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see country and western musiccountry and western music,
American popular music form originating in the Southeast (country music) and the Southwest and West (western music). The two regional styles coalesced in the 1920s when recorded material became available in rural areas, and they were further
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; folk songfolk song,
music of anonymous composition, transmitted orally. The theory that folk songs were originally group compositions has been modified in recent studies. These assume that the germ of a folk melody is produced by an individual and altered in transmission into a
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; gospel musicgospel music,
American religious musical form that owes much of its origin to the Christian conversion of West Africans enslaved in the American South. Gospel music partly evolved from the songs slaves sang on plantations, notably work songs, and from the Protestant hymns they
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; jazzjazz,
the most significant form of musical expression of African-American culture and arguably the most outstanding contribution the United States has made to the art of music. Origins of Jazz

Jazz developed in the latter part of the 19th cent.
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; rap musicrap music
or hip-hop,
genre originating in the mid-1970s among black and Hispanic performers in New York City, at first associated with an athletic style of dancing, known as breakdancing.
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; rock musicrock music,
type of music originating in the United States in the mid-1950s and increasingly popular throughout much of the world. Origins of Rock

Essentially hybrid in origin, rock music includes elements of several black and white American music styles: black
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The Journal of World Popular Music also features alternative means of presenting scholarship through creative and visual means such as photography, poetry, and artwork, as well as audio and video means through an accompanying website.
Editor Barendregt is currently coordinating a four-year project (funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) that uses popular music as a lens for studying cultural change.
Blackpool Tower organist Kevin Grunnill is the man who is at the organ console every Thursday at 1pm to play a concert of popular music.
Adalberto Paranhos examines the role of popular music during Getulio Vargas' Estado Novo (1937-1945).
Popular music studies have often been the province of interdisciplinary scholarship outside of musical academia; by the same token, popular music studies from within musicology and music theory have generally lagged behind scholarship devoted to western art traditions.
5 hours of popular music per day, young people's annual exposure to alcohol brand references in popular music is substantial.
Scott begins his work by addressing the assumptions of scholars concerning the history of not only popular music but also western music in the 19th century.
The Beatles, Popular Music and Society centre would be home to the globe's leading researchers and historians from the world of music and popular culture.
A university claims It Is the first Institute In the UK and "probably the world" to launch a Masters degree on The Beatles, popular music and society.
A UNIVERSITY claimed yesterday they were launching the world's first masters degree on The Beatles, popular music and society.
The USC Thornton School of Music will introduce a new popular music performance major in fall 2009.
Plenty of Billboard-type guides provide chart lists of hit albums and many a music book discusses key albums; but this is the first to select 100 albums with lasting influence on popular music trends, and should be considered an essential reference for any collection strong in popular music history.

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