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Genre: Music
Date Book: 1989
Editor by: Popular Press
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Languages: English, French and German

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: Music
Date Book: 2013-03-27
Editor by: ABC-CLIO
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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: Music
Date Book: 2013-03-27
Editor by: ABC-CLIO
Format Book: PDF, ePUB & Audiobooks
Download: 484
Languages: English, French and German

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: Music
Date Book: 2016-01-30
Editor by: Boydell & Brewer
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Languages: English, French and German

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

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Genre: Music
Date Book: 2006
Editor by: Schirmer Books
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Languages: English, French and German

AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: A MULTICULTURAL HISTORY offers an innovative approach to popular music appreciation. The book treats major cultural sources, including African American, Latino, and European American styles and artists, in chronological fashion while also investigating less-visible cultural influences. The history of popular music in America offers an excellent example of cultural exchange. No other college textbook in publication addresses the subject of American popular music from a multicultural perspective in this thorough manner.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Date Book: 2010-02-19
Editor by: Mark Twain Media
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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: Music
Date Book: 2000
Editor by: Psychology Press
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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: Music
Date Book: 2014-02-04
Editor by: Routledge
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Languages: English, French and German

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

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Genre: Music
Date Book: 2013-10-15
Editor by: Routledge
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Languages: English, French and German

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

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Genre: Music
Date Book: 2008-10-01
Editor by: Yale University Press
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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”