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.
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.
(Piano Instruction). Expand your keyboard knowledge with the Keyboard Lesson Goldmine series! The series contains four books: Blues, Country, Jazz, and Rock. Each volume features 100 individual modules that cover a giant array of topics. Each lesson includes detailed instructions with playing examples. You'll also get extremely useful tips and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus two audio CDs featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! 100 Country Lessons includes the Floyd Cramer Slip-Note Technique; left-hand comping styles; special techniques; blues scales, pentatonic scales, et. al.; the country ballad; and much more!
The Perfect Resource for Any Country Guitar PlayerÂ
Three Best-Selling Country Guitar Books in One Complete Volume
Discover every essential country guitar chord
Master country guitar techniques like banjo Rolls and hybrid Picking
Learn and apply over 100 country guitar licks
Play exciting country guitar solos with authentic backing tracks
Discover every important country guitar scale and The CAGED System,
Master bends, slides, picking, legato, and much moreâ¦
The Complete Country Guitar Method Compilation is a collection of three best-selling books that teach the essential skills required to move from absolute basics to astonishing country guitar solos.
Hereâs What You Get:
Three best-selling books in one!
278 pages of traditional and cutting-edge country guitar essentials
Over 400 Notated Audio Examples so you can hear how to play guitar
A complete breakdown and masterclass of every country guitar technique
Over 100 authentic âin the style ofâ country guitar licks
Youâll be a country guitar picking pro in no time.
Book 1: Country Guitar for Beginners
Are you struggling to learn country guitar?
This book covers the essential country chord voicings found in everything from cowboy ballads to western swing. There are plenty of country guitar secrets thrown in too so youâll need to pay attention! Once youâve learnt these voicings, you will apply them by playing real country rhythm guitar.
Next, youâll move on to develop a full range of scales, arpeggios and soloing approaches that can be applied to country music, preparing your fingers for the more technically demanding aspects of country guitar.
Book 2: Country Guitar Soloing Techniques:
Have you ever wondered how great country guitarists effortlessly outline the chord sequences in their solos and never break a sweat?
Country Guitar Soloing Techniques teaches you authentic country guitar soloing using the actual techniques of the masters.
With over 180 notated audio examples, every essential technique, scale and approach is dissected and developed into musical licks and exciting, flamboyant solos.
From simple scales, to triads and chromatic approach notes, the harmonic and theoretical aspects of soloing are broken down and rebuilt effortlessly into articulate solo lines that sound incredible.Â Youâll discover triads, Pentatonic scales, open string licks, hybrid-picking, banjo rolls, slurs and chromatic ideas that will quickly propel you to country guitar soloing greatness.
Book 3: Country Guitar Heroes: 100 Licks for Country Guitar:
100 Country Licks for Guitar goes way beyond every other lick book available. Itâs a complete guitar method for country guitar that teaches you how to learn and internalize the language of the country guitar masters into your everyday playing.Â
The style and language of the 20 most genre-defining country guitar players are discussed and analyzed, and 5 defining, âin the style ofâ guitar licks are given for each player.Â
Albert Lee | Brad Paisley | Brent Mason | Buck Owens/Don Rich | Chet Atkins | Danny Gatton | Eldon Shamblin | Glen Campbell | Hank Garland | James Burton | Jerry Donahue | Jerry Reed | Jimmy Bryant | Johnny Hiland | Keith Urban | Redd Volkaert | Roy Nichols | Steve Wariner | Vince Gill | Whit Smith
In addition toÂ learning their essential country guitar language, you will also learn how to easily incorporate their country guitar licks into your playing.
You canât afford to miss this incredible country guitar resource.
(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.
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: Country Hits contains the most popular and most requested songs from country artists. Titles: All-American Girl (Carrie Underwood) * Amazed (Lonestar) * The Dance (Garth Brooks) * How Do I Live (Leann Rimes) * I Swear (John Michael Montgomery) * Live Like You Were Dying (Tim McGraw) * Love Will Always Win (Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood) * Somebody Like You (Keith Urban) * Sunshine on My Shoulders (John Denver) * This Kiss (Faith Hill).
10 for 10 Sheet Music: Classic Rock contains the top rock hits of the 1960s, '70s, and '80s. Titles: After Midnight * Cat's in the Cradle * Desperado * Go Your Own Way * Layla * Maggie May * Open Arms * Peaceful Easy Feeling * Sister Golden Hair * What a Fool Believes.
(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.