America's Musical Landscape

ISBN-10: 0073401404

ISBN-13: 9780073401409

Edition: 6th 2010

Authors: Jean Ferris

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America's Musical Landscapeaddresses the broad range of music in the United States from early periods to today. This comprehensive yet accessible text offers an elegant and readable introduction to the fundamentals of music, assuming no prior music experience for the student. Frequent connections to other arts, particularly the visual arts, add to the book's appeal and enhance understanding of core musical concepts. The sixth edition emphasizes vernacular over classical music and recent examples over early music, while offering generous coverage of the complete American musical landscape.
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List price: $113.33
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 9/18/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540

JEAN FERRIS has written more than a dozen novels for young people, including the popular Marigold trilogy. Once Upon a Marigold was named an ALA Notable Children's Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and a New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing title. Ms. Ferris lives in San Diego, California. Visit her website at .

Listening Examples
Online Listening Examples
Prelude: Basic Properties of Musical Sound
The Elements of Music
Music Notation
Elements of an American Sound
How to Improve Your Listening Skills
trad.: "John Henry"
Terms to Review
Critical Thinking
Music in Early North America
The Early Years: Historical and Cultural Perspective
The Beginnings of Music in America
Native Americans
European Emigrants
Puritan Society
The African Experience in Early America
Revolution, in Classical Style
Painting in Eighteenth-Century America
North American Indian Music
Yeibichai Chant Song (excerpt)
Sioux Grass Dance
Sioux Grass Dance (excerpt)
Sound Instruments
Contemporary Indian Song
Professional Musicians
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Early Folk Music
Spanish Traditions
Anonymous, "El corrido de Gregorio Cortez"
British Traditions
Folk Ballads
Anonymous, "Barbara Allen"
Early American Folk Music
Anonymous, "Shenandoah"
African Traditions
Field Hollers
Ring Shouts
Field Holler
Father's Field Call
"Hammer, Ring" (excerpt)
Freedom Songs
Musical Instruments
"No More Auction Block for Me"
What of African Music Survives Today?
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Religious Music in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal Periods
Music at the Spanish Missions
Psalm Tunes
"Old Hundred" (excerpt)
Other Protestant Music
"'Tis the Gift to Be Simple"
German-Speaking Protestant Sects
The Great Awakening
Early Efforts at Musical Reform
The Singing School Movement
William Billings (1746-1800)
"When Jesus Wept"
Fuging Tunes
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Secular Music in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal Periods
Music in Everyday Experience
Prestigious Musical Amateurs
Early American Theater
Early Bands
Anonymous, "Yankee Doodle" (excerpt)
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Part 1 Summary
The Tumultuous Nineteenth Century
Romanticism in America: Historical and Cultural Perspective
The Emergence of Characteristically American Art
The Unknown
Love of Nature
Fusion of the Arts
The Civil War Era
Religious Music in the Early Nineteenth Century
The Great Revival
Shape-Note Notation
Spiritual Songs
"Amazing Grace"
Black Spirituals
"There'll Be Joy, Joy, Joy" (excerpt)
Anonymous, "Amazing Grace"
Anonymous, "Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen" (excerpt)
Spirituals As Concert Music
Singing Conventions
Further Movements to Reform Music
Lowell Mason
"Nearer, My God, to Thee"
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Popular Music of the Civil War Era
"I Wish I Was in Dixie's Land"
James A. Bland (1854-1911)
The Heritage of Minstrelsy
Stephen Foster (1826-1864)
"I Dream of Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair"
"Oh! Susanna"
Patriotic Songs
"The Anacreontick Song"
Civil War Songs
Singing Families
Anonymous, "Get Off the Track"
Concert Bands
Patrick Sarsfield Gilmore (1829-1892)
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Concert Music
Orchestral Music
Theodore Thomas (1835-1905)
Romantic Virtuosos
Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1869)
Piano Music
"Le bananier"
Rise of Nationalism in Music
Second New England School
John Knowles Paine (1839-1906)
Fuga giocosa, op. 41, no. 3
Amy Marcy Cheney Beach (1867-1944)
Symphony in E minor (Gaelic), 2nd movement
Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Part 2 Summary
The Growth of Vernacular Traditions
Music in the Vernacular: Historical and Cultural Perspective
Vernacular Art and Literature
Vernacular Music
The Rise of Popular Culture
John Philip Sousa (1854-1932)
"The Stars and Stripes Forever"
Scott Joplin (1868-1917)
"Maple Leaf Rag"
Influence of Ragtime
Tin Pan Alley
The Songs
Barbershop Singing
"Rose" ("A Ring to the Name of Rose")
Irving 32. Irving Berlin, "Alexander's Ragtime Band"
Jerome Kern (1885-1945)
Cole Porter (1892-1964)
"Night and Day"
George Gershwin (1898-1937)
Decline of Tin Pan Alley
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
The Jazz Age
Rural or Country Blues
"Hellhound on My Trail"
Classic Blues
"Lost Your Head Blues"
Urban Blues
New Orleans
Louis Armstrong (1901-1971)
"Hotter Than That" (excerpt)
Chicago Jazz
Jazz Piano
Stride Piano
"Carolina Shout"
Sweet Jazz
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Jazz 1930-1960
Big Band Swing
Art of Arranging
"Taxi War Dance" (excerpt)
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington (1899-1974)
Mood Indigo
Women in Jazz
Rise of Big Band Vocalists
Billie Holiday (1915-1959)
Charlie "Bird" Parker (1920-1955)
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917-1993)
Jazz As Concert Music
Jazz Composition
Concerto for Cootie
Progressive Jazz
"Take Five" (excerpt)
Cool Jazz
Hard Bop
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Country Music
From Country to City
Jimmie Rodgers (1897-1933)
Blue Yodel No. 9
The Carter Family
Styles of Country Music
American Folk Ballads
Anonymous, "The Ballad of Casey Jones"
Earl Scruggs, "Earl's Breakdown"
Country Pop and the Nashville Sound
Western Swing
Cowboy Songs
Hawaiian Music
"Mele of My Tutu E"
Cajun Music
Anonymous, Cajun Two-Step (excerpt)
Women in Country
Recent Country
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Latin Popular Musics
The Caribbean
Santeria: The Way of the Saints
"Ojos" (Eyes)
Samba and Bossa Nova
"Desafinado" ("Off Key")
Tejano and Norteo Music
Latin Music Today
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Part 3 Summary
Vernacular Musics Since Rock and Roll
Vernacular Art
Vernacular Music
Rock and Roll
The Generation Gap
Rhythm and Blues
Country Music Meets R&B
Birth of Rock and Roll
Bill Haley (1925-1981)
Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
Early Characteristics
"School Days"
End of the First Era
Surfing Music
Listening Example 53. The Supremes, "Stop! In the Name of Love"
The British Invasion
Back to Black Rock
"Down by the Riverside"
"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"
From Rock and Roll to Rock
Psychedeli c Rock
Psychedelic Blues
Heavy Metal
A Future Unassured
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Rock Flirts with Country
Urban Folk Music
Woody Guthrie (1914-1967)
The Urban Folk Revival
Bob Dylan (1941- )
Folk Rock
"Mr. Tambourine Man"
Newport Folk Festival, 1965
Alternative Country
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Jazz Since 1960
Free Jazz
"A Love Supreme," Part I, "Acknowledgement" (excerpt)
The 1970s
Fusion (Jazz-Rock)
Integration of Foreign Sounds
The 1980s and Beyond
Crossover Music
The 1990s and Beyond
Henry Threadgill (b. 1944)
Anthony Braxton (b. 1945)
Wynton Marsalis (b. 1961)
Jazz Today and Tomorrow
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Popular Music since 1970
Art Rock
New Wave
Electronic Dance Music
Pop Music and Politics
Looking Forward, Backward, and Abroad
Hip-Hop and Rap
The Rise of Hip-Hop
Social Concerns
Back to the Roots
Music Business
Sharing Music
Marketing Music
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Part 4 Summary
Music for Theater and Film
Music and Theater: Historical and Cultural Perspective
Musical Theater in America
Broadway Musicals
Musical Theater
Variety Shows
Gilbert and Sullivan
American Operettas
Musical Comedies
George M. Cohan (1878-1942)
"Give My Regards to Broadway" (from Little Johnny Jones)
Black Musical Theater
Jerome Kern's Show Boat
"Ol' Man River" (from Show Boat)
Golden Age of Broadway Musicals (1930-1955)
Rodgers and Hart
Rodgers and Hammerstein
Expansion of the Broadway Musical
Lerner and Loewe
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
"Tonight" (from Westside Story)
Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)
"Every Day a Little Death" (from a Little Night Music)
More Black Musicals
The Music of Musicals
Current Trends
From Film to Broadway
Effects Other than Music
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Music for Films
Functions of Music in Film
Source Versus Functional Music
History of Music in Films
Silent Films
Early Sound Films
The Hollywood Sound
Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975)
"The Murder" (from Psycho)
John Williams (b. 1932)
Star Wars Main Title
Pop Scores
Electronic Music
Movie Musicals Revived
Current Trends
The Composer's Perspective
Film Score Performances and Recordings
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
American Opera
Solo and Ensemble Singing
Opera in America
Virgil Thomson (1896-1989)
George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
"Bess, You Is My Woman Now" (from Porgy and Bess)
Gian-Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)
The Trend toward Realism
"Spaceship" (from Einstein on the Beach)
Opera or Musical: Which Is It?
American Opera Today
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Part 5 Summary
Tradition and Innovation in Concert Music
Music for the Concert Hall: Historical and Cultural Perspective
Interaction between the Arts
The Value of Chance
American Concert Music
Experimental Music: Revolution
Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Philosophy of Music
Instrumental Compositions
"General Putnam's Camp" from Three Places in New England
"At the River"
Other Characteristics of Ives's Music
Ives's Place in History
Henry Cowell (1897-1965)
Early Compositions
Piano Experiments
"The Banshee" (excerpt)
Sources of Inspiration
Concrete Music
John Cage (1912-1992)
Gamelan Music
Anonymous, "Hudjan Mas" (Golden Rain) (excerpt)
Prepared Piano
Sonata V (from Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano)
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Online Listening Examples
Critical Thinking
Early Twentieth-Century Mainstream Concert Music: Evolution
The Parisian Scene
Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Depression and War Years
Fanfare for the Common Man
Music for Dance
"Hoedown" (from Rodeo)
Later Works
Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Adagio for Strings
Harlem Renaissance
William Grand Still (1895-1978)
Afro-American Symphony, third movement ("Humor")
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
The Avant-Garde, Continued
Rhythm and Timbre
Harry Partch (1901-1974)
Tape Music and the Electronic Synthesizer
Milton Babbitt (b. 1916)
"Ensembles for Synthesizer" (excerpt)
John Cage and Chance Music
Other Composers of Chance Music
Pauline Oliveros (b.1932)
"Sound Patterns"
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
The Recent Mainstream
The Elements of Music
New Concepts of Form
William Schuman (1910-1992)
New England Triptych, third movement, "Chester"
Terry Riley (b. 1935)
Philip Glass (b. 1937)
Gwyneth Walker (b. 1947)
"Maggie and Millie and Molly and May" (from Though Love Be a Day)
A Promise of New Sounds
Terms to Review
Key Figures
Critical Thinking
Part 6 Summary
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