Crossroads : Popular Music in America

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For introductory, general education pop-music courses intended for students who have no prior musical training; courses on American Popular Music. Innovative, lively, and contemporary in focus, this comparative study of the multicultural music of the United States explores the five broad groups that constitute American society. With its blended approach; strong contemporary focus; and coverage of a wide variety of musical styles-from folk music, to more

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  • Paperback | 287 pages
  • 216.4 x 277.4 x 11.9mm | 630.5g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Prentice-Hall
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0130971464
  • 9780130971463

Table of contents

I. THE JOURNEYS BEGIN. 1. Context: Music in Multicultural America. 2. The Music of Native Americans. 3. The Roots of European/Anglo-American Music. 4. The Roots of African American Music. 5. The Roots of Hispanic/Latino Music. II. ENCOUNTERS AT THE CROSSROADS. 6. The Blues. 7. Jazz. 8. Gospel. 9. Cajun and Zydeco. 10. Country Music. 11. The Urban Folk Revival. III. EXCURSIONS IN NEW DIRECTIONS. 12. The Ethnic and Racial Roots of Rock 'n' Roll. 13. Soul, Motown, and Funk. 14. Salsa and Caribbean Latino Music. 15. Tejano, Banda, and Contemporary Mexican American Music. 16. Asian American Music. 17. Hip-Hop and more

About Elizabeth F. Barkley

Dr. Elizabeth F. Barkley is a classical pianist who holds a BA and an MA from the University of California, Riverside and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1999, she was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Pew Charitable Trusts and is consequently one of two national higher education scholars working on issues of the scholarship of teaching and learning in the discipline of music. As a Carnegie Scholar, she has been invited to give presentations at numerous institutions and national conferences, including the national and international conferences of the College Music Society. Her other teaching honors include being named California's 1998 Higher Education Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and receiving the Hayward Award for Educational Excellence, the Center for Diversity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Faculty Award, her campus' President's Special Achievement Award, and Innovator of the Year by her district in conjunction with the National League for Innovation. She is the author of several articles on the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as author and co-author of two other textbooks on music history and more

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