Music in American Life

Music in American Life

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Music has been the cornerstone of popular culture in the United States since the beginning of our nation's history. From early immigrants sharing the sounds of their native lands to contemporary artists performing benefit concerts for social causes, our country's musical expressions reflect where we, as a people, have been, as well as our hope for the future. This four-volume encyclopedia examines music's influence on contemporary American life, tracing historical connections over time. Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories That Shaped Our Culture demonstrates the symbiotic relationship between this art form and our society. Entries include singers, composers, lyricists, songs, musical genres, places, instruments, technologies, music in films, music in political realms, and music shows on television.Some blues singers may set up their lines in the form of a joke, or as a story. ... Seldom will the altered tones of the classic blues scales be used in chords, except occasionally during the wordless a€œfilla€ between ... AiAiAi. AiAiAi. AiAiAi. Example 15 These characteristics may be heard in the majority of songs by blues singers and theiranbsp;...

Title:Music in American Life
Author:Jacqueline Edmondson Ph.D.
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2013-10-03


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