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Gateway to music : an introduction to American vernacular, European art, and world music traditions / edited by Jocelyn Nelson.

Other author/creatorNelson, Jocelyn, editor.
Format Book and Print
EditionFourth revised preliminary edition.
Publication Info [San Diego, Calif.] : Cognella, [2015]
Copyright Notice ©2015
Descriptionix, 352 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents Unit one : American vernacular music. Introduction -- Traditional American music -- American music for stage and screen -- Jazz -- Modern American popular music part I : up to 1970 -- Modern American popular music part II : after 1970 -- Unit two : European art music. Antiquity to 1600 -- Baroque music -- Classic era music -- Romantic era music -- Modern art music -- Unit three : world music. Music of the Americas -- Music of Oceania -- Music of sub-Saharan Africa -- Music of the Middle East -- Music of Asia -- Appendix : musical instruments -- Sources -- Glossary.
Abstract An anthology reader for non-music major undergraduate students. It differs from typical texts in this area, many of which focus primarily on the canon of Western European art music. In contrast, this book introduces students to musical traditions around the world and places these in historical, social, and cultural context through primary source readings on the meaning of music.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and glossary.
Genre/formCriticism, interpretation, etc.

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