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Unformatted text preview: 4 - Tin Pan Alley Nickname for Manhattan Neighborhood of Music Publishers Nickname for the U.S. Popular Music Business (1895-1945) ◦ Focused on Songwriting and Music Publishing ◦ Dominant Industrial Model during this period Charles K. Harris (1867-1930) ◦ Self-taught songwriter ◦ Prominent music publisher ◦ Commercial approach to composition “After the Ball” pub. 1892 ◦ sentimental parlor song ◦ waltz rhythm (triple meter) ◦ verse/chorus form ▪ catchy hook (title phrase) ◦ Meter refers to a recurring pattern of beats (1-2-3, 1-2-3, 1-2-3…) ◦ repeated 4 bar phrases ◦ Bar or Measure – each instance of a repeated pattern of beats Birth of Modern Commercial Music Business ◦ Centered in New York City ◦ Ties to Broadway, Hollywood, radio Commercial Focus ◦ Mass-Production ◦ Shameless Marketing and Mass Promotion Assembly Line Industrial Model ◦ Publisher, Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, Performer Rag Time Extremely Popular Musical Genre (esp. 1895-1915)Extremely Popular Musical Genre (esp....
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