Download E-books Folk-Songs of the South: Collected Under the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society (West Virginia Classics) PDF

By John Harrington Cox, Alan Jabbour

Folk-Songs of the South: Collected lower than the Auspices of the West Virginia Folk-Lore Society is a suite of ballads and folk-songs from West Virginia. First released in 1925, this source comprises narrative and lyric songs that have been transmitted orally, in addition to well known songs from print assets. via 186 ballads and songs and 26 folks tunes, this assortment documents more than a few types and genres, from English and Scottish ballads to songs concerning the progressive and Civil Wars, the outlet of the yank West, boat and railroad transportation, children’s play-party and dance tune, and songs from African American singers, together with post-Civil struggle renowned song. the unique creation by way of Cox comprises vivid photographs of the singers he researched, with descriptions of functionality sort and information about personalities and attitudes. With a brand new advent by means of Alan Jabbour, this reprint renews the significance of this article as a section of scholarship, revealing Cox’s realizing of the workings of culture throughout time and position and his effect upon folk-song research. 

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Download E-books The A to Z of Sacred Music (The A to Z Guide Series) PDF

By Joseph P. Swain

Approximately all spiritual traditions have reserved a unique position for sacred track. if it is song accompanying a ritual or simply for devotional reasons, track composed for whole congregations or for the informed soloist, or tune set to holy phrases or simply instrumental, in a few shape or one other, tune is current. in truth, in a few traditions the relation among the song and the ritual is so intimate that to differentiate among them will be inaccurate.

The A to Z of Sacred Music covers an important elements of the sacred song of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and different smaller spiritual teams. It offers worthwhile info on all of the major traditions of this track by using a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, appendixes, and countless numbers of cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant sorts of song, composers, key non secular figures, really good positions, genres of composition, technical phrases, tools, basic records and assets, major areas, and critical musical compositions.

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Download E-books Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge PDF

By Keith Kahn-Harris

Severe metal--one step past heavy metal--can look strange or terrifying to the uninitiated. severe steel musicians have built a frequently impenetrable sound that teeters at the fringe of screaming, incomprehensible noise. severe steel circulates at the fringe of mainstream tradition in the confines of an imprecise 'scene', within which participants discover risky subject matters similar to loss of life, warfare and the occult, occasionally embracing violence, neo-fascism and Satanism. within the first book-length research of utmost steel, Keith Kahn-Harris attracts on first-hand study to discover the worldwide severe steel scene. He exhibits how the scene is an area during which contributors creatively discover damaging issues, but in addition an area during which individuals event the standard pleasures of neighborhood and friendship.Including interviews with band participants and enthusiasts, from international locations starting from the united kingdom and US to Israel and Sweden, severe steel: track and tradition at the aspect demonstrates the ability and subtlety of a frequently superb and misunderstood musical shape.

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Download E-books Culture on the Margins: The Black Spiritual and the Rise of American Cultural Interpretation PDF

By Jon Cruz

In tradition at the Margins, Jon Cruz recounts the "discovery" of black tune by way of white elites within the 19th century, boldly revealing how the episode formed smooth methods to learning racial and ethnic cultures. Slave proprietors had lengthy heard black tune making as meaningless "noise." Abolitionists started to characteristic social and political intending to the track, encouraged, as many have been, via Frederick Douglass's invitation to listen to slaves' songs as tales to their internal, subjective worlds. This interpretive shift--which Cruz calls "ethnosympathy"--marks the start of a mainstream American curiosity within the country's cultural margins. In tracing the emergence of a brand new interpretive framework for black tune, Cruz indicates how the idea that of "cultural authenticity" is continually redefined through critics for numerous purposes--from easing anxieties coming up from contested social relatives to furthering debates approximately sleek ethics and egalitarianism.

In concentrating on the religious point of black tune, abolitionists, for instance, pivoted towards an idealized spiritual making a song topic on the cost of soaking up the extra socially and politically tricky concerns offered within the slave narratives and different black writings. by way of the top of the century, Cruz continues, glossy social technology additionally annexed a lot of this cultural flip. the end result was once a completely smooth tension-ridden curiosity in tradition at the racial margins of yankee society that has lengthy had the influence of divorcing black tradition from politics.

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Download E-books The Big Book of Gospel Songs (Big Books of Music) PDF

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). a hundred all-time gospel favorites: extraordinary Grace * At Calvary * simply because He Lives * Blessed insurance * Church within the Wildwood * Footsteps of Jesus * provide Me That outdated Time faith * Hallelujah, we will upward push * He * He Touched Me * he is obtained the full global in His arms * His Eye Is at the Sparrow * How nice Thou paintings * i'm enjoyed * i admire to inform the tale * I observed the sunshine * within the backyard * The Lily of the Valley * Mansion over the Hilltop * The previous Rugged go * priceless Lord, Take My Hand * Rock of a while * candy via and through * there's strength within the Blood * whilst the Roll is named up Yonder * Will the Circle Be Unbroken * Wings of a Dove * extra!

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Download E-books Music, Modernity, and God: Essays in Listening PDF

Whilst the tale of modernity is instructed from a theological viewpoint, track is sometimes missed - regardless of its pervasiveness in glossy tradition and the manifold methods it's been intertwined with modernity's ambivalent relation to the Christian God. In dialog with musicologists and tune theorists, during this selection of essays Jeremy Begbie goals to teach that the practices of tune and the discourses it has generated undergo their very own type of witness to a couple of the pivotal theological currents and counter-currents shaping modernity. tune has been deeply stricken by those currents and on occasion could have performed an element in producing them. additionally, Begbie argues that song is in a position to yielding powerful methods of addressing and relocating past many of the extra intractable theological difficulties and dilemmas which modernity has bequeathed to us.

Music, Modernity, and God contains stories of Calvin, Luther, and Bach, an exposition of the interesting tussle among Rousseau and the composer Rameau, and an account of the heady exaltation of track to be present in the early German Romantics. specific consciousness is paid to the complicated family members among track and language, and the ways that theology, a self-discipline concerning language at its center, can come to phrases with practices like song, practices that are coherent and significant yet which in lots of respects don't function in language-like ways.

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Download E-books The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century PDF

By Joachim-Ernst Berendt

Considered the main encyclopedic interpretive background of jazz on hand in a single quantity for extra than 50 years, this reference has been thoroughly revised and extended to include the dominant types and musicians because the book’s final booklet in 1992, in addition to the culmination of present learn approximately past sessions within the historical past of jazz. moreover, new chapters were additional on John Zorn, jazz within the Nineteen Nineties and past, samplers, the tuba, the harmonica, non-Western tools, postmodernist and repertory immense bands, how the avant-garde has explored culture, and plenty of different matters. This survey of earlier and present types, parts, tools, musicians, singers, and large bands of jazz maintains to show off an artwork shape extensively considered as America’s maximum contribution to the world’s musical culture.

For fifty years The Jazz publication has been the main encyclopedic interpretive background of jazz on hand in a single volume.
In this new 7th variation, each one bankruptcy has been thoroughly revised and extended to include the dominant kinds and musicians because the book’s final booklet in 1992, in addition to the end result of present examine approximately prior sessions within the historical past of jazz. furthermore, new chapters were extra on John Zorn, jazz within the Nineties and past, samplers, the tuba, the harmonica, non-Western tools, postmodernist and repertory tremendous bands, how the avant-garde has explored culture, and plenty of different subjects.
With a common resurgence of curiosity in jazz, The Jazz publication will proceed good into the twenty first century to fill the necessity for info approximately an paintings shape broadly considered as America’s maximum contribution to the world’s musical culture.

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Download E-books Jazz Keyboard Harmony + CD. PDF

By Phil Degreg

Piano Voicing procedure for All Musicians through Phil DeGreg - Book/CD set. a pragmatic and systematic strategy that teaches the way to perform jazz piano voicings so they develop into automated and intuitive. the strategy progresses step-by-step from 2-voice to 7-voice chord buildings with fourths and upper-structure triads. each one bankruptcy offers crucial harmonic progressions written and spelled out in all keys, besides fingerings to assist non-keyboardists. additionally supplied are songs, written out for either fingers, which make the most of the options and voicings simply realized. comprises comping rhythms, bass line suggestions, and perform thoughts. very good for either school room and person examine. Strongly recommended by means of Mark Levine, Bobby Shew, Denis Diblasio, and so on. The incorporated Play-a-long CD enables you to perform the piano workouts within the publication with bass and drum accompaniment; it's also possible to perform comping besides a saxophone soloist. an indication piano song on one channel, performed with a stylistic comping consider, delivers an concept of ways the piano voicing workouts should still sound.

'.. vital for a person keen on jazz piano type pedagogy.' ---Ellen Rowe, pianist and affiliate Professor of Jazz reports, college of Michigan

'Jazz Keyboard concord has develop into a customary textual content utilized in faculties around the state. The ebook is apparent, consise, and good prepared' ---James Smith, professor and chair of jazz stories, important nation collage, Ohio'The such a lot concise, logical, and thorough ebook on jazz piano voicings.' ---Matt Cooper, Professor of Piano and Jazz stories, jap Oregon University

'This e-book is 'the' piano booklet for all musicians within the band. Phil has geared up the fabric to be understood through every person. the 1st bankruptcy by myself can get a starting participant through a professional enjoying scenario. It has encouraged me to come back to the piano.' ---Denis DiBlasio, saxophonist and Director of Jazz stories. Rowan University

'Phil DeGreg's Jazz Keyboard concord is not just a very good publication, it has plenty of stuff I want I had positioned into my very own book!' ---Mark Levine, pianist and writer of 'The Jazz Piano Book'

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Download E-books The Value of Sacred Music: An Anthology of Essential Writings, 1801-1918 PDF

By Jonathan L. Friedmann

This choice of traditionally major essays specializes in the aim and serve as of sacred song. problems with historicity, spirituality, standardization and different subject matters important to the examine of Protestant, Catholic and Jewish sacred tune from 1801 to 1918 are explored. relocating from musicology to psychology and to spiritual experiences, this quantity captures the breadth of scholarship to be had within the box, in addition to serving as an invaluable creation for these readers simply starting their examine of sacred song.

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