Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

Folk Music: A Very Short Introduction

by Mark Slobin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195395020
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 01/13/2011
Series: Very Short Introductions Series
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,280,704
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Mark Slobin is Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, a two-time winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award, and a finalist for the National Book Award.

Table of Contents

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1. Overview: Sound and Setting

2. Close-up: Songs, Strums, and Ceremonies

3. Intellectual Intervention: Scholars and Bureaucrats

4. Collecting and Circulating: Recording and Distributing

5. Internal Upsurge: Movements and Stars

6. Folk Music Today and Tomorrow


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