Enhance your understanding of the culture behind American popular music with AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: A MULTICULTURAL HISTORY! With detailed, easy-to-understand explanations of key musical concepts and terms, this music text tells the story of American popular music from the different cultural perspectives that made significant contributions to its development. A critical listening approach throughout helps you develop your music listening skills as a form of critical reflection. Historical timelines at the beginning of each chapter provide you with a practical chronological framework that helps you interpret and integrate musical, cultural and historic events.
Publisher: Cengage Learning, Inc
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 835 g
Dimensions: 254 x 203 x 25 mm
Edition: New edition
1. The Language of Music: New Perspectives For Listening. Part I: AFRICAN AMERICAN ROOTS?THE EMERGENCE OF THE DOMINANT CULTURE OF AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC. 2. African Origins and Influences. 3. From Minstrelsy to the Blues. 4. Early Jazz: From Ragtime to Swing. Part II: EUROPEAN AMERICAN TRADITIONS AND INFLUENCES. 5. From Hymns to Wind Bands. 6. The Golden Age of American Popular Song. 7. Country Music. Part III: LATIN MUSICS IN AMERICA FORM A NEW BLEND. 8. America's Afro-Caribbean and Latin Musical Heritage. 9. Chicano and Mexican Popular Music in America. Part IV: NATIVE AMERICAN AND ASIAN INFLUENCES. 10. Native American Popular Music. 11. Asian and Pacific American Popular Musics. Part V: FROM MODERN JAZZ TO HIP HOP?60 YEARS OF EVOLVING TRADITIONS. 12. From Bebop to Acid Jazz. 13. Early R&B and Rock: The Late 40s and the 50s. 14. Girl Groups, Surf Music, and Soul. 15. Folk-Rock, the British Invasion, and Psychedelia. 16. R&B and Its Descendents After the 60s. 17. Rock After the 60s.