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This concise, accessible text describes American music as a panorama of distinct yet parallel streams--vernacular, sacred, and classical--that reflect the diverse character of the United States. Comparing and contrasting musical styles across regions and time, Candelaria delivers a vision of American music both exuberant and inventive--a music that arises out of the history and musical traditions of the many immigrants to America's shores.
- Audio selections are available on CDs as well as in streaming audio format, via a Spotify playlist, and as downloads via a Sony Music download access card.
- CourseMate, the book's website, delivers timed listening guides, illustrations, additional cultural context for the audio selections, and access to an eBook--tools to help students succeed in the course.
- Extensive references and additional listening suggestions encourage students to explore on their own.
- Coverage of the most recent musical traditions to join the American panorama--Mexican, Asian, and Arabic--speaks to the musical heritage and listening preferences of many of today's students.
- Listening Cues point students toward noteworthy characteristics of an audio selection.
- The organization focuses the reader's attention on the styles and genres most representative of the character of American music. Also, the text's topical organization allows instructors great flexibility in designing their courses without sacrificing the historical context of each musical style and genre.
- Musical selections include nearly 100 tracks, more selections than any other book. These musical selections illustrate the roots, influences, and moments that define American music.
- Frequent cross-referencing of the recordings in the text shows the roots of one style in another and the influence one style has had on another. Approximately 100 photographs with extensive captions capture the music's historical context.
- Key Terms at the end of each chapter highlight important concepts and aid in study and review.
1. The English-Celtic Tradition.
2. The African American Tradition.
3. The American Indian Tradition.
4. Latino Traditions.
5. Diverse Traditions: French, Scandinavian, Arab, and Asian.
6. Folk Music as an Instrument of Advocacy.
Part II: THREE OFFSPRING OF THE RURAL SOUTH.
7. Country Music.
8. The Blues.
9. Rock Music.
Part III: POPULAR SACRED MUSIC.
10. From Psalm Tune to Rural Revivalism.
11. Urban Revivalism and Gospel Music.
Part IV: POPULAR SECULAR MUSIC.
12. Secular Music in the Cities from Colonial Times to the Age of Andrew Jackson.
13. Popular Musical Theater and Opera from the Age of Andrew Jackson to the Present.
14. Popular Music from the Jacksonian Era to the Advent of Rock.
Part V: JAZZ AND ITS FORERUNNERS.
15. Ragtime and Precursors of Jazz.
Part VI: CLASSICAL MUSIC.
17. The Search for an American Identity.
18. Twentieth-Century Innovation and the Contemporary World.
19. Film Music.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
The core of the text, the selections in this collection illustrate the breadth and depth of American music with more recordings than any other text on American music. The apt and exuberant selections--particularly in all the folk, sacred, and early popular styles--not only define important moments in the musical history of the United States, but, as with previous editions, destine the CD set for the student's permanent home library.
CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with teaching and learning resources including timed Listening Guides for all audio selections, an interactive ebook, quizzes, projects, Spotify playlists, and a password-protected Instructor's Manual.
The core of the text, the selections in this collection illustrate the breadth and depth of American music with more recordings than any other text on American music. The apt and exuberant selections-particularly in all the folk, sacred, and early popular styles-not only define important moments in the musical history of the United States, but, as with previous editions, destine the CD set for your permanent home library.
CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. In Cengage Learning's CourseMate you will find rich learning resources, including timed Listening Guides for all audio selections, Spotify playlists, an interactive eBook, projects, and quizzes.