in To Do This, You Must Know How
February 2013; p ublished online March 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 32574 words.
This chapter describes music instruction and spiritual singing at Industrial High School in Birmingham, and the groups that emerged from Alabama’s quartet training culture, which include:...
in Resounding Afro Asia
May 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music; Ethnomusicology. 15333 words.
This chapter examines the ways in which Afro Asian music engenders interracial audiences and venues. Focusing on Chicago world music band Funkadesi, it reveals how the band constructs...
in Policy and the Political Life of Music Education
May 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 8737 words.
Chapter synopsis: The content of curricular documents will contain certain notions about the value and place of music education both within a system of education and within...
in Spirits Rejoice!
June 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 15668 words.
The first case study examines the most obvious articulation of jazz and religion: religious traditions. Beginning with an interpretation of the complexities of the “black church” thesis...
in The Poetics of Rock
November 2001; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 20072 words.
This chapter illustrates five broad categories that account for all the sounds on a record: musical performance, timbre, echo, ambience, and texture. It is the configuration of...
in Curious and Modern Inventions
March 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: American Music. 7750 words.
Early modern composers distinguished themselves from their predecessors by referring to their work as “modern”; these assertions of modernity reflect a growing historical consciousness—a...
in Four-Handed Monsters
June 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Musicology and Music History; American Music. 12615 words.
This chapter deals with a much more covert aspect of four-hand playing and its role in nineteenth-century culture: the hand as an organ. Most visual and literary representations of...
in Sampling Media
March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .
Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; American Music. 5185 words.
China’s acclaimed “urban generation” or “sixth generation” filmmakers like Jia Zhang-ke have, through the concept of “on-the-spot realism,” revolutionized how cinema documents people and...