Written by an experienced teacher and renowned scholar of the genre, Country Music: A Cultural and Stylistic History, Second Edition, offers a chronological narrative that explains country music's origins, development, and meaning from the first commercial recordings of the 1920s up to the present. It highlights significant performers, songs, and institutions throughout the history of country music. It also considers key social, political, and musical issues that span many decades of evolution within the genre.
This easy piano collection features the most popular country songs of today. It includes famous songs in a variety of styles---from ballads to up-tempo rockers. Lyrics and basic chord symbols are included along with helpful fingering and phrasing indications. Each arrangement is fun and easy to play, and great for solo performance or sing-alongs. Titles: All-American Girl * Amazed * American Honey * Anyway * Before He Cheats * Blown Away * Crazy Girl * The Dance * Do You Believe Me Now * For You * Go Rest High on That Mountain * Good in Goodbye * How Do I Live * I Could Not Ask for More * I Swear * I Told You So * If I Die Young * I'll Stand By You * In My Daughter's Eyes * Jesus, Take the Wheel * Let Me Down Easy * Live Like You Were Dying * Love Can Build a Bridge * Mama's Song * Margaritaville * My Heart Can't Tell You No * Smile * Some Hearts * Stand By Your Man * Take Me Home, Country Roads * Teardrops on My Guitar * Temporary Home * There You'll Be * Undo It * Wagon Wheel * Walk Me Down the Middle * When I Said I Do * When You Come Back Down * Whenever You Remember * Whiskey Lullaby * White Horse * Why Wait * You Light Up My Life.
(Guitar Educational). Expand your guitar knowledge with the Guitar Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Country volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard noation and tablature. You'll also get extremely useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos, and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus audio tracks featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! A huge variety of country guitar styles and techniques are covered, including: open-chord licks, rhythm techniques, pentatonic scales, arpeggios, double-stop licks, triple-stop licks, standard bends, pedal-steel bends, Travis picking, hybrid picking, fingerstyle country, chord embellishments, and more! The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
A vibrant introduction to a quintessential American art form, Country Music: A Cultural and Stylistic History is the first undergraduate textbook that focuses solely on country music.
Written by an experienced teacher and renowned scholar of the genre, it offers a coherent narrative that explains country music, its origins, its development, and its meaning from the first commercial recordings of the 1920s up to the present. It highlights significant performers, songs, and institutions in country music. It also considers key social, political, and musical issues that span many decades of evolution within the genre.
Each part of Country Music opens with an introduction that provides a broad sense of the trends, context, and significant elements of country music during a specific period. Each chapter offers three essential features within the narrative:
* Artist Profiles provide a close look at important figures in the history of country music, from country stars to songwriters to industry personnel * Listening Guides connect specific recordings to the ideas presented in each chapter; end-of-chapter playlists offer suggestions for further listening * Boxed essays offer in-depth explorations of topics in seven categories: history, musical style, the music business, culture, technology, songwriting, and issues of identity
Country Music concludes with three helpful appendices on song form, country music instruments, and finding the recordings.
A companion website at www.oup.com/us/neal offers chapter summaries, questions for review, and web links.
Offering a thorough overview of a core part of American culture, this compelling and accessible book is ideal as the main text for Country Music courses and as a supplement for courses in American Music and American Popular Music.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 2B Lesson Book offers a systematic approach to scales, primary chords (I, IV, V7), and transposition for the keys of C, G, and F major. This new edition features nine new songs, plus enhanced arrangements of favorite pieces from the first edition. The new "Scale and Chord Adventures" appendix offers teachers the flexibility to explore major and minor scale and chord patterns in all twelve keys.
One of Publishers Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2017 Longlisted for the National Book Award
This âpowerful and disturbing historyâ exposes how American governments deliberately imposed racial segregation on metropolitan areas nationwide (New York Times Book Review).
Widely heralded as a âmasterfulâ (Washington Post) and âessentialâ (Slate) history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothsteinâs The Color of Law offers âthe most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregationâ (William Julius Wilson). Exploding the myth of de facto segregation arising from private prejudice or the unintended consequences of economic forces, Rothstein describes how the American government systematically imposed residential segregation: with undisguised racial zoning; public housing that purposefully segregated previously mixed communities; subsidies for builders to create whites-only suburbs; tax exemptions for institutions that enforced segregation; and support for violent resistance to African Americans in white neighborhoods. A groundbreaking, âvirtually indispensableâ study that has already transformed our understanding of twentieth-century urban history (Chicago Daily Observer), The Color of Law forces us to face the obligation to remedy our unconstitutional past. 13 illustrations
10 for 10 Sheet Music: Movie Hits contains some of the most famous and fun-to-play motion picture themes ever written. From beautiful ballads to mighty orchestral themes, these pieces will take you and your audience on an adventure through some of the greatest musical moments in cinematic history. Titles: Believe (from The Polar Express) * Corpse Bride: Main Title (Corpse Bride) * A Dark Knight Overture (The Dark Knight) * Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter) * In Dreams (The Lord of the Rings) * The Notebook Main Title (The Notebook) * Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) * Raiders March (Indiana Jones) * Star Wars: Main Title (Star Wars) * Theme from "Superman" (Superman).
A wide variety of country tunes are included with lessons that teach the stylistic elements of country music, such as the addition of grace notes, certain styles of bass playing, and the use of parallel thirds and sixths.
(Easy Guitar). Easy arrangements with tab for 50 all-American country classics, including: Act Naturally * All My Ex's Live in Texas * Boot Scootin' Boogie * Crazy * Elvira * Faded Love * Folsom Prison Blues * For the Good Times * Friends in Low Places * Georgia on My Mind * Hey, Good Lookin' * King of the Road * Lucille * Rocky Top * Sixteen Tons * Take Me Home, Country Roads * There's a Tear in My Beer * You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma * Your Cheatin' Heart * and more.