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USC - MUS 110 - Class Notes - Week 3

School: University of South Carolina
Department: Music
Course: Introduction to Music
Professor: James Hardwick
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Music
Name: Music 110- Week 3 notes
Description: Noted needed for exams and quizzes
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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background image Week 3 Chapter 28- American popular music to WWII-September 6,  2016 Early American Psalms, hymns, and Gospel singing: Pilgrims brought with them simple religious music -found in Psalter (Book of Psalms) Neither wanted nor had musical instruments, trained 
singers, or professional choirs
Within 20 years of their arrival, the Bay Psalm Book (1640)
was printed. Only a few tunes were needed because one 
tune could be used for an entire group of psalms. 
(protestants)
“Lining out”: a leader would sing each line of a psalm and 
the full congregation would immediately repeat that line. 
“Amazing Grace” words orginated in British Isles in 1748 by seaman John 
Newton who had been rescued from a violent storm
South Carolinian William Walker supplied the text with a 
new Melody (adapted from a well-known New England 
song “New Britain”
published in southern harmony Genre- Hymn Form- strophic Stanza 1 Stanza 2 Might be Africanized (sung in “call and response” style; 
syncopated rhythm; use of blues harmony; sung with 
tremendous enthusiasm
background image Gospel music- what the hymn becomes when Africanized Country Music- Repertoire of religious and folk music Came from Ballads (narrative songs in strophic form) of 
Anglo-Irish settlers in Appalachian region
Sung by voice alone or accompanied by -fiddle, banjo, dulcimer -uncomplicated harmonies (2-3 chords) has grown into a mega-industry Blues: A form of African Folksong -Emerged during the 1880s and 1890s -passed along by oral tradition -work song and field holler of black laborers -wailing vocal style, the blues scale, and a body of subjects Anglo-American fold Ballard -regular, predictable pattern of chord changes first printed as sheet music in 1912 first recorded in 1920, most made by black artists sung to relieve a melancholy soul, to give vent to feelings 
of pain and anger
blues subjects: poverty, loneliness, oppressions, etc blues lyrics: three to six stanzas common, each stanza has 3 lines (AAB
form)
Instrumental break: a short instrumental response to the 
voice and occurs at the end of each line
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School: University of South Carolina
Department: Music
Course: Introduction to Music
Professor: James Hardwick
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Music
Name: Music 110- Week 3 notes
Description: Noted needed for exams and quizzes
Uploaded: 09/19/2016
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