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Popular Music in America: And The Beat Goes On, 3rd Edition

  • Michael Campbell Arizona State University
  • ISBN-10: 0495505307  |  ISBN-13: 9780495505303
  • 384 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006, 1996
  • © 2009 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.75
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About

Overview

This refreshingly current, best-selling text provides a highly readable, chronological examination of the roots and history of American popular music, from 1840 to the present. The focus is on basic music fundamentals as well as the elements of each style; the heritage and diversity of popular music; the underlying kinship among its many styles; and the evolution of popular music from minstrel show music to rap and alternative. The text’s opening chapter introduces students to the elements of popular music through a familiar musical example. The text is available with an exclusive, high-quality "heritage" 3-CD set that contains each selection discussed in depth in the first two thirds of the book: from the early twentieth century through the 1960s. The remaining examples may be accessed via online iTunes and Rhapsody playlists (or from the student’s music collection). When packaged with the text, the CDs are available at a substantial discount.

Features and Benefits

  • Listening Guides for each CD-set selection walk students through each piece in depth, helping them hear and identify key elements of popular music.
  • End-of-chapter "Looking Back, Looking Ahead" recaps review the chapter and point the way toward future chapters.
  • End-of-chapter "Terms to Know" help students review the chapter’s glossary terms one more time.
  • Marginal icons identify whether selections are available on the CD set or in online playlists.
  • "Active Listening Guides" play along with CDs to lead students through each selection as they listen.

Table of Contents

1. A Matter of Style: Describing 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, Gospel, Country, and Folk Music, 1925-1950.
7. Latin Music in the United States.
8. On the Charts, 1945-1954.
9. Rock ’n’ Roll, 1954-1964.
10. The Rock Revolution: Rock and Black Music in the 1960s.
11. Reactions to Rock: Established Styles in the Early Rock Era.
12. Rock and R&B in the 1970s.
13. Funk, Reggae, Disco, Punk: New Trends of the Late 1970s.
14. Electronica and Rap.
15. Beyond Rock: Pop, Rock, and R&B in the 1980s.
16. Alternatives: Alternative, Heavy Metal, and Grunge after 1980.
17. A World of Music: Popular Music at the Turn of a New Century.
Glossary.
Index.

What's New

  • A full-color, magazine-like design draws students into the material and keeps them reading.
  • The Table of Contents has been thoroughly revised to proceed more chronologically and to consolidate coverage of individual genres, such as blues and Latin music.
  • The CD set includes 12 additional selections, and more selections by female artists.
  • More concise elements "to Listen For" and "to Remember" give students key information that they will need to understand and identify selections for exams and after.
  • Playlists are available online at Rhapsody and iTunes for selections from the last third of the book, accompanied by downloadable PDF Listening Guides, and playlists for the entire book are available at YouTube.com.

Learning Resource Bundles

Choose the textbook packaged with the resources that best meet your course and student needs. Contact your Learning Consultant for more information.

Bundle: Text + Resource Center Printed Access Card + 3-CD Set

ISBN-10: 0495776246 | ISBN-13: 9780495776246

List Price = $289.95  | CengageBrain Price = $289.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $215.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • Popular Music in America: And The Beat Goes On
    List Price = $161.95  | CengageBrain Price = $161.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.75
  • 3-CD Set
    List Price = $128.95  | CengageBrain Price = $128.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.25
  • Resource Center Printed Access Card
    List Price = $28.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $21.00


Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant.

Instructor Supplements

Resource Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495568295 | ISBN-13: 9780495568292)

This resource center includes downloadable Active Listening Guides; links to iTunes, Rhapsody, and YouTube playlists; playlists for the last third of the book; downloadable PF Listening Guides; tutorial quizzes; glossary and flashcards.

List Price = $28.00  | CengageBrain Price = $28.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.00

3-CD Set  (ISBN-10: 049556611X | ISBN-13: 9780495566113)

A 3-CD set containing 79 pieces that correlate with the Listening Guides in the text and play in conjunction with the downloadable Active Listening Guides.

List Price = $128.95  | CengageBrain Price = $128.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.25

eBank Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 0495566136 | ISBN-13: 9780495566137)

Contains chapter summaries, teaching suggestions, and multiple-choice and true/false questions.

Instructor’s Edition  (ISBN-10: 0495566128 | ISBN-13: 9780495566120)

Bundle: Text + 3-CD Set  (ISBN-10: 0495759481 | ISBN-13: 9780495759485)

List Price = $289.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $215.00

Bundle: Text + Resource Center Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495774227 | ISBN-13: 9780495774228)

List Price = $161.95  | CengageBrain Price = $161.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.75

Student Supplements

Resource Center Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495568295 | ISBN-13: 9780495568292)

This resource center includes downloadable Active Listening Guides; links to iTunes, Rhapsody, and YouTube playlists; playlists for the last third of the book; downloadable PDF Listening Guides; tutorial quizzes; glossary and flashcards.

List Price = $28.00  | CengageBrain Price = $28.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $28.00

3-CD Set  (ISBN-10: 049556611X | ISBN-13: 9780495566113)

A 3-CD set containing 79 pieces that correlate with the Listening Guides in the text and play in conjunction with the downloadable Active Listening Guides.

List Price = $128.95  | CengageBrain Price = $128.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $95.25

Bundle: Text + 3-CD Set  (ISBN-10: 0495759481 | ISBN-13: 9780495759485)

List Price = $289.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $215.00

Bundle: Text + Resource Center Printed Access Card  (ISBN-10: 0495774227 | ISBN-13: 9780495774228)

List Price = $161.95  | CengageBrain Price = $161.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $119.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Michael Campbell

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. He also performs all of the piano selections included with this textbook.