Taking Grainger's views as his starting point and heading each chapter with a quotation from Grainger's writings, John Blacking restates and reflects upon observations and attitudes relevant to contemporary problems of ethnomusicology and music education. Professor Blacking discusses these issues in the light of his own research, musical experience and convictions. 'For those who wish to question current thought and practice in Western musical life and education, Blacking's testimony will be essential reading.' -- Music Teacher '[Blacking] comes close to the heart of all debate on the nature of musical art: from where do musical ideas come?' -- The Musical TimesBlacking, John is the author of 'A Commonsense View of All Music: Reflections on Percy Grainger's Contribution to Ethnomusicology and Music Education', published 1989 under ISBN 9780521319249 and ISBN 0521319242.