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 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...