An Introduction to America s Music

An Introduction to America s Music
Author: Richard Crawford,Larry Hamberlin
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-10
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0393668282

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An ear-opening exploration of music's New World, from Puritan psalmody to Hamilton

African American Music

African American Music
Author: Mellonee V. Burnim,Portia K. Maultsby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2014-11-13
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781317934424

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American Music: An Introduction, Second Edition is a collection of seventeen essays surveying major African American musical genres, both sacred and secular, from slavery to the present. With contributions by leading scholars in the field, the work brings together analyses of African American music based on ethnographic fieldwork, which privileges the voices of the music-makers themselves, woven into a richly textured mosaic of history and culture. At the same time, it incorporates musical treatments that bring clarity to the structural, melodic, and rhythmic characteristics that both distinguish and unify African American music. The second edition has been substantially revised and updated, and includes new essays on African and African American musical continuities, African-derived instrument construction and performance practice, techno, and quartet traditions. Musical transcriptions, photographs, illustrations, and a new audio CD bring the music to life.

A Historian s Introduction to Early American Music

A Historian s Introduction to Early American Music
Author: Richard Crawford
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 38
Release: 1979
Genre: Music
ISBN: UOM:39015007984373

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Music Cultures in the United States

Music Cultures in the United States
Author: Ellen Koskoff
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2005-08-17
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781135888800

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Music Cultures in the United States is a basic textbook for an Introduction to American Music course. Taking a new, fresh approach to the study of American music, it is divided into three parts. In the first part, historical, social, and cultural issues are discussed, including how music history is studied; issues of musical and social identity; and institutions and processes affecting music in the U.S. The heart of the book is devoted to American musical cultures: American Indian; European; African American; Latin American; and Asian American. Each cultural section has a basic introductory article, followed by case studies of specific musical cultures. Finally, global musics are addressed, including Classical Musics and Popular Musics, as they have been performed in the U.S.. Each article is written by an expert in the field, offering in-depth, knowledgeable, yet accessible writing for the student. The accompanying CD offers musical examples tied to each article. Pedagogic material includes chapter overviews, questions for study, and a chronoloogy of key musical events in American music and definitions in the margins.

African American Music

African American Music
Author: Earl L. Stewart
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1998
Genre: Music
ISBN: UCSD:31822026264275

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African American Music provides an introduction to all of the richness and diversity of African American musical styles, focusing on the distinct characte4istics and development of each genre. This book is divided into four parts: folk traditions; the jazz aesthetic; black popular styles since 1940; and black theatrical and classical music. Using brief musical examples, the author illustrates and explains the basic concepts that unite all African American styles before discussing each style individually. Among the many types of music explored in individual chapters are spirituals, blues, gospel, ragtime, jazz, pop and classical. Biographical portraits of major musicians and composers, as well as detailed stylistic analyses of each musical genre, make this book not only required reading for any introduction to the field, but a pleasure to read for anyone interested in all of the different styles that comprise African American music. Includes information on Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, bebop, Chuck Berry, blues, boogie woogie, James Brown, call and response, classical music, classic jazz, Sam Cooke, cool jazz, William Levi Dawson, doo wop, Antonin Dvorak, Duke Ellington, free jazz, gospel music, Isaac Hayes, jazz, James Weldon Johnson, Motown Records, Charlie Parker, rags and ragtime, rap music, rhythm and blues, soul music, spirituals, swing, etc. [Publisher description]

Jazz Collins Need to Know

Jazz  Collins Need to Know
Author: Bob Blumenthal
Publsiher: HarperCollins UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-04-24
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780007582037

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The story of the development of jazz and the extraordinary jazz legends who changed the face of music.

I Hear America Singing

I Hear America Singing
Author: David Kastin
Publsiher: Pearson College Division
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2002
Genre: Music
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110407918

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The first edition of American Popular Music introduces the history and influence of American music within the broader context of American culture. It reveals how the history of American music connects to contemporary popular music through specific examples showing how past styles and performers have influenced current musical styles. Presents a balanced, accurate, and comprehensive portrayal of American popular music within a narrative, conversational style while discussing various musical styles and performers in a larger social and historical context that provides a larger perspective on American cultural history. The book relates the development of each musical genre to its historical period and places individual performers and styles within their larger social or artistic context. It includes numerous excerpts from literary works that reveal the tremendous influence popular music has had on American culture. It also presents over 300 photos and illustrations, including album covers, posters, sheet music illustrations, and song lyrics. An important reference for any reader interested in the history of American popular music.

The Music of Latin America Classic Reprint

The Music of Latin America  Classic Reprint
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Forgotten Books
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2017-10-24
Genre: Music
ISBN: 0265706246

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Excerpt from The Music of Latin America What are the principal types of songs and dances of Latin America and what records of their music are purchasable in the United States (see title no. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.