A vibrant introduction to a quintessential American art form, Country Music: A Cultural and Stylistic History is the first undergraduate textbook that focuses solely on country music.
Written by an experienced teacher and renowned scholar of the genre, it offers a coherent narrative that explains country music, its origins, its development, and its meaning from the first commercial recordings of the 1920s up to the present. It highlights significant performers, songs, and institutions in country music. It also considers key social, political, and musical issues that span many decades of evolution within the genre.
Each part of Country Music opens with an introduction that provides a broad sense of the trends, context, and significant elements of country music during a specific period. Each chapter offers three essential features within the narrative:
* Artist Profiles provide a close look at important figures in the history of country music, from country stars to songwriters to industry personnel * Listening Guides connect specific recordings to the ideas presented in each chapter; end-of-chapter playlists offer suggestions for further listening * Boxed essays offer in-depth explorations of topics in seven categories: history, musical style, the music business, culture, technology, songwriting, and issues of identity
Country Music concludes with three helpful appendices on song form, country music instruments, and finding the recordings.
A companion website at www.oup.com/us/neal offers chapter summaries, questions for review, and web links.
Offering a thorough overview of a core part of American culture, this compelling and accessible book is ideal as the main text for Country Music courses and as a supplement for courses in American Music and American Popular Music.
Written by an experienced teacher and renowned scholar of the genre, Country Music: A Cultural and Stylistic History, Second Edition, offers a chronological narrative that explains country music's origins, development, and meaning from the first commercial recordings of the 1920s up to the present. It highlights significant performers, songs, and institutions throughout the history of country music. It also considers key social, political, and musical issues that span many decades of evolution within the genre.
(Easy Guitar). Easy arrangements with tab for 50 all-American country classics, including: Act Naturally * All My Ex's Live in Texas * Boot Scootin' Boogie * Crazy * Elvira * Faded Love * Folsom Prison Blues * For the Good Times * Friends in Low Places * Georgia on My Mind * Hey, Good Lookin' * King of the Road * Lucille * Rocky Top * Sixteen Tons * Take Me Home, Country Roads * There's a Tear in My Beer * You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma * Your Cheatin' Heart * and more.
This easy piano collection features the most popular country songs of today. It includes famous songs in a variety of styles---from ballads to up-tempo rockers. Lyrics and basic chord symbols are included along with helpful fingering and phrasing indications. Each arrangement is fun and easy to play, and great for solo performance or sing-alongs. Titles: All-American Girl * Amazed * American Honey * Anyway * Before He Cheats * Blown Away * Crazy Girl * The Dance * Do You Believe Me Now * For You * Go Rest High on That Mountain * Good in Goodbye * How Do I Live * I Could Not Ask for More * I Swear * I Told You So * If I Die Young * I'll Stand By You * In My Daughter's Eyes * Jesus, Take the Wheel * Let Me Down Easy * Live Like You Were Dying * Love Can Build a Bridge * Mama's Song * Margaritaville * My Heart Can't Tell You No * Smile * Some Hearts * Stand By Your Man * Take Me Home, Country Roads * Teardrops on My Guitar * Temporary Home * There You'll Be * Undo It * Wagon Wheel * Walk Me Down the Middle * When I Said I Do * When You Come Back Down * Whenever You Remember * Whiskey Lullaby * White Horse * Why Wait * You Light Up My Life.
(Guitar Educational). Expand your guitar knowledge with the Guitar Lesson Goldmine series! Featuring 100 individual modules covering a giant array of topics, each lesson in this Country volume includes detailed instruction with playing examples presented in standard noation and tablature. You'll also get extremely useful tips, scale diagrams, chord grids, photos, and more to reinforce your learning experience, plus audio tracks featuring performance demos of all the examples in the book! A huge variety of country guitar styles and techniques are covered, including: open-chord licks, rhythm techniques, pentatonic scales, arpeggios, double-stop licks, triple-stop licks, standard bends, pedal-steel bends, Travis picking, hybrid picking, fingerstyle country, chord embellishments, and more! The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to slow down audio without changing pitch, set loop points, change keys, and pan left or right.
Sometimes itâs not only what we plant but where weâre planted.
Now raising their four-year-old daughter, Indiana, alone, after Joeyâs passing, Rory Feek digs deeper into the soil of his life and the unusual choices he and his wife, Joey, made together and the ones heâs making now to lead his family into the future.Â
When Rory Feek and his older daughters moved into a run-down farmhouse almost twenty years ago, he had no idea of the almost fairy-tale love story that was going to unfold on that small piece of Tennessee land . . . and the lessons he and his family would learn along the way.
Now two years after Joeyâs passing, as Rory takes their four-year-old daughter Indianaâs hand and walks forward into an unknown future, he takes readers on his incredible journey from heartbreak to hope and, ultimately, the kind of healing that comes only through faith.
A raw and vulnerable look deeper into Roryâs heart,Â Once Upon a FarmÂ is filled with powerful stories of love, life, and hope and the insights that one extraordinary, ordinary man in bib overalls has gleamed along the way.
As opposed to homesteading, this is instead a book onÂ lifesteadingÂ as Rory learns to cultivate faith, love, and fatherhood on a small farm while doing everything, at times,Â butÂ farming. With frequent stories of his and Joeyâs years together, and how those guide his life today, Rory unpacks just what it means to be open to new experiences.
âThis isnât a how-to book; itâs more of aÂ how we, or more accurately,Â how He, God, planted us on a few acres of land and grew something bigger than Joey or I could have ever imagined.â
(Keyboard Instruction). Ever wanted to play country piano, but weren't sure where to start? Country Piano will teach you the basic skills you need! From comping to soloing, you'll learn the theory, tools and tricks used by the pros to get that authentic country sound. At the end of the book, you'll get seven complete tunes to jam on. Listen to the audio and start playing along! Covers: scales and chords; walkup and walkdown patterns; comping in traditional and modern country; bluegrass arpeggio styles; Nashville "fretted piano" techniques; and more. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be downloaded or streamed according to personal preference.
(Guitar Method). Now available with a CD! This is the ultimate resource guide for any Dobro owner, collector or fan. It begins with the history of this unique guitar and then moves into teaching the techniques used in playing it. The entire book is illustrated with photos of popular players. A prior knowledge of music is not required since the book presents, in detail, the complete essentials for playing the Dobro. Tablature is used throughout and the CD features helpful accompaniments. Using the techniques taught here, almost any song can be played Dobro-style!
Contains over 90 essential licks in the styles of your favorite guitarists. Each chapter covers a different style of Country and contains a brief history/introduction, as well as playing and listening suggestions. Music is written in both standard notation and tablature allowing the beginner or the experienced guitarist to take full advantage of the material.
(Faber Piano Adventures ). The 2nd Edition Level 2B Lesson Book offers a systematic approach to scales, primary chords (I, IV, V7), and transposition for the keys of C, G, and F major. This new edition features nine new songs, plus enhanced arrangements of favorite pieces from the first edition. The new "Scale and Chord Adventures" appendix offers teachers the flexibility to explore major and minor scale and chord patterns in all twelve keys.