An Introduction to America's Music

An Introduction to America's Music
Author: Richard Crawford,Larry Hamberlin
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 557
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780393935318
ISBN 13: 0393935310
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to America's Music Book Review:

An ear-opening exploration of music s New World, from Puritan psalmody to mash-ups."

An Introduction to America's Music

An Introduction to America's Music
Author: Richard Crawford,Larry Hamberlin
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-10
ISBN 10: 9780393668285
ISBN 13: 0393668282
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to America's Music Book Review:

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

Music Cultures in the United States

Music Cultures in the United States
Author: Ellen Koskoff
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780415965897
ISBN 13: 0415965896
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Cultures in the United States Book Review:

'Music in the United States' is a basic textbook for any introduction to American music course. Each American music culture is covered with an introductory article and case studies of the featured culture.

An Introduction to America's Music

An Introduction to America's Music
Author: Richard Crawford
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-10
ISBN 10: 9780393602500
ISBN 13: 0393602508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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African American Music

African American Music
Author: Mellonee V. Burnim,Portia K. Maultsby
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN 10: 1317934423
ISBN 13: 9781317934424
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

African American Music Book Review:

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.

Jazz

Jazz
Author: Bob Blumenthal
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0061241792
ISBN 13: 9780061241796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jazz Book Review:

Explore the essence of jazz from its early roots, to the years of swing and Satchmo, to ragtime and beyond. In Jazz: An Introduction to the History and Legends Behind America's Music, renowned jazz writer Bob Blumenthal offers a perfect introduction to understanding jazz, whether you are approaching the music for the first time or seeking to deepen your knowledge. Inside you will find the people who made the music, history, listening suggestions, jazz trivia, and more. Can you dig it?

A Historian's Introduction to Early American Music

A Historian's Introduction to Early American Music
Author: Richard Crawford
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:192112446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Historian's Introduction to Early American Music Book Review:

To Stretch Our Ears

To Stretch Our Ears
Author: J. Heywood Alexander
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780393974119
ISBN 13: 0393974111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Stretch Our Ears Book Review:

Following the same chapter organization as An Introduction to America s Music, To Stretch Our Ears is the first gathering of significant and far-reaching readings that illuminate many aspects of American music."

Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America

Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America
Author: Elaine Keillor,Timothy Archambault,John M. H. Kelly
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 449
Release: 2013-03-27
ISBN 10: 0313055068
ISBN 13: 9780313055065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Native American Music of North America Book Review:

This book is a one-stop reference resource for the vast variety of musical expressions of the First Peoples' cultures of North America, both past and present. • Provides print and Internet resources with each entry • Presents exclusive information derived from the personal research and fieldwork of the editors • Includes a timeline that highlights important developments in First Peoples' musical expressions • Supplies an index that allows users to easily look up all of the relevant information on a topic

The Queer Composition of America's Sound

The Queer Composition of America's Sound
Author: Nadine Hubbs
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2004-10-18
ISBN 10: 9780520937956
ISBN 13: 0520937953
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Queer Composition of America's Sound Book Review:

In this vibrant and pioneering book, Nadine Hubbs shows how a gifted group of Manhattan-based gay composers were pivotal in creating a distinctive "American sound" and in the process served as architects of modern American identity. Focusing on a talented circle that included Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Blitzstein, Paul Bowles, David Diamond, and Ned Rorem, The Queer Composition of America's Sound homes in on the role of these artists' self-identification—especially with tonal music, French culture, and homosexuality—in the creation of a musical idiom that even today signifies "America" in commercials, movies, radio and television, and the concert hall.

America's Musical Landscape

America's Musical Landscape
Author: Jean Ferris
Publsiher: WCB/McGraw-Hill
Total Pages: 324
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X002452279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America's Musical Landscape Book Review:

This text addresses the broad range of music in the United States from early periods to today, presenting this rich tapestry of sound in its historical and cultural context. Its reasonable length, readability, and logical organization make the text a useful and attractive means of furthering appreciation of the musical heritage of the United States. Frequent connections to other arts, particularly the visual arts, add to the book's appeal and enhance understanding of core musical concepts. The text also offers an elegant and readable introduction to the fundamentals of music. To order the text packaged with a set of three CDs of recorded examples, at a discounted price, use ISBN 0-07-304387-7.

Audiotopia

Audiotopia
Author: Josh Kun
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2005-11
ISBN 10: 0520244249
ISBN 13: 9780520244245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Audiotopia Book Review:

“With Audiotopia, Kun emerges as a pre-eminent analyst, interpreter, and theorist of inter-ethnic dialogue in US music, literature, and visual art. This book is a guide to how scholarship will look in the future—the first fully realized product of a new generation of scholars thrown forth by tumultuous social ferment and eager to talk about the world that they see emerging around them.”—George Lipsitz, author of Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture "The range and depth of Audiotopia is thrilling. It's not only that Josh Kun knows so much-it's that he knows what to make of what he knows."—Greil Marcus, author of Lipstick Traces: A Secret History of the 20th Century "The way Josh Kun writes about what he hears, the way he unravels word, sound, and power is breathtaking, provocative, and original. A bold, expansive, and lyrical book, Audiotopia is a record of crossings, textures, tangents, and ideas you will want to play again and again."—Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

Singing Out

Singing Out
Author: David King Dunaway,Molly Beer
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2010-04-14
ISBN 10: 9780199702947
ISBN 13: 0199702942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Singing Out Book Review:

Intimate, anecdotal, and spell-binding, Singing Out offers a fascinating oral history of the North American folk music revivals and folk music. Culled from more than 150 interviews recorded from 1976 to 2006, this captivating story spans seven decades and cuts across a wide swath of generations and perspectives, shedding light on the musical, political, and social aspects of this movement. The narrators highlight many of the major folk revival figures, including Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon, Phil Ochs, Mary Travers, Don McLean, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie, Ry Cooder, and Holly Near. Together they tell the stories of such musical groups as the Composers' Collective, the Almanac Singers, People's Songs, the Weavers, the New Lost City Ramblers, and the Freedom Singers. Folklorists, musicians, musicologists, writers, activists, and aficionados reveal not only what happened during the folk revivals, but what it meant to those personally and passionately involved. For everyone who ever picked up a guitar, fiddle, or banjo, this will be a book to give and cherish. Extensive notes, bibliography, and discography, plus a photo section.

The Accordion in the Americas

The Accordion in the Americas
Author: Helena Simonett
Publsiher: University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0252037200
ISBN 13: 9780252037207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Accordion in the Americas Book Review:

An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable "one-man-orchestra" capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass all at once. This rich collection considers the accordion and its myriad forms, from the concertina, button accordion, and piano accordion familiar in European and North American music to the more exotic-sounding South American bandoneón and the sanfoninha. Capturing the instrument's spread and adaptation to many different cultures in North and South America, contributors illuminate how the accordion factored into power struggles over aesthetic values between elites and working-class people who often were members of immigrant and/or marginalized ethnic communities. Specific histories and cultural contexts discussed include the accordion in Brazil, Argentine tango, accordion traditions in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, cross-border accordion culture between Mexico and Texas, Cajun and Creole identity, working-class culture near Lake Superior, the virtuoso Italian-American and Klezmer accordions, Native American dance music, and American avant-garde. Contributors are María Susana Azzi, Egberto Bermúdez, Mark DeWitt, Joshua Horowitz, Sydney Hutchinson, Marion Jacobson, James P. Leary, Megwen Loveless, Richard March, Cathy Ragland, Helena Simonett, Jared Snyder, Janet L. Sturman, and Christine F. Zinni. An invention of the Industrial Revolution, the accordion provided the less affluent with an inexpensive, loud, portable, and durable "one-man-orchestra" capable of producing melody, harmony, and bass all at once. Imported from Europe into the Americas, the accordion with its distinctive sound became a part of the aural landscape for millions of people but proved to be divisive: while the accordion formed an integral part of working-class musical expression, bourgeois commentators often derided it as vulgar and tasteless. This rich collection considers the accordion and its myriad forms, from the concertina, button accordion, and piano accordion familiar in European and North American music to the exotic-sounding South American bandoneón and the sanfoninha. Capturing the instrument's spread and adaptation to many different cultures in North and South America, contributors illuminate how the accordion factored into power struggles over aesthetic values between elites and working-class people who often were members of immigrant and/or marginalized ethnic communities. Specific histories and cultural contexts discussed include the accordion in Brazil, Argentine tango, accordion traditions in Colombia, cross-border accordion culture between Mexico and Texas, Cajun and Creole identity, working-class culture near Lake Superior, the virtuoso Italian-American and Klezmer accordions, Native American dance music, and American avant-garde. Contributors are María Susana Azzi, Egberto Bermúdez, Mark DeWitt, Joshua Horowitz, Sydney Hutchinson, Marion Jacobson, James P. Leary, Megwen Loveless, Richard March, Cathy Ragland, Helena Simonett, Jared Snyder, Janet L. Sturman, and Christine F. Zinni.

American Music Since 1910

American Music Since 1910
Author: Virgil Thomson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 204
Release: 1971
ISBN 10: 9780030914843
ISBN 13: 0030914841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Music Since 1910 Book Review:

America's Musical Life

America's Musical Life
Author: Richard Crawford
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 976
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780393327267
ISBN 13: 0393327264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America's Musical Life Book Review:

An illustrated history of America's musical heritage ranges from the earliest examples of Native American traditional song to the innovative sound of contemporary rock and jazz.

America's Musical Landscape

America's Musical Landscape
Author: Jean Ferris
Publsiher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105111563511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America's Musical Landscape Book Review:

America’s Musical Landscape is an entertaining survey of the growth and development of the arts in America that follows the chronological thread of American music as its guide. The author treats artists and their works as integrated events - as tiles in the mosaic of American culture. For readers unfamiliar with the technical elements of music, the text also offers an elegant and readable introduction to the fundamentals of music and is available with a three-CD set of recorded examples.

How The Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll

How The Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll
Author: Elijah Wald
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-10-01
ISBN 10: 019975697X
ISBN 13: 9780199756971
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How The Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll Book Review:

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll is an alternative history of American music that, instead of recycling the familiar cliches of jazz and rock, looks at what people were playing, hearing and dancing to over the course of the 20th century, using a wealth of original research, curious quotations, and an irreverent fascination with the oft-despised commercial mainstream.

Indigenous Pop

Indigenous Pop
Author: Jeff Berglund,Jan Johnson,Kimberli Lee
Publsiher: University of Arizona Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN 10: 0816509441
ISBN 13: 9780816509447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indigenous Pop Book Review:

"This book is an interdisciplinary discussion of popular music performed and created by American Indian musicians, providing an important window into history, politics, and tribal communities as it simultaneously complements literary, historiographic, anthropological, and sociological discussions of Native culture"--Provided by publisher.

America, the Band

America, the Band
Author: Jude Warne
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN 10: 1538120968
ISBN 13: 9781538120965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

America, the Band Book Review:

As if recovering from a raucous dream of the 1960s, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek arrived on 1970s American radio with a sound that echoed disenchanted hearts of young people everywhere. The three American boys had named their band after a country they’d watched and dreamt of from their London childhood Air Force base homes. What was this country? This new band? Classic and timeless, America embodied the dreams of a nation desperate to emerge from the desert and finally give their horse a name. Celebrating the band’s fiftieth anniversary, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell share stories of growing up, growing together, and growing older. Journalist Jude Warne weaves original interviews with Beckley, Bunnell, and many others into a dynamic cultural history of America, the band, and America, the nation. Reliving hits like “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man,” and of course, “A Horse with No Name” from their 19 studio albums and incomparable live recordings, this book offers readers a new appreciation of what makes some music unforgettable and timeless. As America’s music stays in rhythm with the heartbeats of its millions of fans, new fans feel the draw of a familiar emotion. They’ve felt it before in their hearts and thanks to America, they can now hear it, share it, and sing along.