Author : Timothy E. Scheurer
Publisher : Popular Press
Release :1989
Total pages :267
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0879724684

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.

Author : David Ewen
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release :1977
Total pages :850
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0130224421

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

Author : Timothy E. Scheurer
Publisher : Popular Press
Release :1989
Total pages :190
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0879724668

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.

Author : Larry Starr,Christopher Alan Waterman
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release :2013
Total pages :598
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 0199859116

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.

Author : Glenn Appell,David Hemphill
Publisher : Schirmer Books
Release :2006
Total pages :464
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114205466

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.

Author : the late Russell Sanjek
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release :1988-07-28
Total pages :494
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780195364620

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.

Author : Allen Forte,Richard Lalli,Gary Chapman
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release :2008-10-01
Total pages :240
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : 9780300133356

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”

Author : Russell Sanjek
Publisher :
Release :1988
Total pages :329
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UCSC:32106019468922

Author : David Lee Joyner
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Humanities Social
Release :2008-06-27
Total pages :330
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131739984

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.

Author : Larry Starr,Christopher Alan Waterman
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release :2010
Total pages :537
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES
ISBN : UOM:39015084159139

The most complete, colorful, and authoritative package of its kind, American Popular Music: From Minstrelsy to MP3, Third Edition, examines popular music in the United States from its beginnings into the 21st century. Highlighting the contributions of diverse groups, Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman trace the development of jazz, blues, country, rock, hip-hop, and other popular styles. They combine an in-depth treatment of the music itself--including discussions of stylistic elements and analyses of musical examples--with solid coverage of attendant historical, social, and cultural circumstances. NEW TO THE THIRD EDITION * Significantly expanded coverage of the Latin American stream of influence throughout, including Latin music in the big-band era, the mambo craze of the 1950s, bossa nova, and salsa * Thoroughly updated discussions of online distribution models, technology, and new trends in popular music * Exact timings included in the in-text listening guides to help students orient themselves as they use the two in-text audio CDs * New appendix--"Understanding Rhythm and Form"--illustrating the basic musical concepts of beat, tempo, rhythm, and form * A FREE six-month subscription to the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, Fourth Edition Online ($120.00 value!) Remarkably accessible and student-friendly, the third edition also offers: * Detailed in-text listening charts that explain the most important elements of recordings discussed at length in the text * Boxed inserts on significant individuals, recordings, and cultural issues, with an illustrated timeline at the back of the book * An iMix (published at iTunes) * An updated Companion Website (www.oup.com/us/popmusic) containing resources for both instructors (PowerPoint lecture slides, assignments and exercises, filmographies, and review/discussion questions) and students (chapter outlines, brief biographies, flashcards, and weblinks) * A free Instructor's Manual and Computerized Test Bank on CD