American Popular Music

American Popular Music
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Author: Larry Starr,Christopher Alan Waterman
Pages: 598
ISBN: 0199859116
Release: 2013
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

American Popular Music

American Popular Music
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Author: David Lee Joyner
Pages: 336
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131739984
Release: 2008-06-27
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This text provides an overview of the four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Each genre is approached chronologically with the emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects of the music. Readers will appreciate Joyner's engaging writing style and come away with the fundamental skills needed to listen critically to a variety of popular music styles.

American Popular Music The age of rock

American Popular Music  The age of rock
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Author: Timothy E. Scheurer
Pages: 267
ISBN: 0879724684
Release: 1989
Editor: Popular Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

American Popular Music

American Popular Music
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Author: Glenn Appell,David Hemphill
Pages: 464
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114205466
Release: 2006
Editor: Schirmer Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Appell (jazz studies, Diablo Valley College) and Hemphill (graduate studies, research, and development, San Francisco State University) offer a textbook for popular music, humanities, or cultural studies courses, organized by the musical influences of particular cultural groups--African American, European American, Latin, Native American and Asian--rather than a strict chronological approach. This is followed by a section tracing modern jazz to hip hop. They survey a broad range of styles, from minstrelsy, blues, hymns, and wind bands to Chicano music, Afro-Caribbean music, bebop, acid jazz, girl groups, folk-rock, the British invasion, R&B, and rock.

American Popular Music

American Popular Music
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Author: Larry Starr,Christopher Alan Waterman
Pages: 598
ISBN: 0199316694
Release: 2013
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

American Popular Song

American Popular Song
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Author: Alec Wilder
Pages: 536
ISBN: WISC:89089330310
Release: 1975
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Surveys the development of popular music in twentieth-century America highlighting the careers of six outstanding composers

American Popular Music

American Popular Music
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Author: Larry Starr,Christopher Alan Waterman
Pages: 641
ISBN: 0190632992
Release: 2018
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Exploring the rich terrain of American popular music, this text combines cultural and social history coverage with the analytical study of musical styles using well-chosen examples and insightful commentary. This new edition traces the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, hip-hop, andother popular genres from their multicultural roots to the digital world of the twenty-first century.

American Popular Music Grades 5 8

American Popular Music  Grades 5   8
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Author: Mark Ammons
Pages: 96
ISBN: 9781580379830
Release: 2010-08-06
Editor: Mark Twain Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 America’s 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.

American Popular Music The nineteenth century and Tin Pan Alley

American Popular Music  The nineteenth century and Tin Pan Alley
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Author: Timothy E. Scheurer
Pages: 190
ISBN: 0879724668
Release: 1989
Editor: Popular Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

A Century of American Popular Music

A Century of American Popular Music
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Author: David A. Jasen
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781135352714
Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

Women in American Popular Music

Women in American Popular Music
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Author: S. Kay Hoke
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780253010124
Release: 2012-12-13
Editor: Indiana University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Women in American Popular Music features composers, performers, patrons, musical contexts and an expanded view of women in music in America. This enlightening e-book short is a good source of programming ideas for performers and a handy resource for music lovers.

American Popular Music

American Popular Music
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Author: Rachel Rubin,Jeffrey Paul Melnick,Rachel Rubin Wolf
Pages: 280
ISBN: 1558492674
Release: 2001
Editor: Amherst [MA] : University of Massachusetts Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Designed as a broad introductory survey, and written by experts in the field, this book examines the rise of American music over the 20th century - the period in which that music came into its own and achieved unprecedented popularity. Beginning with a look at music as a business, 11 essays explore a variety of popular musical genres, including Tin Pan Alley, blues, jazz, country, gospel, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, folk, rap, and Mexican American corridos. Reading these essays, we come to see that the forms created by one group often appeal to, and are in turn influenced by, other groups - across lines of race, ethnicity, class, gender, region and age.

Listening to Classic American Popular Songs

Listening to Classic American Popular Songs
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Author: Allen Forte,Richard Lalli,Gary Chapman
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780300133356
Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Yale University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the twenties, thirties, and forties, now-legendary American songwriters and lyricists created a repertoire of popular songs, songs that have captured the hearts of generations of music lovers. George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael and many others, along with such lyricists as Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, and Dorothy Fields, produced extraordinary songs of signal importance to the American musical heritage. In this book Allen Forte shares his love of American popular song. He discusses in detail twenty-three songs, ranging from Gershwin’s “Fascinating Rhythm” (1924) to Irving Berlin’s “Steppin’ Out with My Baby” (1947), guiding readers and listeners toward a deeper appreciation of this vital and engaging music. Forte writes for the general reader, assuming no background other than a familiarity with basic music notation. Each song is discussed individually and includes complete lyrics and simple leadsheet notation. Forte discusses the songs’ distinctive musical features and their sophisticated, often touching and witty lyrics. Readers can follow the music while they listen to the accompanying compact disc, which was specially recorded for this volume by baritone Richard Lalli and pianist-arranger Gary Chapman, with Allen Forte, pianist-arranger for “Embraceable You” and “Come Rain or Come Shine”. Learn about these favorite songs and more: “How Long Has This Been Going On?” “What Is This Thing Called Love?” “Embraceable You” “Autumn in New York” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” “The Nearness of You” “That Old Black Magic” “Come Rain or Come Shine”

American Popular Music and Its Business

American Popular Music and Its Business
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Author: the late Russell Sanjek
Pages: 494
ISBN: 9780195364620
Release: 1988-07-28
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Volume two concentrates exclusively on music activity in the United States in the nineteenth century. Among the topics discussed are how changing technology affected the printing of music, the development of sheet music publishing, the growth of the American musical theater, popular religious music, black music (including spirituals and ragtime), music during the Civil War, and finally "music in the era of monopoly," including such subjects as copyright, changing technology and distribution, invention of the phonograph, copyright revision, and the establishment of Tin Pan Alley.

Hole in Our Soul

Hole in Our Soul
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Author: Martha Bayles
Pages: 453
ISBN: 0226039595
Release: 1996-05-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

From Queen Latifa to Count Basie, Madonna to Monk, Hole in Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music traces popular music back to its roots in jazz, blues, country, and gospel through the rise in rock 'n' roll and the emergence of heavy metal, punk, and rap. Yet despite the vigor and balance of these musical origins, Martha Bayles argues, something has gone seriously wrong, both with the sound of popular music and the sensibility it expresses. Bayles defends the tough, affirmative spirit of Afro-American music against the strain of artistic modernism she calls 'perverse.' She describes how perverse modernism was grafted onto popular music in the late 1960s, and argues that the result has been a cult of brutality and obscenity that is profoundly anti-musical. Unlike other recent critics of popular music, Bayles does not blame the problem on commerce. She argues that culture shapes the market and not the other way around. Finding censorship of popular music "both a practical and a constitutional impossibility," Bayles insists that "an informed shift in public tastes may be our only hope of reversing the current malignant mood."

The Ballad in American Popular Music

The Ballad in American Popular Music
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Author: David Metzer
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781107161528
Release: 2017-09-21
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first book to explore the ballad's history and emotional appeal, surveying seventy years of the genre in modern America.

Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley
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Author: Isaac Goldberg,Edward Jablonski
Pages: 371
ISBN: UCSC:32106001382826
Release: 1961
Editor: New York : F.Ungar Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The author looks at the history of Tin Pan Alley, the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated popular music in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

All the Years of American Popular Music

All the Years of American Popular Music
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Author: David Ewen
Pages: 850
ISBN: 0130224421
Release: 1977
Editor: Prentice Hall

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

North American Popular Music

North American Popular Music
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Author: Glenn Appell,David Hemphill,Matthew Vander Woude
Pages: 363
ISBN: 0176441263
Release: 2009-03-27
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

North American Popular Music looks at the history of popular music in the 20th century, from its roots in African American culture, through musical theatre and country music, and finally through the explosion of popular music with the advent of radio, television, and mass culture in the late 20th century.

Supremely American

Supremely American
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Author: Nicholas E. Tawa
Pages: 331
ISBN: 0810852950
Release: 2005
Editor: Scarecrow Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is a study of the way in which popular words and music relate to American life. The question of what popular song was, and why it came into existence, as well as how each song fit within the context of the larger 20th Century society are considered and explained clearly and fruitfully. Songs of the Jazz Age and Swing Era are considered primarily in terms of song-types and their relation to the times. Post World War II songs are shown to have splintered into a multitude of different styles and variations within each style. Many 20th Century songs came to be closely identified with particular singers and performance groups, shifting the attention to the styles identified with particular performers and the audiences they reached. Tawa avoids overly-technical vocabulary, making this examination of hundreds of popular songs accessible to a wide variety of readers seeking to better their understanding of the often perplexing musical landscape of the time.