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Music Cultures in the United States : An Introduction - Ellen Koskoff

Music Cultures in the United States

An Introduction

By: Ellen Koskoff (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9780415965880
Number Of Pages: 444

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"Music Cultures in the United States" is a basic textbook for an Introduction to American Music course. Taking a new, fresh approach to the study of American music, it is divided into three parts. In the first part, historical, social, and cultural issues are discussed, including how music history is studied; issues of musical and social identity; and institutions and processes affecting music in the U.S. The heart of the book is devoted to American musical cultures: American Indian; European; African American; Latin American; and Asian American. Each cultural section has a basic introductory article, followed by case studies of specific musical cultures. Finally, global musics are addressed, including Classical Musics and Popular Musics, as they have been performed in the U.S..
Each article is written by an expert in the field, offering in-depth, knowledgeable, yet accessible writing for the student. The accompanying CD offers musical examples tied to each article. Pedagogic material includes chapter overviews, questions for study, and a chronolgogy of key musical events in American music and definitions in "callouts" in the margins.

Music in the United States: Historical and Cultural Contexts
A Social-Historical Approach to Music in the United States
Institutions and Processes Affecting Music in the United States
Social and Musical Identities
Musical and Social Interactions
A Sampler of Music Cultures in the United States
American Indian Musical Cultures
European American Musical Cultures
African American Musical Cultures
Latin American Musical Cultures
Asian American Musics
Global Musics in the United States
Contemporary Concert Musics
Popular Musics
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ISBN: 9780415965880
ISBN-10: 0415965888
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 444
Published: 1st January 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.11 x 18.24  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1