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Unformatted text preview: Music in America Dr. Andrew Connell James Madison University Songs derived from: English ballads and Irish airs 19th century parlor and pop songs blues and gospel hymns Reflects the interactions of Black and white musicians in the rural south String band music  Multicultural fusion  Fiddle (European)  Banjo (African)  Folk instruments  Autoharp  lap dulcimer  Added in 1920s and 1930s  guitar  Hawaian steel guitar  Dobro  string bass  mandolin Lyrics mix realism and sentimentality o Vocal tone and delivery o Southern dialect and twang o Utter sincerity is essential- First commercial recording 1923  Ralph Peer & Polk Brockman  Fiddlin John Carlson- New musical market emerges- Alvin P. (1891-1960)- Producer, bass singer- Sara (1891-1979) - Autoharp and lead vocal- Maybelle (1909-1978)- Influential guitar style - Carter picking- Image of quiet conservatism- LISTEN: Can the Circle Be Unbroken Singing Brakeman from...
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