This concise, accessible book describes American music as a panorama of distinct yet parallel streams--hip-hop and Latin; folk and country; gospel and classical; jazz, blues, and rock--that reflect the uniquely diverse character of the United States. Comparing and contrasting musical styles across regions and time, the author 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 Americaas shores. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.The musical accompaniment was kept simple and carried out on the piano, the harmonium (reed organ), or the guitara instruments found in the homes of middle-class ... Other imports from the British Isles were popular and helped set the American parlor song on its course. ... the Jacksonian Era to the Advent of Rock 211.
|Title||:||American Music: A Panorama, Concise|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2014-01-01|