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  MSN Encarta - Popular Music
The most popular songs in America during the late 18th century, as judged by reported sales of printed music, were written by professional English composers for performance in London parks (known as pleasure gardens) or for performance in English ballad and comic opera.
British pop bands, raised on the influences of blues, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, invigorated mainstream popular music, in part by reemphasizing long-standing aspects of American music.
Soul music, the successor to rhythm-and-blues music, covered a wide range of styles, including the gospel-based performances of Aretha Franklin, the deep funk and virtuosic stage techniques of James Brown, and the soulful crooning of Marvin Gaye.
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 music of the united kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They were popular until the early 20th century, when a combination of newspapers and recording technology made them obsolete.
British music in the 60s also saw a roots revival of folk music, beginning with England and Northern Ireland before spreading to Scotland, Wales and, eventually, even smaller cultural regions like Cornwall, the Isle of Man and Northumbria.
The reaction against progressive rock was swift, as the genre came to be perceived as needlessly obscure and inaccessible; a new generation of British youth hated progressive rock and the bombastic, indulgent sounds of heavy metal, disco and glam.
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 Music of Ireland
Music and lyrics are passed aurally/orally, and were rarely written down until recently (depending upon your definition of "recently", there are many examples of written music previous to the 1800's).
A musical and dancing interval act starring Michael Flatley and Jean Butler was performed during the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest.
In its ten-key form (melodeon), it was popular across the island, and was recorded early by John Kimmel and Irish-American Peter Conlon.
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 Music 43300, Issues in the Analysis of Popular Music
I began by noting connections between folk and popular music (realizing that both terms are deeply problematical), most particularly in their musical materials: both tend toward simplicity in pitch materials, with complex contrapuntal or harmonic structures being relatively rare; both tend toward immediacy rather than abstraction, and so on.
Distinctions between "popular" music and "folk" music seemed more reflective of marketing positions than musicological fact, or were (as D. Davies put it) self-fashionings intended to establish a pragmatic identity (with the pragmatic aspect returning once again to the matter of music as commodity).
Thus "folk" music is, perhaps, more properly thought of as a style of performance in which non-electric (i.e., acoustic) instruments are prominent, in which the lyrics tell a story and are often predominant, where diatonic or modal pitch structures predominate, and in which rhythmic structure is generally simple.
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 Ireland Information Guide , Irish, Counties, Facts, Statistics, Tourism, Culture, How
The roots of British popular music for the rest of the 20th century and into the next were set during the 1950s.
American media was popular, and the British youth grew infatuated with the apparent wealth of their American counterparts.
Many of these bands have been criticized as watering-down the music of African Americans for mainstream and middle-class audiences, though they often produced RandB that was indistinguishable outside of the British accent and just as often added their own distinctive takes on RandB, such as The Yardbirds' improvised guitar "rave-ups".
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 Popular Music and Society: British invasion - Editorial
Popular Music and Society will soon be the subject of similar brochures that will be mailed to thousands of potential new subscribers and contributors around the world.
The journal originated in the milieu of the "popular culture explosion" (as Ray Browne described it at the time) and was a spinoff from the Journal of Popular Culture and the music panels at the Popular Culture Association conferences.
Popular Music and Society was the first academic journal dedicated exclusively to the study of popular music.
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 Popular Music Glossary
Music that originates among the common people of a nation or region and is spread about or passed down orally.
Popular music of Jamaican origin having elements of Calypso, soul and rock and characterized by a strongly accentuated offbeat.
It was popularized in the early 1980s by British “fl-and-white” multiracial bands that formed a lighter faction of the punk movement.
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 Music.com ||| Early British Pop/Rock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Early British pop/rock is essentially any British popular music that was influenced by rock and roll and that appeared prior to the Beatles (i.e.
Most early British rock was far more mannered than its inspirations, and its best performers not quite up to the level of American rockers -- simply because rock and roll was full of indigenous American musical ingredients that British performers weren't familiar with.
But by and large, early British pop/rock's greatest importance was as an inspiration to the next generation of British rockers who would spearhead the British Invasion.
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 Music
Music for Teachers: The Music for Teachers website is being developed to provide practical support for the design of Music Schemes of Work to match the requirements of the revised National Curriculum in England.
Music Education Launch Site: Created by Jeffrey S Brenan, The Music Education Launch Site was created to serve as a launching point for web travelers interested in music and music education.
Music By Women: This website provides a catalogue of recordings (CDs and tapes), books and resource packs in 12 main sections, including acappella, feminist and political, folk, world music and women composers from the 11th century to the present day.
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 Early British Folk Music
Folk is the music of the common man, a constantly evolving tradition which has developed over centuries through an oral tradition and become part of a people's or a nation's heritage.
A huge variety of folk music has grown up worldwide, the scope of which is far too great for this history, which confines itself to the development of folk music in British Isles due to leading role it played in the musical development of North America, the cradle of popular music.
So it was these songs, ballads and dance tunes that went with the early pioneers and settlers to the New World, evolving there into old-time and Western music, from whose fertile soil the American folk and country music traditions would grow.
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 American Popular Music before 1900
eligious music was the first music of early colonists.
Early Music of America Links to early music and essays in Early American Music Journal.
Folklore music started during this period and included the music of the Indians, negroes, mountainneers, cowboys, lumberjacks, sailors and others.
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 King's Music - Early Music Review
It hurts to see a great musical talent being misled into choosing the wrong pieces to play, to show himself up publicly as inadequate, not realising that it could have been recognised by the listeners were he to play music that was within his grasp, suited his temperament and stage in life.
On musical grounds, it makes very good sense for imitative entries to have the ends of phrases fading into melismas to avoid cluttering the texture and for the fill-in parts to be texted so that the chatter of up to 39 simultaneous consonants on a subordinate phrase is avoided.
By early 1979, Michael realised that the financial and organisational effort in running a monthly magazine would be better handled by an organisation, so EMN moved to the Early Music Centre and changed to A5 format.
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 BRITISH INVASION : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Such was demand for anything British that acts were stars in USA while unknown at home, e.g.
Although '60s British pop sounded like rock'n'roll to mainstream America, it contained a large measure of traditionally cheeky British music-hall attitude, the sort of fun which had been edited out of American pop.
A 'Second British Invasion' early '80s brought the energy of UK punk and new wave, shocking a sterile and uncertain US music scene then dominated by AOR radio.
www.musicweb-international.com /encyclopaedia/b/B251.HTM   (432 words)

  
 Popular Music Reference Guide
The primary focus is on popular song and popular musical theater (including operetta, cabaret, and music hall) in the United States and Great Britain, though there are also entries for jazz and folk music.
Throughout the twentieth century, the lists (charts) of current music hits based on record sales and airplay, published in the music trade magazine Billboard and elsewhere, have provided an ongoing account of the dissemination of popular music, especially in the United States and Great Britain; as such, charts are valuable research materials.
Sheet music is a valuable primary resource for the study of popular music and American culture.
www.library.ucsb.edu /subjects/music/popmusic.html   (6005 words)

  
 Jeremy Barlow & The Broadside Band: Early English popular music and early English dance music.
Jeremy Barlow and The Broadside Band: Early English popular music and early English dance music.
Barlow, Jeremy, The Music of John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera; hardback edition includes critical commentary and history of the tunes.
Music for A Handefull of pleasant delites, Journal of the American Musical Society, Vol.
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 Turn Left: Liberal Music
Here is a listing of musical artists which have liberal-oriented lyrics, or have worked for liberal causes, or have expressed liberal sentiments in interviews, etc. This list is the combined effort of myself and Turn Left readers.
Besides playing great music and serving as a reflection of how good Bob Marley really was, I think that someone who has an a album called Equal Rights, and Legalize It should be recognized, along with his music for his contribution to society.
Whether he was singing in picket lines with the Labor Party, marching with his brothers and sisters in the South in the '60's or reaching out to the next generation through his heart warming and funny children's songs, Seeger has touched the souls of lefties everywhere.
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 Department of Foreign Languages, Salem State College: Jon Aske
Mestizo music tends to be strophic--that is, the same music is repeated in each stanza of a song--with song texts in the Iberian-derived copla (four-line stanzas), decima (ten-line stanzas), and other forms.
Musical genre invented by PĂ©rez Prado which was very popular in the 1950's, before competition came from the bossa-nova and the Cha cha cha.
The vallenato is accordion-based music of the valleys of eastern Colombia.
www.lrc.salemstate.edu /aske/latmusic.htm   (5860 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Early: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Most of the material that you will relish here on "Early" are pulled from the aforementioned EPs when the band lived together in a squat in Camden Town and their sound was markedly angular, somewhat minimalist and perhaps youthfully rugged and experimental - qualities they then shared with contemporaries like Wire and Gang of Four.
The general influence of early SP includes all forms of British pop, with hints of reggae/ska.
Green Gartside went on to do more popular music in 1985 with "Perfect Way." He was lumped in with people like Duran Duran and New Order, people he had nothing to do with.
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 Articles - Music of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In addition, there are numerous distinct and semi-distinct folk traditions from the Isle of Man, Cornwall and the Channel Islands, as well as immigrants from Jamaica, India, the Commonwealth and other parts of the world.
After the industrial revolution, bars that provided musical entertainment arose, fuelling demand for popular songs and professional songwriters.
Though most countries soon developed their own rock traditions, it was the United Kingdom that evolved its own distinctive scene, making American traditions into distinctively British ones such as Skiffle and Trad jazz, and eventually adding influences from English, Scottish and Irish folk music.
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 U.S. Pop Music Timeline
British soldiers sing "Yankee Doodle" to mock colonists; Americans adopt it as their own tune.
with music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein, is the first hugely popular musical comedy.
The Woodstock Music and Art Fair, featuring such artists as Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, and Joan Baez, is attended by hundreds of thousands of fans.
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 Popular Sketching   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Music of the United Kingdom (1950s and 60s) -...
English folk Irish folk Scottish folk Welsh folk Cornish and Manx folk Early British popular music 1950s and 60s: Importation and exportation 1970s 1980s 1990s The roots of British popular music for the rest of the 20th century and into the next were set during the 1950s.
Noh was developed in the 14th century, and soon evolved into bunraku and, eventually, the lively and popular kabuki; kabuki, in turn, helped invent the popular nagauta style of playing th shamisen.
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 eye - TUNE UP - 03.03.05
The key to this payoff is music publishing, the complicated machinery of song delivery and one of the more confounding arms of the music business.
Earle is the guiding light for alternative country and rock with his ambitious blend of music combining the attitude of outlaw country, the sheer power of heartland rock populism and the well-crafted lyrical commitment of America's greatest singer-songwriters.
The changing landscape of the music industry has created a new paradigm in deal making, one where no sacred cows exist and everything is potentially on the table.
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 LANDSBOROUGH Charlie : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
LANDSBOROUGH Charlie : MusicWeb Encyclopaedia of Popular Music
Raised in Birkenhead, Liverpool into musical family; played in Top Spots, early '60s Merseybeat group who became the Undertakers; studied music theory at college; worked as telephone engineer; joined army and after demob worked in various day jobs, playing clubs at weekends.
Signed to Ritz Records '91; What Colour Is The Wind single and album '95 outsold U2, Garth Brooks and everybody else in Ireland: he quit teaching, a major act on the easy-listening music scene.
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 Anti-U.S. tunes big hits in Iraq - The Washington Times: World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Though the lyrics are contemporary, the music is based on a kind of centuries-old religious music called praising, which is influenced by an ancient form of Islamic mysticism called Sufism.
The music succeeds by tapping into the rage of the nation's Sunni minority, who lost their privileged position because of the war and feel abused by Americans.
During the early 1920s, when Iraqi clerics called for jihad against British occupiers, praisers took the lead in coming up with creative resistance songs.
www.washtimes.com /world/20040126-120106-7828r.htm   (668 words)

  
 Early British Pop/Rock - Free Music Downloads - MP3 Downloads - Download.com Music
Far and away the most popular was Cliff Richard and the Shadows, whose pre-Beatles pop may sound restrained to modern ears but was explosive at the time.
British artists suffered from the stifling production techniques of the older generation and a non-indigenous blues influence, but a desperate sincerity often shone through.
Eventually, the Beatles revolutionized British pop, and with the exception of Cliff Richard the entire first school of British pop idols was composted for the new British Invasion sound.
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