Popular Music in America: And The Beat Goes On

Popular Music in America: And The Beat Goes On

by Michael Campbell

ISBN-10: 0495505307
ISBN-13: 9780495505303
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Edition: 3 - 2008

Book Description
This refreshingly current, fascinating book examines the roots and history of American popular music chronologically, from 1840 to the present. With a focus on basic music fundamentals as well as the elements of each style, POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA: THE BEAT GOES ON, Third Edition, examines the heritage and diversity of popular music; the underlying kinship among its many styles; and the evolution of popular music from minstrel show music to rap and alternative. The opening chapter uses a familiar musical example to introduce readers to the elements of popular music.