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  • African American Musiciansby Claudette Hegel

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    African Americans—famous and anonymous alike—have helped shape popular musical genres ranging from jazz and blues to rock 'n' roll and rap. This book provides a vivid account of that process, beginning with the work songs and spirituals of slaves and continuing up to the present. African-American Musicians tells the stories of figures such as bluesman... more...

  • DJby Christie Marlowe

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    For many high school graduates, college is a way to get ahead, but going to college is not the only way for young adults to succeed. Many people choose to enter the workforce after high school to start earning money and gaining experience right away. These motivated young workers can have rewarding jobs without ever having to earn a 4-year college... more...

  • Campfire Songs, Ballads, and Lullabies: Folk Musicby Gus Snedeker

    Mason Crest 2014; US$ 9.99

    You may turn on the CD player or the radio when you want to hear music—but once, in the days before modern technology, music was enjoyed whenever groups of people got together. You probably know some folk songs, a song that was passed along from person to person. Learn about: • types of folk songs • folk instruments • folk music's European and African... more...

  • Basher Basics: Musicby Simon Basher; Simon Basher; Dan Green

    Kingfisher 2017; US$ 6.79

    Basher Basics: Music created and illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Green: Basher brings his signature pop-life style to a whole new topic in this one-stop guide to the building blocks of music. Meet Rhythm and Pitch, who know how to hold a tune; Time Signature, who loves to keep control; clever Chord, who works patterns to great effect;... more...

  • American R & Bby Aaron Mendelson

    Lerner Publishing Group 2017; US$ 6.99

    A singer calls out to the crowd. An electric bass thumps out a beat. Horns blare and strings swirl. These are the sounds of R & B. Rhythm and blues music evolved from all sorts of sounds: swinging jazz, gritty blues, and African American spiritual songs. The music's smooth mix of styles made it unique, and its passionate performers made it a sensation.... more...

  • American Countryby Lloyd Sachs

    Lerner Publishing Group 2017; US$ 6.99

    A singer belts out a lonesome song. A guitarist plucks out a twangy lead. A fiddle player brings out a sweet melody. These are the sounds of country. Country music rose out of the folk songs that immigrants brought to the United States. The music spread from the American South to all over the country, capturing the hopes and the struggles of everyday... more...

  • American Popby Arie Kaplan

    Lerner Publishing Group 2017; US$ 6.99

    Throbbing disco beats boom at the club. Crowds move to the lively beat of dance pop hits. Fans scream and cheer for teen idols. These are the sounds of pop. After Elvis hit the scene in the 1950s, a distinct youth taste in popular music began to emerge. The sound of pop music has varied greatly in the decades since Elvis, ranging from rock to... more...

  • American Latin Musicby Matt Doeden

    Lerner Publishing Group 2017; US$ 6.99

    The crowd sways to the melodic strumming of a bossa nova guitarist. A vocalist belts out lyrics that blend English and Spanish. Couples dance to salsa's syncopated rhythms. These are the sounds of Latin music. Before Latin music exploded into the mainstream in the 1990s, it was on the sidelines of American pop. Ritchie Valens fused Latin dance... more...

  • American Hip-Hopby Nathan Sacks

    Lerner Publishing Group 2017; US$ 6.99

    A rapper spits rhymes into a microphone. A DJ scratches a record back and forth against a turntable needle. Fans' feet stomp along to a stiff beat. These are the sounds of hip-hop. Hip-hop music busted out of New York City in the 1970s. Many young African Americans found their voices after stepping up to the mic. In the decades afterward, rappers... more...

  • American Rockby Erik Farseth

    Lerner Publishing Group 2017; US$ 6.99

    A guitarist fires off riffs. A drummer pounds out primal rhythms. Fans scream along to a booming chorus. These are the sounds of rock. When rock 'n' roll first shook up young audiences, parents and politicians screamed in protest. But artists soon used the music to make protests of their own. Since rock's birth in the 1950s, its sounds have been... more...