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American Popular Music: The age of rock

American Popular Music: The age of rock
  • Author : Timothy E. Scheurer
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 1989
  • ISBN : 9780879724689
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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: The nineteenth century and Tin Pan Alley

American Popular Music: The nineteenth century and Tin Pan Alley
  • Author : Timothy E. Scheurer
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 1989
  • ISBN : 9780879724665
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

Traditions, Institutions, and American Popular Music

Traditions, Institutions, and American Popular Music
  • Author : John Covach,Walter Everett
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9789057551208
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

American Popular Music and Its Business

American Popular Music and Its Business
  • Author : the late Russell Sanjek
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 1988-07-28
  • ISBN : 0195364627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music

Encyclopedia of Latin American Popular Music
  • Author : George Torres
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2013-03-27
  • ISBN : 0313087946
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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

American Popular Music, Grades 5 - 8

American Popular Music, Grades 5 - 8
  • Author : Mark Ammons
  • Publisher : Mark Twain Media
  • Release : 2010-02-19
  • ISBN : 1580375553
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

American Popular Music in Britain's Raj

American Popular Music in Britain's Raj
  • Author : Bradley G. Shope
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer
  • Release : 2016-01-30
  • ISBN : 158046548X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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

Women in American Popular Music

Women in American Popular Music
  • Author : S. Kay Hoke
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-13
  • ISBN : 0253010128
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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.

A Century of American Popular Music

A Century of American Popular Music
  • Author : David A. Jasen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-10-15
  • ISBN : 1135352712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

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

Born in the U.S.A.: The Myth of American Popular Music from Colonial Times to the Present

Born in the U.S.A.: The Myth of American Popular Music from Colonial Times to the Present
  • Author : Timothy E. Scheurer
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2012-01-20
  • ISBN : 1604738073
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This is the first study to explore fully the myth of America as reflected in the nation's popular music. Beginning with the songs of the Pilgrims and continuing through more than two centuries of history and music, Born in the U.S.A. shows the emerging American myth and gives a close reading of the compositions of songwriters as diverse as William Billings, Henry Clay Work, Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen.So that the full and diverse narrative of this complex nation might be recorded, this insightful study is focused both upon the national myth and upon the songwriters and performers representing subcultures and alternative viewpoints that are the text of America's story. Through hymnlike paeans and through discordant lamentations protesting the realities of the contemporary workaday world, popular music is an astonishing mirror of American history.