This concise, accessible book describes American music as a panorama of distinct yet parallel streams--hip-hop and Latin; folk and country; gospel and classical; jazz, blues, and rock--that reflect the uniquely diverse character of the United States. Comparing and contrasting musical styles across regions and time, the author delivers a vision of American music both exuberant and inventive--a music that arises out of the history and musical traditions of the many immigrants to America's shores.
Martin Warminger - music obsessive - journeys through his personal history of rock and pop music. Accumulating an extensive collection of singles and albums, his love of popular music has resulted in profound effects on his life.
Can't quite remember who sang that song? Here's someone who's sure to know... a legacy of nostalgic memories to treasure - happy reminiscing!
Sharing his remarkable knowledge and appreciation of the music industry, he recalls the highs and lows of favourite artists and bands - spanning more than fifty years.
The Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film features the most significant productions from around the world. The entries in this volume encompass a range of subjects that including straightforward biographies, rockumentaries, and even the occasional mockumentary. The scope also allows for the inclusion of films about fictional singers and bands (including girl bands), with emphasis on a variety of themes: songwriter-band relationships, the rise and fall of a career, music saving the day, the promoter's point-of-view, band competitions, the traveling band, and rock-based absurdity.
Read the retelling of the Barbie Rock 'N Royals, then recreate scenes and dress up characters with the reusable stickers and playscene pages.
Successful professional music teachers must not only be knowledgeable in conducting and performing, but also be socially and culturally aware of students, issues, and events that affect their classrooms. This book provides comprehensive overview of social and cultural themes directly related to music education, teacher training, and successful teacher characteristics. New topics in the second edition include the impact of Race to the Top, social justice, bullying, alternative schools, the influence of Common Core Standards, and the effects of teacher and school assessments. All topics and material are research-based to provide a foundation and current perspective on each issue.
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