Who am I?
I am a student of Anthropology who wants to focus in Ethnomusicology. I did not realize until I was already enrolled in college that my educational passion was Anthropology, and it took me even longer to realize that I really loved Ethnomusicology. By then I realized that the university I attended did not provide the knowledge I wanted to gain. This initiated independent study and now a blog to fill with my explorations.
My pseudonym is FallenRobin. It is a reference to the second Robin in the Batman comics.
I am also on Twitter as @FallenRobin0.
What is Ethnomusiclogy?
Ethnomusicology as a sub-field of Anthropology and is considered the Anthropology of music. Anthropology is the study of human change through time and space. Whenever my professors would define Anthropology as that I would always think of Science Fiction, but it refers to the study of humans in the past and present (time) and across the world (space). Ethnomusicology is the study of music with a cultural context.
What is “Musical Chairs” about?
This is my blog about music from cultures all over the world. The blog will be divided by continents for ease, even though musical cultures are interconnected especially in this day and age. An article about the Violin would be in the Asia section because the instrument has origins in Mongolian tribes. But if I were to have an article about the introduction of the Violin into German music, it would be under the European section.
Articles will features diagrams of instruments, maps of cultural areas that pertain to the subject matter, music samples, videos, and of course information. It will really have anything really that will help showcase the topic.
I am infinitely curious about all types of music, musical instruments, how they are interconnected with other cultures, and how they influence and are influenced by other cultures. “Musical Chairs” is my blog in which I will share my multicultural exploration of music.