American Music: A Panorama, Fourth Concise Edition by Lorenzo Candelaria, Daniel Kingman

By Lorenzo Candelaria, Daniel Kingman

This briefer, extra available variation of our best-selling survey textual content describes American song as a landscape of exact but parallel streams--hip-hop and Latin; people and kingdom; gospel and classical; jazz, blues, and rock-that replicate the uniquely varied personality of the U.S.. evaluating and contrasting musical kinds throughout areas and time, Candelaria and Kingman bring a imaginative and prescient of yank track either exuberant and artistic, a track that arises out of the background and musical traditions of the various immigrants to America's seashores.

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Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it. 22 PART I Folk and Ethnic Musics The Words of the Spiritual Spirituals tend to draw deeply from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. Just as “Sheep, Sheep, Don’t You Know the Road” drew on the moving narrative of the Good Shepherd in the Gospel according to John (10: 11), so too, “Jacob’s Ladder” referenced the powerful symbol of a portal to heaven described in the Book of Genesis (28: 10–11).

Yet, Ghost Dance songs of various tribes show similar characteristics, apparently of Great Basin origin, that are often markedly different from those of their own indigenous tribal music. Songs of the Great Basin tribes tended to be narrow in vocal range, and to consist of short paired phrases (AA BB CC and so on) chanted in a descending melodic line. These features are readily heard in this example sung by the Pawnee, a Plains tribe.

As Frances Densmore, an early authority on Indian music, noted: “Singing was not a trivial matter. . It was used in treating the 29 Copyright 2010 Cengage Learning. All Rights Reserved. May not be copied, scanned, or duplicated, in whole or in part. Due to electronic rights, some third party content may be suppressed from the eBook and/or eChapter(s). Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience. Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if subsequent rights restrictions require it.

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