamanic culture have emerged. In the West shamanism has served as an imagined background to musics meant to alter a listener's state of mind. Korea and Tibet are two cultures where the music of shamanic ritual has interacted closely with other traditions. Gitksan shaman with rattle Although shamans use singing as well as drumming and sometimes other instruments, a shamanic ritual is not a musical performance in the normal sense, and the music is directed more to spirits than to an audience. Several things follow from this. First, a shamanic ritual performance is, above all, a series of actions and not a series of musical sounds.Second, the shaman's attention is directed inwards toward...

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