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History of Popular Music in the United States
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A history of popular music in the United States from the 1930's to early 2000's - A text in 7 modules with links to selected representative recordings and performances.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Career and Technical Education
Film and Music Production
History
Performing Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Colorado Mesa University
Author:
Timothy James Emmons
Date Added:
05/23/2023
Jazz: A Metaphor for America
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In this video from the American Masters film Ralph Ellison: An American Journey, scholars discuss the author’s ideas about jazz music. Ellison recognized jazz as an art form that represented the complexity of America’s multicultural democratic society. This resource may be used alongside Ellison’s Invisible Man, but is also well suited for use in a lesson, unit, or course on African American literature.

Sensitive: This resource contains material that may be sensitive for some students. Teachers should exercise discretion in evaluating whether this resource is suitable for their class.

Subject:
Art History
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Author:
PBS Learning Media
Date Added:
04/21/2023
Memphis Blues and Soul: A Closer Look
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Blues and Soul music intersect in Memphis Tennessee.  Southern Soul as it is usually called, originated in Memphis and was greatly influenced by the blues of the city and the Mississippi Delta.  

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Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
Performing Arts
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Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lesson
Author:
Charles Pender
Date Added:
01/13/2023
Memphis: Jazz Piano earlier years
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A Look at Memphis Jazz Piano before James Williams, Donald Brown, and Mulgrew Miller made their significant contributions.  In addition to the great Phineas Newborn jr., Charles Thomas and Harold Mabern also made a tremendous impact.  Live music at local venues provided informal educational opportunities for students of all ages.   

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Film and Music Production
Performing Arts
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Charles Pender
Date Added:
01/09/2023
Midterm Mixtape
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This is a project that is helpful for students to develop a mixtape of sorts without the burden of an essay style submission. If it is done correctly, students will have 1000+ words submitted for a homework or proiect. 

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Simulation
Author:
Monica Ambalal
Date Added:
06/07/2022
Music Appreciation
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This course is an interactive discussion of music through the ages and how we as a people from various walks of life can appreciate it.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Duana Demus-Leslie
Date Added:
05/15/2021
Universe of Music, Fall 2007
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An introduction to the infinite universe of music from its origins to the present, this course investigates the role of instruments, culture, myth and science in the evolution of music. Illustrations through the medium of the World Wide Web present the concept of music as both communication of ideas and expression of feelings in diverse musical traditions of the world.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
World Cultures
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Activity/Lab
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Unit of Study
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Professor David Patterson
Date Added:
02/16/2011