America's Musical Landscape

8th Edition
1260085562 · 9781260085563
America's Musical Landscape, 8e provides readers with an extensive understanding of the progression of American music over time, together with an appreciation of the music's diverse cultural roots. Chapters are enhanced with the inclusion of over 70 … Read More
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Prelude: Basic Properties of Musical SoundThe Elements of Music
Part 1: Music in Early North AmericaChapter 1: North American Indian MusicChapter 2: Early Folk MusicChapter 3: Religious Music in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal PeriodsChapter 4: Secular Music in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal Periods
Part 2: The Tumultuous Nineteenth CenturyChapter 5: Religious Music in the Early Nineteenth CenturyChapter 6: Popular Music of the Civil War EraChapter 7: Concert Music
Part 3: The Growth of Vernacular TraditionsChapter 8: The Rise of Popular CultureChapter 9: The Jazz AgeChapter 10: Jazz 1930-1960Chapter 11: Country MusicChapter 12: Latin Popular Musics
Part 4: Vernacular Musics Since Rock and RollChapter 13: Rock and RollChapter 14: Rock Flirts with CountryChapter 15: Jazz Since 1960Chapter 16: Popular Music Since 1970
Part 5: Music for Theater and FilmChapter 17: Musical TheaterChapter 18: Music for FilmsChapter 19: American Opera
Part 6: Tradition and Innovation in Concert MusicChapter 20: Experimental Music: RevolutionChapter 21 Early Twentieth-Century Mainstream Concert Music: EvolutionChapter 22: The Avant-Garde, ContinuedChapter 23: The Recent Mainstream
GlossaryCreditsIndex
America's Musical Landscape, 8e provides readers with an extensive understanding of the progression of American music over time, together with an appreciation of the music's diverse cultural roots. Chapters are enhanced with the inclusion of over 70 listening examples, connections to other arts, and Thinking Critically boxes throughout.  Ultimately, the music fundamentals covered will enable students to listen to new music receptively and creatively.  With this new edition, all musical examples are easily accessible through Spotify. This allows students to hear complete performances (rather than excerpts as before) of a wide variety of music on the device of their choice.