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Some of the most famous selections from the Great American Songbook are included in this collection. These classic favorites, masterfully arranged by Dan Coates for advanced piano, sound rich and full and will delight audiences as well as provide hours of enjoyment for hobbyists, advancing students, professional musicians or any Popular Performer. Titles: * Anything Goes * Embraceable You * Falling in Love with Love * I Got Rhythm * In the Still of the Night * My Funny Valentine * So in Love * Someone to Watch Over Me * When I Fall in Love * With a Song in My Heart
Volume two concentrates exclusively on music activity in the United States in the nineteenth century. Among the topics discussed are how changing technology affected the printing of music, the development of sheet music publishing, the growth of the American musical theater, popular religious music, black music (including spirituals and ragtime), music during the Civil War, and finally "music in the era of monopoly," including such subjects as copyright, changing technology and distribution, invention of the phonograph, copyright revision, and the establishment of Tin Pan Alley.
First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Titles: * Ain't Misbehavin' * Colour My World * Fame * Georgia on My Mind * Linus and Lucy * Somewhere in Time * Somewhere Out There * One Moment in Time * We've Only Just Begun * What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life? * You Are the Sunshine of My Life Correlates with Schaum Grade 2 1/2.
In this pathbreaking book, Allen Forte uses modern analytical procedures to explore the large repertoire of beautiful love songs written during the heyday of American musical theater, the Big Bands, and Tin Pan Alley. Covering the work of such songwriters as Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, and Harold Arlen, he seeks to illuminate this extraordinary music indigenous to America by revealing its deeper organizational characteristics. In so doing, he aims to establish it as a unique corpus of music that deserves more intensive study and appreciation by scholars and connoisseurs in the broader fields of American popular music and jazz. Expressing much of the traditional tonality associated with European music in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the love songs of the Golden Age are shown to draw on a rich variety of elements--popular harmony, idiomatic lyric-writing, and Afro-American dance rhythms. His analyses of such songs as "Embraceable You" or "Yesterdays" in particular exemplify his ability to convey the sublime, unpretentious simplicity of this great music.
This volume surveys American piano music over the last two centuries, providing biographical information on composers as well as performance notes. Pieces are presented in their original form and have been selected for late-intermediate to advanced pianists.
Provides an overview of American music from Tin Pan Alley song through the close of the 20th century.
Music for the performer in all of us brings together blockbuster popular, jazz, and movie hits. Carefully chosen for their broad appeal to performers, students, and audiences, all titles are pianistically arranged by Larry Minsky, Tom Roed, Gail Lew, and Eugenie Rocherolle using effective chord substitutions to give a "big" professional sound. Titles: * And All That Jazz * Because You Loved Me * Fawkes the Phoenix * The Greatest Love of All * Hedwig's Theme * I Believe in You and Me * Looking Through Your Eyes * Over the Rainbow * The Prayer * Where Are You Christmas? * You Light Up My Life.
(Book). For more than 200 years, the piano has been an inspirational force in the world of music. The Piano shows how this characterful instrument has won its place at the center of the affections of music lovers everywhere. This is the first popular book to cover every aspect of the instrument's dynamic history, including: origins, technical developments, novelties and experiments; piano music throughout the centuries; profiles of the instruments' musical giants and analyses of their greatest works; and much more. With over 200 photographs and full color throughout, The Piano is a handsome tribute to a great musical personality. 192 pages, 9 1/2 x 11 1/4
Michael Campbell's best-selling POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA, now in its fourth edition, remains the industry standard in breadth of coverage, readability, and musical focus. The text provides a rich account of the evolution of popular music from the mid-19th century to the present. Discussions highlight connections, contrasts, and patterns of influence among artists, styles, and eras. Coverage of listening skills allows students to place music of their choice in context. The Fourth Edition expands the coverage of country, Latin, world, and late 20th century music to give instructors more options to teach the course as they choose to. A major reorganization replaces long chapters with units broken into small chapters to make the material easier for students to read and master. Units are clearly defined by style and timeframe, and chapters feature narrowly focused objectives. This edition features a vibrant, richly illustrated, magazine-like design, plus numerous online resources. Almost all listening examples are available on iTunes via dedicated playlists; instructors who adopt the text will also receives copies of the heritage 3-CD set from the 3rd edition for personal, library, and class use. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In this volume, 39 of the legendary composers from Tin Pan Alley, Hollywood and Broadway of the 1920s through the 1950s discuss their careers and share the stories of creating many of the most beloved songs in American music. Interviewed for radio in the mid–1970s, they include such giants as Harold Arlen, Eubie Blake, Cy Coleman, George Duning, Sammy Fain, Jerry Herman, Bronislaw Kaper, Henry Mancini, David Rose, Arthur Schwartz, Charles Strouse, Jule Styne, Jimmie Van Heusen, Harry Warren, Richard Whiting, and Meredith Willson. Photographs and rare sheet music reproductions accompany the interviews.
AMERICAN POPULAR MUSIC: A MULTICULTURAL HISTORY offers an innovative approach to popular music appreciation. The book treats major cultural sources, including African American, Latino, and European American styles and artists, in chronological fashion while also investigating less-visible cultural influences. The history of popular music in America offers an excellent example of cultural exchange. No other college textbook in publication addresses the subject of American popular music from a multicultural perspective in this thorough manner.
First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Make music come alive for students in grades 5 and up with American Popular Music! This 96-page book explores how the roots of American music began and developed. From European musical traditions in the seventeenth century to African American music today, this book uncovers a foundation and appreciation of America’s music. It features genres such as ragtime, blues, Dixieland, swing, big band, musical theater, folk, country western, rock and roll, disco, funk, punk, rap, alternative, and contemporary Christian.
All 38 piano rags by the acknowledged master of the form, reprinted from the publishers' original editions complete with sheet music covers. Introduction by David A. Jasen.
A beautifully composed journey through music history! Music history is a required course for all music students. Unfortunately, the typical music history book is dry and academic, focusing on rote memorization of important composers and works. This leads many to think that the topic is boring, but bestselling author Michael Miller proves that isn't so. This guide makes music history interesting and fun, for both music students and older music lovers. * Covers more than Western "classical" music-also includes non-Western music and uniquely American forms such as jazz * More than just names and dates-puts musical developments in context with key historical events
Popular songs by a Tin Pan Alley composer include -Ho Hum!, - -You Ought a Be in Pictures, - -The Night is Young and You're So Beautiful.- Her piano works include Jazz Nocturne and others.
Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos explores the many-layered relationships female fans build with feminist musicians in general and with Tori Amos, in particular. Using original interview research with more than forty fans of Tori Amos, multiple observer-participant experiences at Amos’s concerts, and critical content analysis of Amos’s lyrics and larger body of work, Adrienne Trier-Bieniek utilizes a combination of gender, emotions, music, and activism to unravel the typecasts plaguing female fans. Trier-Bieniek aggressively challenges the popular culture stereotypes that have painted all female fans as screaming, crying teenage girls who are unable to control themselves when a favorite (generally male) performer occupies the stage. In stunning contrast, admirers of Tori Amos comprise a more introspective category of fan. Sing Us a Son, Piano Woman examines the wide range of stories from these listeners, exploring how Amos’s female fans are unique because Amos places the experiences of women at the center of her music. Tori Amos’s fan base is considered devoted because of the deeply emotional, often healing, connection they have to her music, an aspect that has been overlooked, particularly in sociological and cultural research on gender, emotions and music. Tori Amos’s female fans as a social phenomenon are vital for understanding the multi-layered relationships women can have with female singer/songwriters. At a time when superficial women dominate public media presentations, from the Kardashians to the “Real Housewives,” the relationship between Tori Amos and her fans illustrates the continuous search by women for female performers who challenge patriarchal standards in popular culture. Trier-Bieniek’s research serves as a springboard for further study of women in pop culture whose purpose is empower and provoke their fans, as well as change society.

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