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ISBN-10 0077285980ISBN-13 9780077285982
ISBN-10 0073526576ISBN-13 9780073526577
Author(s): Joyner, David Lee
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Copyright year: © 2009 Pages: 336

This text provides an overview of the four major areas of American contemporary music: jazz, rock, country, and musical theater. Each genre is approached chronologically with the emphasis on the socio-cultural aspects of the music. Readers will appreciate Joyner's engaging writing style and come away with the fundamental skills needed to listen critically to a variety of popular music styles.