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Overview

Michael Campbell’s best-selling POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA, now in its fourth edition, remains the industry standard in breadth of coverage, readability, and musical focus. The text provides a rich account of the evolution of popular music from the mid-19th century to the present. Discussions highlight connections, contrasts, and patterns of influence among artists, styles, and eras. Coverage of listening skills allows students to place music of their choice in context. The Fourth Edition expands the coverage of country, Latin, world, and late 20th century music to give instructors more options to teach the course as they choose to. A major reorganization replaces long chapters with units broken into small chapters to make the material easier for students to read and master. Units are clearly defined by style and timeframe, and chapters feature narrowly focused objectives. This edition features a vibrant, richly illustrated, magazine-like design, plus numerous online resources. Almost all listening examples are available on iTunes via dedicated playlists; instructors who adopt the text will also receives copies of the “heritage 3-CD set” from the 3rd edition for personal, library, and class use.

Michael Campbell, Arizona State University

Michael Campbell is a writer and pianist. A California native, he is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Amherst College and holds a doctorate from Peabody Conservatory, where he studied piano with Leon Fleisher. As a commercial musician, he has assisted such artists as Angela Lansbury, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Bob Hope, Redd Foxx, Ethel Merman and Don McLean. As a concert pianist, he has performed a broad range of repertoire, including his own transcriptions of recordings by Art Tatum, Jelly Roll Morton and other legendary jazz pianists.
  • Expanded coverage of country, Latin, world music, and late 20th century rock, rhythm and blues, pop, rap, and electronica.
  • Clearer, more detailed organization into brief units and chapters lets you easily teach your class in any order you choose.
  • Units are clearly defined by style and timeframe, and chapters feature narrowly focused objectives.
  • More music from which to choose in a book that already provides and discusses more songs, styles, and genres than any other text.
  • Timed Listening Guides for each song, downloadable in PDF, walk the user through each song in depth to hear and identify key elements of popular songs.
  • Focus on the features of a song under the heads “Listen For" and "Remember" give students key information that they will need to understand and identify selections for exams and after.
  • End-of-Unit "Looking Back, Looking Ahead" section reviews the material covered in the unit’s chapters and points the way toward future chapters.
  • All of the songs discussed in the book are available as downloads or at iTunes®, where often 90 seconds are all the student needs to learn the key features of the song. CourseMate includes complete iTunes® and YouTube® playlists.
  • A full-color, magazine-like design that draws students into the material and keeps them reading.
  • Short chapters dedicated to specific topics make it possible to customize your course.
  • A revised table of contents that proceeds more chronologically and consolidates the coverage of individual genres, such as blues and Latin music.
  • New selections that add even more music to a quantity and variety not found in any other book.
1. Talking about Popular Music.
2. The Beginnings of American Popular Music.
3. The Emergence of Black Music.
4. Popular Song in the Modern Era.
5. The Swing Era.
6. In from the Outskirts: Blues and Black Gospel 1925–1950.
7. In from the Outskirts: Country and Folk Music 1925–1950.
8. Latin Music in the United States: 1900s–1950s.
9. Popular Music Matures: Musical Theater, Modern Jazz, and Song Interpretation.
10. Rock and Roll.
11. The Rock Revolution.
12. Latin Music 1950 to the Present.
13. Rock and R&B in the Early 1970s.
14. New Trends of the Late 1970s.
15. Country Music in the Rock Era.
16. Electronica and Rap.
17. Beyond Rock: the 1980s.
18. Alternatives.
19. A World of Music.
20. The 21st Century.

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