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Published: 14 July 2017

672 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190632991

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American Popular Music

From Minstrelsy to MP3

Fifth Edition

Larry Starr and Christopher Waterman

  • Covers the full range of American popular music, from its European, Latin, and African roots to today's multicultural sounds
  • Combines in-depth treatment of the music itself--including discussions of stylistic elements and analyses of musical examples--with solid coverage of the music's attendant historical, social, and cultural connections
  • Includes Listening Guides to help those unfamiliar with music analysis understand the key recordings discussed in the text
  • Enhanced by a selection of full-color and historic photographs

New to this Edition:

  • Dashboard for American Popular Music delivers streaming audio, digital listening maps, auto-graded assessment material, an interactive eBook, and more in a simple, informative, and mobile-friendly format. Dashboard access is included with all new copies of the paperback and loose-leaf text or can be purchased separately.
  • Increased coverage of women in popular music throughout all eras
  • Enhanced coverage of early country music, folk music, the development of jazz (particularly jazz vocalists), rap, and hip-hop
  • Updated coverage of today's top acts, including Adele, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and Arcade Fire

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