Introduction I can’t tell you how many dirty looks I got from pedestrians and fellow drivers alike as I made a weird turn into a very full parking lot, looking […]
Bio/Researcher Info My name is Wil Massey and I am originally from Virginia’s Eastern Shore, which is located on the southern tip of the Delmarva Peninsula. I first came to […]
In the southern tourist mecca of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, most “mountain music” is sold to consumers at the extent of it being near appropriation. Throughout Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge however, one […]
The discussion of a music’s roots is central to the field of ethnomusicology. In fact, the first question often asked by ethnomusicologists when hearing and studying a given style of […]
Sounds tell stories. Sometimes the absence of expected sounds actually speaks the loudest.
What does the altered soundscape of a closed state park indicate about our experience of a larger altered reality during global pandemic?
In his essay “The River of Heraclitus: On People Changing Their Music,” Bruno Nettl discusses the importance of studying music as it changes through time in a particular culture. Ethnomusicology, […]
In Nettl’s chapter “Diversity and Difference: A Variety of Minorities,” he discusses constructed ideas of minority identity and the important role of diversity and difference in ethnomusicological studies. He states, […]
In a field such as ethnomusicology – based around studying all musics – how do we get away with studying other peoples’ music? How can we, as researchers, study the […]
This is an example post, showing how you should place your “Blog Posts” (short essays connecting the assigned Nettl readings with issues, people, places, and sounds in Appalachia, teaching your […]
What happens when you give an ETSU Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies student control of a band for a semester? In this project, I attempted to […]