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  PBS - American Roots Music : Into the Classroom - Historical Background
Musical cross-fertilization was also hastened by the development of communication technology such as the wax cylinder recorder, the phonograph, juke boxes, the motion picture camera and the radio, which spread regionally based music to broad audiences across the country.
The history of American roots music is intricately woven with individual and collective struggles for social change and freedom from oppression, a dynamic powerfully illustrated by the history of the song "We Shall Overcome," which became an anthem in the Civil Rights movement.
The continuing popularity of roots music throughout the course of the 20th and into the 21st centuries is testimony to its appeal and vitality as a set of musical genres that speak to - and of - the human condition, through very different historical periods.
www.pbs.org /americanrootsmusic/pbs_arm_itc_historical_background.html   (1897 words)

 Music history - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In theory "music history" could refer to the study of the history of any type or genre of music (e.g., the history of Indian music or the history of rock).
In practice, courses on music history in the West are nearly always studies of European classical music.
The application of musical analysis to further these goals is often a part of music history, though pure analysis or the development of new tools of music analysis is more likely to be seen in the field of music theory.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_history   (866 words)

Music was developed by the different permutations of pitch and rhythmic values.
Musical sounds were created by "heterodyning" from oscillators which varied pitch.
Music IV and Music V were written in FORTRAN.
music.dartmouth.edu /~wowem/electronmedia/music/eamhistory.html   (4763 words)

 Music History Course Descriptions
While the question of American music is often approached from the perspective of the history of jazz, or the history of American popular music, this class approaches that question primarily from the perspective of concert music.
This course seeks to position the music of the French baroque in the two settings for which most of it was created, the court of Louis XIV and public venues of Paris ('la cour et la ville,' as they were known to their contemporaries).
Many of the styles of performance and of reading music from that time are unfamiliar to modern performers, who lack the training to make the deviations from the notated music that are necessary for correct and artistic performances of early music.
www.music.sc.edu /ea/History/history_courses.html   (2469 words)

 History of music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Early music is a general term used to describe music in the European classical tradition from after the fall of the Roman Empire, in 476 CE, until the end of the Baroque era in the middle of the 18th century.
Much of the later secular music of the early Renaissance evolved from the forms, ideas, and the musical aesthetic of the troubadors, courtly poets and itinerant musicians, whose culture was largely exterminated during the Albigensian Crusade in the early 13th century.
Music in the generation after Josquin explored increasing complexity of counterpoint; possibly the most extreme expression of this tendency is in the music of Nicolas Gombert, whose contrapuntal complexities influenced early instrumental music, such as the canzona and the ricercar, ultimately culminating in Baroque fugal forms.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_music   (3606 words)

 Internet Public Library: Music History 102
With the rise of humanism, sacred music began for the first time to break free of the confines of the Church, and a school of composers trained in the Netherlands mastered the art of polyphony in their settings of sacred music.
Of course, secular music thrived during this period, and instrumental and dance music was performed in abundance, if not always written down.
Many of these Nationalist composers turned to indigenous history and legends as plots for their operas, and to the popular folk melodies and dance rhythms of their homelands as inspiration for their symphonies and instrumental music.
www.ipl.org /div/mushist   (1583 words)

 Music History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The first semester begins with the origins of music, the effects of the music of Greece and Rome on Western Music, the effects of medieval society and the church on Medieval Music, Renaissance Music, and Baroque Music, along with some of the effects of Non-Western traditions on the history of Western Music.
The role of music in the curriculum and the appropriate Skills and Techniques, methods of Creation and Communication, music’s Cultural and Historical Connections, techniques of Aesthetic and Critical Analysis, and its Application to Life are instrinsic elements of this course.
The purpose of this course is to provide music education majors with the experience and knowledge of the theoretical knowledge of music, its composition, specialized structures, as in eighteenth-century counterpoint, which is the focus of this course, and the influence contrapuntal music has had on all forms of music.
www.uwf.edu /music/llauder/website/musichistory.html   (337 words)

 Ancient Greek Music - History for Kids!
Music in Ancient Greece and Rome, by John G. Landels (2001).
Apollo's Lyre: Greek Music and Music Theory in Antiquity and the Middle Ages, by Thomas J. Mathiesen (2000) 0803230796 This one is more about Greek musical theory.
Music and the Muses: The Culture of Mousike in the Classical Athenian City, by Penelope Murray and Peter Wilson (2004).
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/art/music   (439 words)

 Music History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Music majors who concentrate in music theory, music history or applied music (performance) take a 30 credit hour music core (basic courses in music history, theory, performance and technology), plus 25 credit hours of advanced study in music history, theory and performance, including nine hours in the area of concentration.
A music minor also is available, and general music courses are open to all students, regardless of major.
Music students regularly perform in a variety of musical organizations and in recitals required by their curricula.
www.ju.edu /academics/undergrad_music_musichistory.asp   (645 words)

 Music History, Chronologies, Timelines, Rock, Country, Opera, Classical
The history of music is woven through the history of civilization.
Music History - A top-notch, student-created ThinkQuest project covering the Middle Ages to the 20th century.
History of Country Music - Online exhibit looks at some of the influential artists and songs of the late 1920's through the year 2000, era by era.
www.chiff.com /art/music/history.htm   (349 words)

 Music History
Therefore we have taken great efforts over the years to research such things as how music began, how it evolved over the years, how it differs in parts of our world through geographical, spiritual and cultural differences and experiences (with a good dosage of humor thrown in for good measure).
Music of this period would be described by us today an elegant and simple.
Carol Thompson is a VERY accomplished musician who's soul and musical ability is not only steeped with traditional music, but is also valued to to teach other these classic ways of performing music.
www.enjoythemusic.com /history.htm   (1876 words)

 Music History Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The Columbia Department of Music offers two one-semester survey courses covering the history of Western music from the early Middle Ages to the present day and designed as a thorough introduction to the chief characteristics of the main periods, genres, styles, and composers of that history.
Western music from plainchant to Monteverdi; Monteverdi to Bach and Handel.
Western music from Haydn and Mozart to the death of Wagner; the death of Wagner to the present.
www.music.columbia.edu /undergraduate/courses/musichistory.html   (217 words)

 Music history for music education, all about jazz
Their music focused on sight-readings and correct performances for they played at the Opera House and chamber ensembles.
Their music was based on simple melodies and complex cross-rhythms mixed in with verbal slurs, vibrato, syncopated rhythms, and "blues notes".
Their music was characterized more by memorization and improvisation, and not of formal training.
www.musicandyou.com /musichistory.htm   (610 words)

 Folk Music History Outline
Not only was there more appreciation for artists who presented the music of their country of origin, there was more and more music that was created by the fusing of traditions, and the evolution of styles that were entirely new.
By mid century the young activists of the Left were assembling a body of music they called folk, that included traditional songs they inherited from the folklorists, new songs by writers operating outside the margins of the pop music industry, and music from a variety of non-Canadian traditions.
Folk music and the organized workers’ movement never acquired the organic connection envisioned by the left, and while a real link between many folk music artists and an array of social movements has existed and continues to exist, folk music also has evolved into the minor leagues of the pop music industry.
folkmusichistory.com /outline.shtml   (4031 words)

 Music History
Music teachers at all levels need ready access to information about great composers and significant events in music history.
This is an impressive collection of articles, period art works, and audio files that take you through the complete history of Western music from the Middle Ages to the present.
A stylistic timeline of music history helps put the entire 1,500 years of music history in quick perspective.
metmagazine.com /mag/music_history/index.html   (775 words)

 Recording Industry & Music History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
"The history of the record industry is an aspect of the general history of the electrical goods industry, and has to be related to the development of radio, the cinema, and television.
British music is the main focus, but this site covers a variety of classic music.
A rich timeline of music history from 325 to the present.
www.mediahistory.umn.edu /record.html   (189 words)

 Music History
The Lamont School of Music history faculty is committed to training critical thinkers and writers in all aspects of music history.
She is head of the music library at the University of Denver and teaches Introduction to Graduate Studies and harp.
Malcolm Lynn Baker, saxophone, is director of the jazz studies and commercial music department at the Lamont School of Music.
www.du.edu /lamont/History.html   (1024 words)

 Manhattan School of Music: Music History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The music history department at Manhattan School of Music is comprised of both full- and part-time faculty.
Unique to Manhattan School of Music is the undergraduate Unified Core Curriculum, which was initiated by the music history department in 1994.
The core sequence includes seminars in which students actively participate through discussion and writing and lecture classes where concepts of theory, music history, and the progression of Western civilization are described.
www.msmnyc.edu /history   (216 words)

 USC Music History
The Music History area of the USC School of Music is staffed by three full-time musicologists: Julia Hubbert, Willie Strong and Peter Hoyt.
In addition to providing a traditional two-semester survey at the undergraduate level and period surveys at the undergraduate/graduate level, the Music History faculty offer an eclectic array of special-topic seminars at all levels.
It is their goal not only to give music students of all areas of specialization a solid knowledge of the history of music, but also to expose them to the most current trends and arguments in the scholarly literature.
www.music.sc.edu /ea/History/index.html   (149 words)

 Digital History
These selections of historical music were selected because of their relevance to American History.
We believe that the copyright for this music has expired or the music is in the public domain.
By continuing, you are acknowledging your understanding of this notice and your agreement to use this music accordingly and for educational purposes only.
www.digitalhistory.uh.edu /audio/music.cfm   (182 words)

 Rock History at Indiana University
Music in General Studies: Department Home page with information on all faculty, course offerings and the Minor in Music in General Education.
Music in General Studies is a recently established Department, chaired by Dr.
The course offerings cover a wide range of musical styles, cultures and eras, and are designed for students who have no formal musical background or training.
www.music.indiana.edu /som/courses/rock   (253 words)

 The Red Hot Jazz Archive
Jazz represented a break from Western musical traditions, where the composer wrote a piece of music on paper and the musicians then tried their best to play exactly what was in the score.
Many of these virtuoso musicians were not good sight readers and some could not read music at all, never the less their playing thrilled audiences and the spontaneous music they created captured a joy and sense of adventure that was an exciting and radical departure from the music of that time.
Most of these men could not make a living with their music and were forced to work menial jobs to get by.
www.redhotjazz.com /index.htm   (506 words)

 Lawrence Conservatory of Music, Music History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The study of music history helps all performers to develop a more meaningful relationship with the music that they play by placing that music in a variety of historical, stylistic, and social contexts.
The Department of Music History at Lawrence offers courses that familiarize Conservatory students with a wide range of repertoire and historical approaches.
Although there is no music history major or concentration, some students at Lawrence University have taken advantage of the option for student-designed majors in music history or other related fields.
www.lawrence.edu /conservatory/history   (234 words)

An exploration of classical music history from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century; including the main periods, subtopics, forms, and composers important to Classical music.
An exploration of orchestral and folk musical instruments: the strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion; includes history, uses, and how a sound is produced.
Lesson plans and resources for music history, theory, ear training, early childhood music, and more.
www.hypermusic.ca   (98 words)

 Music History Webring
AMICA (Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association) is an educational non-profit organization with worldwide membership, dedicated to the preservation, restoration and appreciation of historic automatic musical instruments.
Most of the music is for harpsichord with a page dedicated to rare keyboard music of the English baroque.
Born in 1745 in in Guadeloupe, to a Senegalese slave and a French colonialist, Saint-George was a breakthrough composer and violin virtuoso.
l.webring.com /hub?ring=musichistory   (1407 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
The History of Czech Music - A brief history of Czech music, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century; Biographies and work of important composers.
Music and Chess - An annotated bibliography of musical compositions related to chess.
The Music of Freemasonry - Masonic influences on Classical music, and music in the Lodge: Notes, MIDI samples, and facsimile pages.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/History   (394 words)

 Mayor's Office of Film & Music: Seattle Music History
The recent musical flourishing in the Northwest resembles other local scenes around the country, but each community develops in ways unique to the people who live there, the traditions of music they inherit and the music they invent for themselves.
This scene began to break up after the two unions were desegregated in 1956, and the music was changing too—an upbeat new sound, “rhythm and blues,” was being born.
With rude music and rude names—the Lewd, the Perverts, the Enemy—Seattle’s pioneering punks were shunned by the music establishment and relied on renting old community halls and making their own records.
www.cityofseattle.net /music/history.htm   (2162 words)

 brief history of music
o fully grasp music within an historical context to yield full appreciation and thorough understanding of this most mysterious artform/language, one must approach it from a neanderthal understanding.
The oldest element of what we now know to be music was first practiced by the cavemen.
You are now completely educated on the history of music.
www.woznymusic.com /histryof.htm   (335 words)

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