American Music: A Panorama, Fourth Concise Edition by Lorenzo Candelaria, Daniel Kingman

By Lorenzo Candelaria, Daniel Kingman

This briefer, extra obtainable version of our best-selling survey textual content describes American song as a landscape of detailed but parallel streams--hip-hop and Latin; people and nation; gospel and classical; jazz, blues, and rock-that mirror the uniquely assorted personality of the us. evaluating and contrasting musical kinds throughout areas and time, Candelaria and Kingman carry a imaginative and prescient of yank track either exuberant and artistic, a song that arises out of the historical past and musical traditions of the various immigrants to America's beaches.

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The fiddle shows its prized versatility in this recording. It is foregrounded while beginning the piece, ending the piece, and performing brief interludes, but otherwise fades into the background, occasionally accentuating the underlying rhythms of the guitar as it lyrically doubles the voice part. The miller was traditionally a character of dubious reputation in the community, and the line “One hand in the hopper and the other in the sack” refers to his practice of helping himself to a portion of the meal he was grinding.

Rattles are nearly universal, are of many types, and are often worn on the ankles while dancing. The use of drums alone, without singing, is virtually unknown. Words Since the music is nearly all vocal, the question of the words arises. The songs are very often not in the language of speech. Vocables—simple vocal sounds such as “fa-la-la” in the holiday song “Deck the Halls”— are often either interpolated between actual words or replace them altogether. To call these syllables meaningless is not quite correct; they may have private or ritual significance, or they may be sounds whose original meaning has been lost, either through changes in the language or because they were borrowed from other tribes.

May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. CH The African American Tradition A P T E R 2 AFRICAN MUSIC AND ITS RELATION TO BLACK MUSIC IN AMERICA As we begin our study of African American music, two questions occur immediately: To what extent is it African?

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