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This briefer, more accessible edition of our best-selling survey text describes American music as a panorama of distinct yet parallel streams--hip-hop and Latin; folk and country; gospel and classical; jazz, blues, and rock-that reflect the uniquely diverse character of the United States. Comparing and contrasting musical styles across regions and time, Candelaria and Kingman deliver a vision of American music both exuberant and inventive, a music that arises out of the history and musical traditions of the many immigrants to America's shores.
From Scarborough Fair to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, this compilation for beginning clarinetists offers a splendid variety of melodies and genres. In addition to classical favorites and standards of the clarinet repertoire, the contents include traditional songs, Spanish airs, and jazz and ragtime melodies. A free MP3 download is available for each tune, offering students the chance to familiarize themselves with the featured melodies, which include: Traditional/Favorites: Scarborough Fair, St. James InfirmaryClassical Favorites: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, Handel's Messiah, March from The NutcrackerRepertoire specific to the instrument: Mozart's Clarinet ConcertoLatin Selections: La Cumparsita, Tango de ReveJazz/Ragtime: The Entertainer, St. Louis BluesSuitable for beginning players of all ages, this collection is also ideal for those wishing to refresh their skills.
It's a special day in 1950s Harlem, and C. J., an aspiring young jazz musician, is excited. His trumpet-playing Uncle Click is getting ready to be photographed by Highnote magazine. When Uncle Click can't find his signature black beret, C. J. volunteers to retrace his uncle's steps from the previous day to find the hat.
As C. J. races to Uncle Click's favorite hangouts-from Garlic's Barbershop to the Midnight Melody Club-a buzz about the photo shoot begins to stir in the Harlem air. C. J. returns home without the hat, but news of the photo has spread like wildfire. Soon all the best jazz musicians in the neighborhood have shown up at Uncle Click's front door for a photo shoot of historic proportions.
Sweet Music in Harlem captures the energy and excitement of a magical time in Harlem's jazz history, highlighting the dynamic friendship of a close-knit community.
Jazz in the Pass emanates the historic musical legacies as put forth by Capt. John Handy, saxophone; Joe B. Jackson, pianist; and the Watson Brothers' Band, who were all from this community. The festival has grown with each year, with the potential of becoming a major event. Capt. John Handy, a Black man with roots in Pass Christian, became internationally famous for his performances with his alto sax. At his funeral in 1970, Harold DeJean, head of the Olympia Brass Band, echoed out, "We come to lay him down right!" The ritual is a tradition for New Orleans old musicians that seldom varies. The band lead the hearse in a somber funereal march to the cemetery, playing hymns all along the way. The lead trumpet rolled out the first notes of "Closer Walk With Thee." Then they let loose with a sprightly march as they came away from the grave, blaring lively Dixieland tunes. The trumpets aimed heavenward, clarinets playing lower register, and the trombones flamed like burnished gold. The mourners strutted and trucked all along the band route. Friends had come from as far as England and as near as around the corner - also in tribute were the bells from other churches in the city that began ringing - "there were the sounds of music everywhere.
Popular Music Theory and Analysis: A Research and Information Guide uncovers the wealth of scholarly works dealing with the theory and analysis of popular music.Â This annotated bibliographyÂ is an exhaustive catalog of music-theoretical and musicological works that is searchable by subject, genre, and song title.Â It will support emerging scholarship and inquiry for future research on popular music.
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