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Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Contemporary Electronica (Paperback)
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Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Contemporary Electronica (Paperback)

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Paperback 344 Pages / Published: 30/01/2013
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Yodel in Hi-Fi explores the vibrant and varied traditions of yodelers around the world. Far from being a quaint and dying art, yodel is a thriving vocal technique that has been perennially renewed by singers from Switzerland to Korea, from Colorado to Iran. Bart Plantenga offers a lively and surprising tour of yodeling in genres from opera to hip-hop and in venues from cowboy campfires and Oktoberfests to film soundtracks and yogurt commercials. Displaying an extraordinary versatility, yodeling crosses all borders and circumvents all language barriers to assume its rightful place in the world of music.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299290542
Number of pages: 344
Weight: 726 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 28 mm


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"Indeed, the marvel of his book, rich in bite-sized lists and timelines, is that it is defiantly and proudly unacademic."--"Santa Fe New Mexican"

"And the amazing thing about the book is that for something so thorough and comprehensive, it's also tremendously fascinating and fun. With "Yodel in Hi-Fi," Plantenga presents the yodel in all its glory, demonstrating how it's a "global" phenomenon."--"The Brooklyn Rail"

"Chock-full of both amusing and informative sidebars, pictures, and accessible text that is both quasi-academic and popular, Plantenga's book wends its musicological way across a diverse cultural spectrum that includes everything from yodeling's traditional Bavarian alpine roots to a multinational cast of yodelers from Japan, Asia, various Arabic nations, Hawaii, and Latin America, along with the obligatory Europeans. . . . Strongly recommended for musicologists and music hipsters everywhere."--"Library Journal"

"Plantenga considers [yodeling] seriously, yet humorously, breezily, relating personal anecdotes and adding sly cultural references, making the book a riot to read."--"Lancaster Online"

"You won't find a person on the planet more knowledgeable in the history, lore, and vocal poetry of yodeling."--"Almanac Weekly"

Yodel in Hi-Fi: From Kitsch Folk to Modern Electronica offers an amazing amount of new insights and knowledge. Rene van Peer, world music journalist"
A triumph of cheeky erudition that demonstrates beyond any doubt the international ubiquity of goofy yet profound chest-to-head vocal acrobatics in a legion of longstanding, continuously evolving musical styles. Bart Plantenga is an original thinker and a truly gifted writer blessed with vision, wit, and passion. James P. Leary, author of Polkabilly and Yodeling in Dairyland"
Bart Plantenga has, with Yodel in Hi-Fi, added enormously to his groundbreaking work begun with his earlier book Yodel-Ay-Ee Oooo. The history, musicology, and anthropology of yodeling from indigenous people all over the planet to film stars like Gene Autry and Roy Rogers is covered in astonishing breadth and depth. Douglas B. Green, yodeler with Riders in the Sky"
Indeed, the marvel of his book, rich in bite-sized lists and timelines, is that it is defiantly and proudly unacademic. Santa Fe New Mexican
"
And the amazing thing about the book is that for something so thorough and comprehensive, it s also tremendously fascinating and fun. WithYodel in Hi-Fi, Plantenga presents the yodel in all its glory, demonstrating how it s aglobalphenomenon. The Brooklyn Rail
"
Chock-full of both amusing and informative sidebars, pictures, and accessible text that is both quasi-academic and popular, Plantenga s book wends its musicological way across a diverse cultural spectrum that includes everything from yodeling s traditional Bavarian alpine roots to a multinational cast of yodelers from Japan, Asia, various Arabic nations, Hawaii, and Latin America, along with the obligatory Europeans. . . . Strongly recommended for musicologists and music hipsters everywhere. Library Journal
"
Plantenga considers [yodeling] seriously, yet humorously, breezily, relating personal anecdotes and adding sly cultural references, making the book a riot to read. Lancaster Online
"
You won t find a person on the planet more knowledgeable in the history, lore, and vocal poetry of yodeling. Almanac Weekly
"

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