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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
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Charles K. Harris (1867-1930) Self-taught songwriter Prominent music publisher Commercial approach to composition
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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…)
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Charles Harris, “After the Ball” (1892) 1st Verse: A little maiden climbed an old man's knee, Begged for a story, "Do, uncle, please! Why are you single, why live alone? Have you no babies, have you no home?" "I had a sweetheart, years, years ago; Where she is now, pet, you will soon know. Lis't to the story, I'll tell it all, I believed her faithless, after the ball.”
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Charles Harris, “After the Ball” (1892) Chorus: After the ball is over, After the break of morn,
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