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Beginning with the emergence of commercial American music in the nineteenth century, Volume 1 includes essays on the major performers, composers, media, and movements that shaped our musical culture before rock and roll. Articles explore the theoretical dimensions of popular music studies; the music of the nineteenth century; and the role of black Americans in the evolution of popular music. Also included—the music of Tin Pan Alley, ragtime, swing, the blues, the influences of W. S. Gilbert and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and changes in lyric writing styles from the nineteenth century to the rock era.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Timothy E. Scheurer
Publisher : Popular Press
Release Book : 1989
Download Book : 267 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0879724684


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This comprehensive survey examines Latin American music, focusing on popular—as opposed to folk or art—music and containing more than 200 entries on the concepts and terminology, ensembles, and instruments that the genre comprises. • Roughly 200 entries on concepts and terminology, ensembles, genres, and instruments • 37 biographical sidebars of significant musicians and performers • A chronology for Latin American popular music

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : George Torres
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release Book : 2013-03-27
Download Book : 484 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780313087943


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The first systematic study to address the character and scope of American popular music in India during British rule.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Bradley G. Shope
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
Release Book : 2016-01-30
Download Book : 252 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781580465489


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Make music come alive for students in grades 5 and up with American Popular Music! This 96-page book explores how the roots of American music began and developed. From European musical traditions in the seventeenth century to African American music today, this book uncovers a foundation and appreciation of AmericaÕs music. It features genres such as ragtime, blues, Dixieland, swing, big band, musical theater, folk, country western, rock and roll, disco, funk, punk, rap, alternative, and contemporary Christian.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author Book : Mark Ammons
Publisher : Mark Twain Media
Release Book : 2010-02-19
Download Book : 96 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781580375559


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The legendary Greek figure Orpheus was said to have possessed magical powers capable of moving all living and inanimate things through the sound of his lyre and voice. Over time, the Orphic theme has come to indicate the power of music to unsettle, subvert, and ultimately bring down oppressive realities in order to liberate the soul and expand human life without limits. The liberating effect of music has been a particularly important theme in twentieth-century African American literature. The nine original essays in Black Orpheus examines the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Baldwin, Nathaniel Mackey, Sherley Anne Williams, Ann Petry, Ntozake Shange, Alice Walker, Gayl Jones, and Toni Morrison. The authors discussed in this volume depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Here, the musician uses his or her music as a weapon to shield and protect his or her spirituality. Written by scholars of English, music, women's studies, American studies, cultural theory, and black and Africana studies, the essays in this interdisciplinary collection ultimately explore the thematic, linguistic structural presence of music in twentieth-century African American fiction.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : John Covach
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release Book : 2000
Download Book : 88 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9057551209


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Prev. ed. published under title: Introducing American folk music.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Kip Lornell
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Book : 2012-05-29
Download Book : 386 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781617032646


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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : David Jenness
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2014-02-04
Download Book : 406 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781136797453


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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : David A. Jasen
Publisher : Routledge
Release Book : 2013-10-15
Download Book : 464 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781135352714


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Reviews popular music since colonial times from the earliest ballads, chanteys, and spirituals, to modern soul and rock and touches upon the lives and achievements of many composers and performers

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : David Ewen
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release Book : 1977
Download Book : 850 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0130224421


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Purchase this access code to get sixty featured musical selections from American Popular Music, Fourth Edition, in MP3 format. Good for one use. Code will be void if used.

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Genre Book : Music
Author Book : Larry Starr
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Book : 2013
Download Book : 598 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0199316694