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America's Musical Landscape
America's Musical Landscape

America's Musical Landscape, 9th Edition

ISBN10: 1264296088 | ISBN13: 9781264296088
By Jean Ferris
© 2023

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America’s Musical Landscape provides readers with an extensive understanding of the progression of American music over time together with an appreciation of the music’s diverse cultural roots. Chapters are enhanced by more than 80 Listening Examples and more than 115 Optional Listening Examples, connections to other arts, and Thinking Critically boxes throughout. Ultimately, the music fundamentals covered will enable students to listen to new music receptively and creatively. 

Prelude Basic Properties of Musical Sound 

 PART 1 Music in Early North America
Chapter 1 North American Indian Music 
Chapter 2 Early Folk Music 
Chapter 3 Religious Music in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal Periods 
Chapter 4 Secular Music in the Colonial, Revolutionary, and Federal Periods 

PART 2 The Tumultuous Nineteenth Century 
Chapter 5 Religious Music in the Early Nineteenth Century 
Chapter 6 Popular Music of the Civil War Era 
Chapter 7 Concert Music  

PART 3 The Growth of Vernacular Traditions 
Chapter 8 The Rise of Popular Culture 
Chapter 9 The Jazz Age 
Chapter 10 Jazz 1930-1960
Chapter 11 Country Music 
Chapter 12 Latin Popular Musics 

PART 4 Vernacular Musics Since Rock and Roll
Chapter 13 Rock and Roll 
Chapter 14 Rock Flirts with Country 
Chapter 15 Late Twentieth-Century Jazz 
Chapter 16 Popular Music in the Late Twentieth Century 
Chapter 17 Vernacular Music in the Twenty-First Century 

PART 5 Music for Theater and Film 
Chapter 18 Musical Theater 
Chapter 19 Music for Films 
Chapter 20 American Opera 

PART 6 Tradition and Innovation in Concert Music 
Chapter 21 Experimental Music: Revolution 
Chapter 22 Early Twentieth-Century Mainstream Concert Music: Evolution 
Chapter 23 The Avant-Garde, Continued 
Chapter 24 The Recent Mainstream 

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About the Author

Jean Ferris

After receiving her MA in Music History and Literature at Arizona State University, Jean Ferris taught Music History and Appreciation at ASU. In addition to her work at the University, she has been involved with the music community by serving as a church choir director, singing with the Phoenix Symphony Chorale, playing the organ, and touring to Japan with her high school handbell choir--apparently the first handbell choir to perform in that country.

Ferris is the author of two books: Music: The Art of Listening and America's Musical Landscape.


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