An Introduction to America s Music

An Introduction to America s Music


  • Release: 2001-01-01
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 555 page
  • ISBN: 039397409X
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This is the 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 as slaves, the book reveals how this heritage was developed and enhanced in the 19th and 20th centuries to produce the music we hear today. The three-CD set contains historically appropriate recordings of 70 works discussed in the book and is accompanied by listening guides.

Music Cultures in the United States

Music Cultures in the United States


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 428 page
  • ISBN: 0415965888
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'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.

Jazz  Collins Need to Know

Jazz Collins Need to Know


  • Release: 2014-04-24
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9780007582037
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The story of the development of jazz and the extraordinary jazz legends who changed the face of music.

America s Musical Life

America s Musical Life


  • Release: 2005
  • Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 976 page
  • ISBN: 0393327264
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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.

Audiotopia

Audiotopia


  • Release: 2005-11
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 302 page
  • ISBN: 9780520244245
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“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

African American Music

African American Music


  • Release: 2014-11-13
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 466 page
  • 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.