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Music in America is one of several case-study volumes that can be used along with Thinking Musically, the core book in the Global Music Series. Thinking Musically incorporates music from many diverse cultures and establishes the framework for exploring the practice of music around the world. It sets the stage for an array of case-study volumes, each of which focuses on a single area of the world. Each case study uses the contemporary musical situation as a point of departure, covering historical information and traditions as they relate to the present.

America's music is a perennial work in progress. Music in America looks at both the roots of American musical identity and its many manifestations, seeking to answer the complex question: "What does American music sound like?" Focusing on three themes--identity, diversity, and unity--it explores where America's music comes from, who makes it, and for what purpose. Rather than chronologically tracing America's musical history, author Adelaida Reyes considers how musical culture is shaped by space and time, by geography and history, by social, economic, and political factors, and by people who use music to express themselves within a community. Introducing the diversity that dominates the contemporary American musical landscape, Reyes draws on a dazzling range of musical styles--from ethnic and popular music idioms to contemporary art music--to highlight the ways in which sounds from various cultural origins come to share a national identity.

Packaged with a 65-minute CD containing examples of the music discussed in the book, Music in America features guided listening and hands-on activities that allow readers to become active participants in the music.

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

CD Track List

1. A Unifying Vision

Three Themes

A Voyage of Discovery

The Perspective

The Historical Context

2. Diversity and American Musical Life

Diversity and American Ideology

Sources of Diversity

Immigration: Forced Migration; Voluntary Migration

Diversity from Within: Diversity through Aggregation; Diversity through Divergence from Common Roots; Diversity in Motion: Redrawing Boundaries

Diversity and the American Musical Scene

3. Identity and American Music

A Story of Two Songs

Identity: From the Ground Up

The Human Dimension

Markers of Identity

Context

Identity on the National Level

Summing Up

The Seeds of Complexity: The Genesis of American Musical Boundaries

A Backward Glance

4. E pluribus unum

Oneness: The Historical Dimension

The Language of Oneness

Aaron Copeland and A Lincoln Portrait

"My Hometown" by Bruce Springsteen

The Paradox of Musical Oneness: Its Changing Face, the Unchanging Mission

Multiculturalism and Oneness

Race, Oneness, and Jazz

Dizzy Gillespie

The Dynamics of Oneness

5. American Musical Culture

A View through Technology

Technology and Contemporary Frontier Pushing

At the Frontier of Musical Sound

Genre and Other Boundaries

Who Is a Musician?

The Production and Dissemination of Music

Music as Property and as Commodity

Beyond Technology: The Larger Picture

A Shift in Perspective

We, the People

Endnote

References

Resources

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195146677
Author:
Reyes, Adelaida
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
null, Adelaida
Subject:
Ethnic
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Ethnomusicology
Subject:
Music
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Music | World Music, Ethnomusicology
Subject:
United States Social life and customs.
Subject:
Music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Global Music Series
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
5.600 x 8.200 in 0.769 lb

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