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  Music of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The music of the United States can be characterized by the use of syncopation and asymmetrical rhythms, long, irregular melodies, which are said to "reflect the wide open geography of (the American landscape)" and the "sense of personal freedom characteristic of American life".
Instead, the music of the United States is that of dozens or hundreds of indigenous and immigrant groups, all of which developed largely in regional isolation until the American Civil War, when people from across the country were brought together in army units, trading musical styles and practices.
Music is an important part of education in the United States, and is a part of most or all school systems in the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_the_United_States   (9464 words)

 Latin music in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was common in dance halls in the 30s and 40s for a Latin orchestra, such as that of Vincent Lopez, to alternate with a big band because dancers insisted on it.
Latin music was extremely popular with dancers, not only the samba, paso doble, rumba, and mambo, but even the conga.
Likewise, Tex-Mex and Tejano style featured the conjunto sound, resulting in such important music as "Tequila" by The Champs, "96 Tears" by Question Mark and the Mysterians, Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Thee Midniters, and the many combinations led by Doug Sahm, including the Sir Douglas Quintet and the Texas Tornadoes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Latin_music_in_the_United_States   (695 words)

 Popular music - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
In this respect, popular music differs from traditional folk music, which was created by ordinary people for their own enjoyment, and from classical music, which was originally created to serve the purposes of the Church or for the entertainment of the nobility.
As participatory music, "garage bands" are in a sense a resurrection of the old tradition of folk music, which in premodern times was composed and performed by ordinary people and transmitted exclusively by word of mouth.
The elevation of classical music to a position of special value is closely connected to the concept of a Western canon, and to theories of educational perennialism.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/p/o/p/Popular_music.html   (1727 words)

 Articles - The evolution of rap music in the United States
One of my intentions with my unit is to show that rap music is not a fad, but a musical art form that has been around for over 20 years in the United States.
As rap music evolved and became popular, women tended to be the targets of male rap lyrics and generally were not portrayed in a favorable light.
Music on early rap records sounded like the fl music of the day, which was heavy funk or more than often disco music.
www.hiphop-network.com /articles/mcarticles/evolutionofrapmusic.asp   (7062 words)

 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Music of the United States
Instead, the music of the United States is that of dozens or hundreds of indigenous and immigrant groups, all of which developed largely in regional isolation until the Civil War.
The music of the United States can be characterized by the use of syncopation, long, irregular melodies (which are said to reflect the wide open geography of the American landscape) and elements of distinctively American jazz, blues and Native American music (Ferris, 10).
Some commonalities are near universal among Native American traditional music, however, including the lack of harmony and polyphony, the presence of choiral vocals, the use of vocables and the descending melodic figures.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Music_of_the_United_States   (1062 words)

 Violin Pedagogy - School Instrumental Music in the United States
Albert Wassell, music educator and author of a series of articles on the history of class string instruction in America, noted that music students in these early public school orchestras generally had private instruction.
Numerous music education historians regard the British Maidstone Movement as a significant event in the history of school instrumental music in the United States.
Although the Maidstone Movement may have served as a catalyst for the widespread emergence of group instrumental classes in public schools in the United States, it is impossible to definitively ascertain the extent of this influence.
www.violinonline.com /schoolinstrumentalmusicintheunitedstates.htm   (1532 words)

 Popular music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Today, popular music is distributed via mass media such as recordings and radio (as classical music is now also).
Classical music compositions in the 20th century attempted to strip away the erroneous, the extra details, and as with modern art, remove everything apart from the essence of the image.
By the 1920s, popular music entered the process with songs that were catchy and entertaining, though often banal in their simplicity, but began to rival classical compositions in their complexity and sophistication.
www.abitabouteverything.com /files/p/po/popular_music_1.html   (2471 words)

 Music of the United States of America
Music of the United States of America (MUSA) is a national series of scholarly editions that seeks to reflect the character and diversity of American music making.
Published as a set within the Recent Researches in American Music series, MUSA is a joint venture with the American Musicological Society (AMS).
MUSA is housed at the University of Michigan School of Music.
www.areditions.com /rr/index/set_musa.html   (229 words)

 Worldwide Internet Music Resources: Schools of Music
State University of New York at Stony Brook Department of Music (Stony Brook, NY)
University of Newcastle Faculty & Conservatorium of Music
This music resource list is offered as a service of the William and Gayle Cook Music Library, Indiana University.
library.music.indiana.edu /music_resources/som.html   (2167 words)

 Music 526 - Music in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Students will become familiar with representative examples of a variety of American musical styles from the colonial days to the present.
Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction,
Parlor music and the rise of Tin Pan Alley
home.olemiss.edu /~mudws/mus526.html   (103 words)

 93.04.04: The Evolution of Rap Music in the United States
There are several other DJs that made contributions to American rap music that need to be noted of whom my students may not be aware.
I will bring in several art books containing the art work of several well known graffiti artists that were discussed in my unit and several artists that were not discussed in my unit.
This book is an excellent source on the history of rap music that can be used by both teachers and students.
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1993/4/93.04.04.x.html   (7748 words)

 Music - free downloads
Today, the guitar is an indispensable instrument in such diverse genres as classical music, folk music, jazz, soul music, rock-and-roll, etc. The popularity of the guitar is due in part to its expressiveness and portability.
Although the origin of music is not known, the first music probably consisted of whistling, chanting, and rhythmical tapping.
Pop music is a common part of popular music, sometimes regarded as a...
www.scientificpsychic.com /alpha/music.html   (1201 words)

 Latino Music in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mexican music has spilled across the border and there are mariachis and NorteƱo bands wherever there are even small Mexican communities and some even where there are none.
Cuban music among the large number of Cubans in not surprising, but the strength and impact of 'salsa' is also very strong in most major cities in the US.
There is a new broader awareness of the music of the old traditions of New Mexico and Colorado and a renewed pride in them.
aris.ss.uci.edu /rgarfias/courses/latino/latinous.html   (513 words)

 Amazon.com: Music in the United States: A Historical Introduction (4th Edition): Books: H. Wiley Hitchcock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This book provides a chronological look at American music from colonial times to the end of the 20th century revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship and critical views.
A scholarly and comprehensive treatment of both "serious" and "popular" music, this volume traces the major developments in American music from colonial times through the last quarter of the Twentieth Century.
This book is part of the Prentice Hall History of Music Series, which covers Western music from the Middle Ages through the 20th century, and also has a couple of non-Western music books.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0139076433?v=glance   (940 words)

 United States 3 - AOL Music
Income Distribution in Europe and the United States by AB Atkinson.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States...
Download, listen and watch United States 3 music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/united-states-3/203049/main   (141 words)

 Parental Advisory : Music Censorship in America
Radio stations across the country remove songs by the Dixie Chicks from airplay because of a comment made by the group's singer saying she was embarrassed that U.S. President George W. Bush was from her home state of Texas.
Even though she later apologized for the comment, the ban is still being aggressively enforced.
A selective on-line chronicle of popular music that has been censored, banned, suppressed, or altered against the wishes of its creators and intended audience.
ericnuzum.com /banned   (220 words)

 Music - United States - Finding the right Music for you special ocassion, check out our directory.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Quincy Music Theatre - the quincy music theatre - The Quincy Music Theater - the quincy music theater - north...
Virginia Music Flash is a group or musically related subjects from the state of Virginia.
CNY Music, the source for music and musician's in Syracuse, Rochester and Central New York...
www.weddingsdirectory.us /dir/84/1.php   (2476 words)

 Popular Music and Society - Find Articles
Quarterly academic journal published by the University of Bowling Green features articles on various music genres and their affects on society in different time periods and geographic regions.
Country Music Goes to War CHARLES K. WOLFE and JAMES E. AKENSON (Eds) University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2005 Country music and military engagements...
Louisiana Hayride: Radio and Roots Music along the Red River TRACEY E. LAIRD Oxford University Press, New York, 2004 198 pp.
www.looksmartusa.com /p/articles/mi_m2822   (304 words)

 MUS 260: Music in the United States (Wegman)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ability to read music, and knowledge of music history and theory, are helpful but not required.
For musical traditions of the Pueblo and Navajo (New Mexico and Arizona), listen to CD-WNT-2, A-302 N301, and A-302 N406.
Music associated with the American Revolution on A-302 N276, CD-5212 tracks 6-8, and LS-10109 (the latter, Hopkinson's America Independent of 1781, is also referred to by Hoover on p.
www.princeton.edu /~rwegman/mus260.htm   (6020 words)

 Thanks for the Music; Country Music Salutes The United States Army
Nashville, TN 2005 marks the 230th Birthday of the The Unites States Army.
Since its birth on 14 June 1775-over a year before the Declaration of Independence-the United States Army has played a vital role in the growth and development of our nation.
In ‘Salute’ of the United States Army, country music entertainers have joined force with the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs Bruce Zielsdorf and 77th Regional Readiness Command Sgt Major Chet Marcus to create and produce four-separate television specials on March 21st and 22nd at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
www.thanksforthemusic.com /events/cm_army.html   (224 words)

 Amazon.com: Black Music in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Reference and Research Materials: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Amazon.com: Black Music in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Reference and Research Materials: Books: Samuel A. Floyd,Marsha J. Reisser
The United States and Canada (Garland Encyclopedia of World Music, Volume 3) by Ellen Koskoff on page 613, and Back Matter
California Soul : Music of African Americans in the West (Music of the African Diaspora) by Jacqueline Cogdell DjeDje in Back Matter
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 Find in a Library: Music in the United States
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 Black Music in the United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Floyd, Samuel A. Black Music in the United States: An Annotated Bibliography of Selected Reference and Research Materials.
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