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American Popular Music: A Multicultural History, 1st Edition

  • Glenn Appell Diablo Valley College
  • David Hemphill San Francisco State University
  • ISBN-10: 0155062298  |  ISBN-13: 9780155062290
  • 480 Pages
  • © 2006 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $122.75
 

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Overview

AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: A MULTICULTURAL HISTORY provides a sweeping broad-based survey that also tells the story of American popular music from African American, European American, Latino, Asian, and Native American perspectives. With detailed, easy-to-understand explanations of key musical concepts and terms, this text integrates a critical listening approach using "CD Listening exercises" that work in conjunction with the available CD set. It also enables students to compare and contrast the musical, cultural, and societal elements covered, so they easily comprehend the important styles and influential artists that have contributed to the development of American popular music.

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Table of Contents

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.

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Bundle: Text + 2-CD Set

ISBN-10: 0495071293 | ISBN-13: 9780495071297

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Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

This approach is much needed in general, and particularly in music, where influences of diverse cultures are of such importance. Thank you for creating this book.

— Barry Salwen, Uniiversity of North Carolina at Wilmington

Excellent sense detail and interest in the writing. There are just enough details and facts on each artist to give an overall sense of who they were/are but not so much info that it blunts the impact of the major points or obscures larger concepts.

— Guy Cantwell, Cabrillo College

This text is very up-to-date; the discussion is carried to the present and music that students are likely to know or have heard about.

— Roberta Freund Schwartz, University of Kansas

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2-CD Set  (ISBN-10: 015506245X | ISBN-13: 9780155062450)

Includes both classic historical recordings discussed in the text and in the text’s Listening Exercises, as well as original recordings arranged by the authors for demonstrating specific musical components of the text.

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Bundle: Text + 2-CD Set  (ISBN-10: 0495071293 | ISBN-13: 9780495071297)

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.

List Price = $277.95  | CengageBrain Price = $277.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $206.25