Selected publications by Bruno Nettl


Ethnomusikologia. Trianda ena zitimata kai ennoies (Athens: Ethnomusicology and Cultural Anthropology Laboratory, School of Music Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Nissos publications). Translation of The Study of Ethnomusicology: 31 Issues and Concepts [2005].


Have You Changed Your Mind? Reflections on Sixty Years. Champaign: Elephant & Cat. Electronic.


Following the Elephant: Ethnomusicologists on their Field – A Collection of Articles from “Ethnomusicology”, edited by Bruno Nettl. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Encounters in Ethnomusicology: a Memoir (translated into Chinese by Boyu Zhang). Beijing: Central Conservatory of Music Press.

The Study of Ethnomusicology: 33 Discussions (3rd edition). Urbana: University of Illinois Press.


A Life of Learning (American Council of Learned Societies, Occasional Paper no. 71), Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture for 2014.


Becoming an Ethnomusicologist: A Miscellany of Influences. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.


The Study of Ethnomusicology: 31 Issues and Concepts. Chinese translation by Tang Yating and others. Shanghai: Shanghai Conservatory of Music Press.


Nettl's Elephant: On the History of Ethnomusicology. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Perverse at Eighty, for Family and Friends [verse]. Drawings by Gloria Roubal. Champaign: Elephant & Cat.


Radif-e musiqîye dastgâhi-ye Irân. Translation of The Radif of Persian Music [1987] by Ali Shadkam. Tehran: Soureh Mehr.

Musical Improvisation: Art, Education, and Society, edited by Gabriel Solis and Bruno Nettl. University of Illinois Press.


The Study of Ethnomusicology: 31 Issues and Concepts. New Edition. University of Illinois Press.


Encounters in Ethnomusicology, a Memoir. Detroit Monographs in Musicology, no. 36. Warren, Mich.: Harmonie Park Press.


In the Course of Performance: Studies in the World of Musical Improvisation, ed. by Bruno Nettl with Melinda Russell. Univ. of Chicago Press; translated into Spanish by Barbara Kitman. Madrid: Akal 2004.


Heartland Excursions: Ethnomusicological Reflections on Schools of Music. Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press.


Community of Music: An Ethnographic Seminar in Champaign-Urbana, edited by T. Livingston, M. Russell, L. F. Ward, and B. Nettl. Champaign, Illinois: Elephant & Cat.


Excursions in World Music, by B. Nettl, C. Capwell, I. Wong, P. Bohlman, and T. Turino. Prentice-Hall. 2nd edition 1996; 3rd edition 2001; 4th edition 2003 [c2004]; 5th edition 2008; 6th edition, ed. by Timothy Rommen 2012; 7th edition, published by Routledge, 2016.


New Perspectives on Improvisation, edited by B. Nettl, special issue of World of Music 33(3), 1991, with articles by A. J. Racy, G. E. Smith, M. J. Kartomi, and L. Treitler.

Comparative Musicology and Anthropology of Music: Essays on the History of Ethnomusicology, ed. by Bruno Nettl and Philip V. Bohlman. University of Chicago Press.


Abstracts: Nov. 7-11, 1990, Oakland, California, edited by Bruno Nettl. Madison, Wis.: American Musicological Society, Society for Ethnomusicology, Society for Music Theory.


Blackfoot Musical Thought: Comparative Perspectives. Kent State University Press.


The Radif of Persian Music: Studies of Structure and Cultural Context. Champaign, Illinois: Elephant & Cat; revised edition, 1992. Several chapters co-authored.


The Western Impact on World Music. Schirmer Books/Macmillan. Also translated into Japanese.


The Study of Ethnomusicology: 29 Issues and Concepts. University of Illinois Press. Partially translated into Chinese.


Eight Urban Musical Cultures, edited by Bruno Nettl. University of Illinois Press.


Contemporary Music and Music Cultures, by C. Hamm, B. Nettl, and R. Byrnside. Prentice-Hall.


Daramad of Chahargah, by Bruno Nettl and Bela Foltin. Detroit: Information Coordinators.


Folk and Traditional Music of the Western Continents. Prentice-Hall. 2nd ed. 1973; 3rd ed., revised by Valerie Goertzen, 1990. Also translated into Japanese, Korean, and Spanish.


Theory and Method in Ethnomusicology. Free Press/Macmillan. Also translated into Persian.


Reference Materials in Ethnomusicology. Information Coordinators. 2nd ed. 1967.


An Introduction to Folk Music in the United States. Wayne State University Press. 2nd ed. 1962; 3rd ed., entitled Folk Music in the United States, rev. and exp. by Helen Myers, 1976. Also translated into French and Chinese.

Cheremis Musical Styles. Indiana University Press.


Music in Primitive Culture. Harvard University Press.


North American Indian Musical Styles. American. Folklore Soc.