Introspection and Exploration on the Method of Investigation for Music of Folk-Custom
Abstract: Based on a lot of observations of Hong Kong urban culture in music of folk-custom, the author explored and in-depth theoretical introspected the traditional fieldwork exploring method, and proposed themethod of “observation from long distance”, which focus on cultural psychological distance that different from the traditional way of “closeobservation”, which emphasis on natural space. To the culture outsider of “role situation” – about the “role definition”, “role experience” of the traditional, geographical, linguistic, music psychological, and social characteristics, such as multiple field investigation, this way gave a new approach of practice exploration and pointed out that from different perspectives of outsider to observe the music of folk-custom, it also could obtain various cultural information of musical culture from the surface layer of performance form to the deep structure of the humanities. This paper not only for exploring methods of “viewpoint of observation” in fieldwork, but also explained of positive experience made by how to enter the survey on the scene of folk-custom culture investigation.
Key Words: music of folk-custom, method of investigation, introspection, observation from longdistance, Cantonese music, culture psychology distance, role situation