Professor Anthony Seeger teaches viewers how to listen to the music of America with new ears. Produced in collaboration with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, proprietor of the vast treasury of American vernacular music, these twelve lectures explore more than 200 years of music from trailblazers like Scott Joplin, the Memphis Jug Band, Woody Guthrie, and many others.
Contentslecture 1. Inheriting America's musical traditions
lecture 2. American revolutionary and wartime music
lecture 3. European empires and American music
lecture 4. Minstrel shows and variety shows
lecture 5. Music of American movement and dance
lecture 6. Hymns, spirituals, and chants in America
lecture 7. Brass bands, powwows, and folk festivals
lecture 8. American music of politics and protest
lecture 9. The banjo : an African gift to American music
lecture 10. The roots of country music in America
lecture 11. American piano, ragtime, and early jazz
lecture 12. The musical gumbo of New Orleans.
|Series||Great courses (DVD). Music & fine arts.|
-- United States
-- History and criticism.
Music appreciation -- United States.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Chantilly, VA :2019
|Other Titles|| America's musical heritage.
De Moraes, Robert, film director.
Leven, Jon, film director.
Seeger, Anthony, instructor.
Seeger, Anthony. America's musical heritage.
Smithsonian Institution, sponsoring body.
Teaching Company, production company, publisher.
Lecturer, Professor Anthony Seeger.
Editor, Cory Sivakoff ; camera operators, Kelly Robertson, Justin Thomas.
Accompanying course guidebook by Anthony Seeger comprises lecture notes, a discography, and bibliographical references.
DVD; widescreen presentation.
2 videodiscs (360 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (x, 79 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).