An Introduction to America s Music

An Introduction to America s Music
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Author: Richard Crawford,Larry Hamberlin
Pages: 557
ISBN: 0393935310
Release: 2013
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Richard Crawford,Larry Hamberlin
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393668282
Release: 2018-10
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

An Introduction to America s Music

An Introduction to America s Music
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Author: Richard Crawford
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393602508
Release: 2018-10
Editor: Unknown

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Jazz Collins Need to Know

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

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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

A Historian s Introduction to Early American Music

A Historian s Introduction to Early American Music
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Author: Richard Crawford
Pages: 298
ISBN: OCLC:192112446
Release: 1980
Editor: Unknown

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America s Musical Life

America s Musical Life
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Author: Richard Crawford
Pages: 976
ISBN: 0393327264
Release: 2005
Editor: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Music Cultures in the United States

Music Cultures in the United States
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Author: Ellen Koskoff
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781135888817
Release: 2005-08-17
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Audiotopia

Audiotopia
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Author: Josh Kun
Pages: 302
ISBN: 9780520244245
Release: 2005-11
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“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

An Introduction to America s Music

An Introduction to America s Music
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Author: Richard Crawford
Pages: 576
ISBN: 0393944077
Release: 2001-02-26
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Beginning with the music of Native Americans and continuing with traditions introduced by European colonizers and Africans brought here as slaves, the book reveals how this bountiful heritage was developed and enhanced in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to produce the music we hear today.

An Introduction to Music Technology

An Introduction to Music Technology
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Author: Dan Hosken
Pages: 382
ISBN: 9781135966829
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An Introduction to Music Technology, Second Edition provides a clear overview of the essential elements of music technology for today’s musician. This book focuses on the topics that underlie the hardware and software in use today: Sound, Audio, MIDI, Computer Notation, and Computer- Assisted Instruction. Appendices cover necessary computer hardware and software concepts. Written for both music technology majors and non-majors, this textbook introduces fundamental principles and practices so students can learn to work with a wide range of software programs, adapt to new music technologies, and apply music technology in their performance, composition, teaching, and analysis. Features: Thorough explanations of key topics in music technology Content applicable to all software and hardware, not linked to just one piece of software or gear In-depth discussion of digital audio topics, such as sampling rates, resolutions, and file formats Explanations of standard audio plug-ins including dynamics processors, EQs, and delay based effects Coverage of synthesis and sampling in software instruments Pedagogical features, including: Further Reading sections that allow the student to delve deeper into topics of interest Suggested Activities that can be carried out with a variety of different programs Key Terms at the end of each chapter What Do I Need? Chapters covering the types of hardware and software needed in order to put together Audio and MIDI systems A companion website with links to audio examples that demonstrate various concepts, step-by-step tutorials, relevant hardware, software, and additional audio and video resources. The new edition has been fully updated to cover new technologies that have emerged since the first edition, including iOS and mobile platforms, online notation software, alternate controllers, and Open Sound Control (OSC).

Singing Out

Singing Out
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Author: David King Dunaway,Molly Beer
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0199702942
Release: 2010-04-14
Editor: Oxford University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

America s Musical Landscape

America s Musical Landscape
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Author: Jean Ferris
Pages: 324
ISBN: UVA:X002452279
Release: 1993
Editor: WCB/McGraw-Hill

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Recordings for An Introduction to America s Music

Recordings for An Introduction to America s Music
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Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:263571902
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown

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Dvorak to Duke Ellington

Dvorak to Duke Ellington
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Author: Maurice Peress
Pages: 254
ISBN: 9780195098228
Release: 2004-03-25
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Prominent symphony conductor Maurice Peress describes his career conducting the premiers of such works as Leonard Bernstein's 'Mass' & Duke Ellington's 'Queenie Pie'. He traces the great impact of African American music on American music, beginning with the work of Antonin Dvořák.

Introduction to American Music

Introduction to American Music
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Author: Richard Crawford
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393940969
Release: 2002-03
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

An Introduction to America's Music tells the fascinating story of music in the United States, from the sacred music of its earliest days to the jazz and rock that enliven the turn of the millennium. Beginning with the music of Native Americans and continuing with traditions introduced by European colonizers and Africans brought here as slaves, the book reveals how this bountiful heritage was developed and enhanced in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries to produce the music we hear today.

The Queer Composition of America s Sound

The Queer Composition of America s Sound
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Author: Nadine Hubbs
Pages: 293
ISBN: 0520937953
Release: 2004-10-18
Editor: Univ of California Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Jazz

Jazz
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Author: Geoffrey C. Ward
Pages: 480
ISBN: 0712667695
Release: 2001
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Ken Burns and geoffrey Ward bring us the history of the first American music, from its beginnings in Ragtime, Blues and Gospel, through to the present day. JAZZ has been a prism through which so much of American History can be seen - a curious and unusually objective witness to the 20th Century.

Songs of America

Songs of America
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Author: Jon Meacham,Tim McGraw
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780593132968
Release: 2019-06-11
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw “Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo—connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music—by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones. From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the U.S.A.,” Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take readers on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation. Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the twenty-first century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Readers will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Songs of America explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American music and lending deeper meaning to the historical context of such songs as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee,” “God Bless America,” “Over There,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” As Quincy Jones says, Meacham and McGraw have “convened a concert in Songs of America,” one that reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been, and what we, at our best, can be.

To Stretch Our Ears

To Stretch Our Ears
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Author: J. Heywood Alexander
Pages: 508
ISBN: 0393974111
Release: 2002
Editor: W. W. Norton

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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."

Welcome to Jazz

Welcome to Jazz
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Author: Carolyn Sloan
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781523506880
Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Workman Publishing Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

AN INTERACTIVE, SWING-ALONG PICTURE BOOK—WITH 12 SOUND CHIPS! Are you ready to swing? Discover the wonders of jazz: How to get in the groove, what it means to play a solo, and the joy of singing along in a call-and-response. In this interactive swing-along picture book with 12 sound chips, you’ll hear the instruments of jazz—the rhythm section with its banjo, drums, and tuba, and the leads, like the clarinet, trumpet, and trombone. And you’ll hear singers scat, improvising melodies with nonsense syllables like be-bop and doo-we-ah! Along the way, you’ll learn how this unique African American art form started in New Orleans, and how jazz changed over time as innovative musicians like King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Billie Holiday added their own ideas to it. Press the buttons to hear the band, the rhythms, and the singer calling out: “OH WHEN THE SAINTS—oh when the saints…”