MUSI 2040 9-29-08 - Characteristics of general country...

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MUSI 2040 NOTES September 29, 2008 Yong Choi Test 2 materials Starts from Here Aaron. A. Fox Reading Father of Country Music: Jimmie Rodgers born in Meridian Mississippi Mother of Blues: Ma Rainey born in Columbus, GA Two flow charts that demonstrates how the American music genres grew Model 1:  Anglo-American Folk Music        Country African American Folk Music         Blues Model 2: Anglo-American Folk Music        Country African American Folk Music         Blues        Rhythm and Blues 12 Bar Blues Lyrics Music 4/4 A [-----] [-----] [-----] [-----]      I         I          I        Fill A [-----] [-----] [-----] [-----]    IV       IV         I        Fill B [-----] [-----] [-----] [-----]       V        V         I        Turnaround (leads to the next verse)
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Unformatted text preview: Characteristics of general country Melody, Harmony, Instrumentation, style of singing Instrumentation: generally portable violin/fiddle Capable of producing a sustained tone Other strummed or plucked o Auto-harp, guitar, banjo, mandolin, slide, slide guitar, steel guitar, bass Style of singing: high, nasal, strained voice Ornamentation that mimics the violin: short slides Vocal break: the tendency for the voice to break as if under the stress of the songs emotions was introduced from southwestern influences Yodel found in western country music and cowboy songs popularized by Jimmie Rogers Theme: Public vs Private Loss vs Desire Realism: Human situation, true stories Perennial Themes: Love, Death, Religion, Events Regionalism: Use of localized slang & dialect...
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2009 for the course MUSI 1211 taught by Professor Geller during the Fall '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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