Download A Florida Fiddler: The Life and Times of Richard Seaman by Gregory Hansen PDF

By Gregory Hansen

A musical existence as wonderful metaphor for Florida's cultural landscape.

This biography of 97-year-old Richard Seaman, who grew up in Kissimmee Park, Florida, is determined by oral heritage and folklore study to outline where of musicianship and storytelling within the state's background from one artist's standpoint. Gregory Hansen offers Seaman's evaluate of Florida's altering cultural panorama via his tall stories, own event narratives, legends, mess around song repertory, and outlines of day-by-day life.

Seaman's formative years stories of fiddling performances and rural dances clarify the position such gatherings performed in development and holding social order in the group. As an grownup, Seaman moved to Jacksonville, Florida, the place he labored as a machinist and played together with his kinfolk band. The evolution of his musical repertory from the early Twenties throughout the Nineteen Fifties offers a source for reconstructing social lifestyles within the rural south and for knowing how alterations in musical type replicate the state's more and more city social constitution. Hansen incorporates a set of Seaman's mess around tunes, transcribed for the advantage of performer and researcher alike. The thirty tall stories integrated within the quantity represent a consultant pattern of Florida’s oral culture within the early years of the twentieth century.

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Download Ethnomusicologizing: Essays on Music in the New Paradigms by Bill Banfield PDF

By Bill Banfield

In Ethnomusicologizing: Essays on tune within the New Paradigms, composer and musicologist brings jointly a chain of essays on tune making in modern tradition. extra particularly, it makes a speciality of the myriad methods we have interaction with music—as makers, as listeners, as shoppers, as manufacturers. Banfield labels this absolutely engaged strategy as “ethnomusicologizing,” as he explores the methods we create, proportion, train, and speak about track. all through he argues that tune is greater than the adventure of dependent sound. it is extremely a fashion of being extra significantly current as musicians and as voters of sharing on the planet itself.

Ethnomusicologizing contains writings on modern track and tradition stories, providing glimpses on greater than simply tune historical past via reflective essays, interviews with modern artists, and workouts within the research and feedback of pop culture. during this paintings, Banfield instructs readers within the methods wherein we might larger delight in and comprehend inventive artistry and strategy, and their relation to historical past and its which means. The essays contain a choir of voices and views that offer perception into modern song tradition that offer readers a textual content that makes use of his personal studies as a musician—and particularly his travels in the course of the musical global of Cuba—as good as his takes on modern renowned recording artists, American track traditions, and song schooling to discover each point of making, appearing, and being in track.

Offering many issues of access into the concept that musical event, international citizenship and community-mindedness are all components of a better entire, Ethnomusicologizing encourages artists and readers to speak about the which means of music—and artwork extra generally—in totally new methods.

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Download Political Rock by Mark Pedelty, Kristine Weglarz PDF

By Mark Pedelty, Kristine Weglarz

Political Rock positive factors luminary figures in rock tune that experience stood out not just for his or her performances, but in addition for his or her politics. The e-book opens with a comparative, cultural heritage of artists who've performed vital roles in social pursuits. person chapters are dedicated to The conflict and Fugazi, Billy Bragg, Bob Dylan, Rage opposed to the laptop, Pearl Jam, Sinead O'Connor, Peter Gabriel, Ani DiFranco, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Earle and Kim Gordon. those artists were selected for his or her prestige as rock musicians and connections to political moments, hobbies, and artwork. The artists and authors convey that rock keeps a serious pressure, carrying on with a practice of rock politics that concerns to fanatics, activists, and pursuits alike.

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Download A Life in Ragtime: A Biography of James Reese Europe by Reid Badger PDF

By Reid Badger

In 1919, the realm stood on the threshhold of the Jazz Age. the guy who had ushered it there, besides the fact that, lay murdered--and might quickly plunge from foreign reputation to old obscurity. It used to be a destiny few may have anticipated for James Reese Europe; he used to be then on the top of his occupation as a composer, conductor, and organizer within the black neighborhood, with the promise of even higher heights to return. "People do not understand but at the present time what we misplaced after we misplaced Jim Europe," stated pianist Eubie Blake. "He was once the savior of Negro musicians...in a category with Booker T. Washington and Martin Luther King." In James Reese Europe, Reid Badger brilliantly captures this interesting lifestyles, tracing a severe bankruptcy within the emergence of jazz via one man's striking odyssey. After an early begin in Washington, Europe chanced on his status in ny, the leisure capital of turn-of-the-century the USA. within the decade sooner than the 1st global battle, he emerged as an stated chief in African-American musical theater, either as a conductor and an astonishingly prolific composer. Badger finds a guy of super depths and targets, regularly desiring to win reputation for black musicians and wider recognition for his or her track. He toiled continuously, engaged on gain concert events, becoming a member of fingers with W.E.B. Du Bois, and supporting to stumbled on a black tune school--all the whereas profitable advertisement and significant good fortune together with his selected paintings. In 1910, he helped create the Clef membership, making it the preferable African-American musical association within the state in the course of his presidency. each year from 1912 to 1914, Europe led the Clef membership orchestra in victorious concert events at Carnegie corridor, successful new respectability and recognition for ragtime. He went directly to a enormously profitable collaboration with Vernon and Irene citadel, the overseas stars who made social dancing a world-wide rage. alongside the way in which, Europe helped to revolutionize American music--and Badger presents attention-grabbing info of his suggestions and broad effect. In global warfare I, the musical pioneer received new status because the first African-American officer to guide males into strive against in that conflict--but he used to be top referred to as band chief for the all-black fifteenth Infantry Regiment. because the "Hellfighters" of the fifteenth racked up successes at the battlefield, Europe's band took France by way of hurricane with the recent sounds of jazz. In 1919, the warriors again to ny in triumph, and Europe used to be the toast of the town. Then, quite a few months later, he was once dead--stabbed to dying by means of a drummer in his personal orchestra. From humble beginnings to tragic finish, the tale of Jim Europe comes alive in Reid Badger's account. Weaving within the wider tale of our altering tradition, song, and racial clash, Badger deftly captures the turbulent, promising age of ragtime, and the drama of a victorious lifestyles minimize brief.

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Download The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty-one Issues and Concepts by Bruno Nettl PDF

By Bruno Nettl

The 1st version of this publication, The examine of Ethnomusicology: Twenty-Nine matters and ideas, has develop into a vintage within the box. This revised version, written twenty-two years after the unique, keeps the culture of delivering engagingly written research that provides the main finished dialogue of the sphere to be had at any place. This ebook appears on the box of ethnomusicology--defined because the learn of the world's musics from a comparative standpoint, and the examine of all track from an anthropological perspective--as a box of study. Nettl selects thirty-one thoughts and matters which were the topics of continuous debate through ethnomusicologists, and he provides 4 completely new chapters and punctiliously updates the textual content to mirror new advancements and issues within the box. every one bankruptcy seems at its topic traditionally and is going directly to make its issues with case reviews, many taken from Nettl's personal box adventure. Drawing broadly on his box study within the heart East, Western city settings, and North American Indian societies, in addition to on a severe survey of the to be had literature, Nettl advances our realizing of either the variety and universality of the world's tune. This revised edition's 4 new chapters take care of the doing and writing of musical ethnography, the scholarly learn of tools, facets of women's tune and ladies in track, and the ethnomusicologist's research of his or her personal tradition.

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Download Russian Folk Songs: Musical Genres and History by Vadim Prokhorov PDF

By Vadim Prokhorov

"Russian people songs are a dwelling historical past of the Russian humans, wealthy, brilliant and fair, revealing their whole life," wrote the good Russian author Nikolai Gogol.

Russian folks songs have regularly performed a necessary half in Russian existence, tradition, and song. they've got performed a tremendous half within the paintings of many nice Russian composers together with Glinka, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Tchaikovsky, Prokoviev, and Stravinsky. during this new learn, Vadim Prokhorov presents a historic survey and an outline of the musical and poetic features of Russian people music. The songs themselves are labeled into numerous different types: calendar songs, lyric songs, paintings songs, epic songs, old songs, and the city songs that emerged within the 18th and nineteenth centuries.

Prokhorov presents a foundation for realizing the ethnomusicological ideas of Russian folks track. as well as his dialogue of some of the different types, he incorporates a beneficiant choice of songs prepared for voice and piano, including texts and translations of the music texts. a person drawn to this wealthy repertory of people tune, even if as instructor, singer, or tune lover, will locate this a lucrative assortment.

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Download The Power of Black Music: Interpreting Its History from by Samuel A. Floyd PDF

By Samuel A. Floyd

While Jimi Hendrix transfixed the crowds of Woodstock along with his gripping model of "The megastar Spangled Banner," he used to be development on a beginning attaining again, partly, to the innovative guitar taking part in of Howlin' Wolf and the opposite nice Chicago bluesmen, and to the Delta blues culture earlier than him. yet in its unforgettable advent, via his unaccompanied "talking" guitar passage and inserted calls and responses at key issues within the musical narrative, Hendrix's functionality of the nationwide anthem additionally hearkened again to a convention even older than the blues, a practice rooted within the earrings of dance, drum, and track shared through peoples throughout Africa.

daring and unique, The strength of Black Music deals a brand new means of hearing the tune of black the United States, and appreciating its profound contribution to all American tune. Striving to collapse the boundaries that stay among excessive artwork and occasional artwork, it brilliantly illuminates the centuries-old linkage among the track, myths and rituals of Africa and the continued evolution and enduring energy of African-American tune. encouraged through the pioneering paintings of Sterling Stuckey and Henry Louis Gates, Jr., writer Samuel A. Floyd, Jr, advocates a brand new serious procedure grounded within the varieties and traditions of the tune itself. He accompanies readers on a desirable trip from the African ring, throughout the ring shout's robust merging of tune and dance within the slave tradition, to the funeral parade practices of the early new Orleans jazzmen, the bluesmen within the twenties, the beboppers within the forties, and the unfastened jazz, rock, Motown, and live performance corridor composers of the sixties and past. Floyd dismisses the belief that Africans delivered to the U.S. as slaves took the song of whites within the New global and remodeled it via their very own functionality practices. as an alternative, he acknowledges ecu impacts, whereas demonstrating how a lot black track has persisted to percentage with its African opposite numbers. Floyd keeps that whereas African american citizens would possibly not have direct wisdom of African traditions and myths, they could intuitively realize hyperlinks to an genuine African cultural reminiscence. for instance, in conversing of his grandfather Omar, who died a slave as a tender guy, the jazz clarinetist Sidney Bechet acknowledged, "Inside him he'd received the reminiscence of the entire unsuitable that is been performed to my humans. that is what the reminiscence is....When a blues is nice, that sort of reminiscence simply grows up within it."
Grounding his scholarship and meticulous examine in his youth thoughts of black people tradition and his personal reports as a musician and listener, Floyd continues that the reminiscence of Omar and all those that got here prior to and after him continues to be a driver within the black track of the US, a strength with the ability to complement cultures across the world.

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Download Puccini's MANON LESCAUT: Opera Classics Library Series by Burton D. Fisher PDF

By Burton D. Fisher

A entire advisor to Puccini's MANON LESCAUT, that includes insightful and intensive remark and research, a whole, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by part, and over 35 track spotlight examples.

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Download Folk by Richard Carlin, Ronald D. Cohen PDF

By Richard Carlin, Ronald D. Cohen

American renowned tune displays a wealthy cultural range. From Aaron Copland to Miles Davis to Elvis Presley to Muddy Waters, the us has produced one of the most influential and cherished musicians and performers of the 20 th century. The blues, jazz, and rock and roll - musical genres enjoyed all over the world - have been born the following, and American composers, manufacturers, singers, and songwriters have crafted a special history in different genres corresponding to classical and folks. "American well known Music", a brand new eight-volume set, celebrates American track by way of offering a wealth of knowledge on seven significant musical branches. each one finished ebook presents the ideal, one-stop start line for learn in every one musical box. among three hundred and 500 entries in each one quantity hide key personalities, landmark performances and recordings, hit songs and experimental compositions, very important courses, musical tools, sorts of tune, social and ancient matters, firms and faculties, list businesses, and masses extra. jointly, the volumes contain a breathtaking depiction of yankee song and the influential threads that weave one of the assorted musical genres. Written by way of specialists for college students and fans, "American well known song" is an important source for the research and appreciation of yankee track. A seven-member editorial board of professional advisers contains best teachers who're additionally appearing musicians, manufacturers, and songwriters, together with a Grammy nominee and an across the world well-known composer. every one publication comprises forty to 60 photos, a word list, a discography of urged listening, a chronology, and an index. The 8th quantity, integrated at no cost with the acquisition of the whole seven-volume set, is a entire index that permits readers to simply find musical phrases, musicians, songs, and extra during the complete set, "American renowned song" is a must have source not just for college kids learning tune but additionally for these drawn to social hobbies, cultural heritage, geography, know-how, the expansion of broadcast and recorded media, ethnography and anthropology, and plenty of different subject matters.

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