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Origins of the popular style : the antecedents of twentieth-century popular music

Author: Peter Van der Merwe
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an analysis of popular music from a musical, as opposed to a sociological, biographical or political point of view. The author surveys Western popular music in all its forms - blues, ragtime,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Van der Merwe, Peter.
Origins of the popular style.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)903481672
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Van der Merwe
ISBN: 0193161214 9780193161214 0198163053 9780198163053
OCLC Number: 18071070
Description: xiii, 352 pages : music ; 24 cm
Contents: The historical background. Europe and the near East ; Africa ; North America --
The theoretical foundation --
The blues. The uniqueness of the blues ; African origins of the blues ; British origins of the blues ; Blues harmony ; The riddle of the twelve- bar blues --
Parlour music and ragtime --
Some final reflections.
Responsibility: Peter van der Merwe.
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