MUS111H1 Study Guide - Final Guide: Moshing, Stiff Upper Lip, Kitty Wells

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Published on 27 Jan 2013
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UTSG
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Music
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MUS111H1
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1. “Camptown Races” by Stephen Foster, 1850
-classic from blackface minstrelsy tradition
-demonstrates parody of rural blacks through:
-pastoral scene
-“folk” instruments
-imitations of African-American dialect
-began in mass-mediated world of minstrel tradition
-now assumed to be a folk song, its blackface roots are practically forgotten
2. “She‟ll Be Coming „Round the Mountain”
-originally an African-American spiritual
-spread throughout the US which inspired current form
-spread throughout the US by folk (not mass mediated)
-also spread through parodies and version such as this one on the radio
-example of what we take to be “folk music” in N.A. is in fact the result of processes of mass-
mediation
-has been “laundered” through mass media and made part of a “white” culture (along with the
banjo)
3. “I Ain‟t a Bit Drunk” by George Roark
-blackface minstrelsy influence
-references to boogeyman
-recast as a parody of white South
-banjo, speech and body language of Southern whites sound drunk
-stress of 2 and 4 (upbeats), another legacy of African-American music
4. “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow” by Emry Arthur, 1928
-AAA form (no verse/refrain)
-meter is constantly changing, length of phrases adjusted to length of each line
-this irregularity becomes rare over 20th century folk music
-ballad form plays minimal role in evolution of popular music
-genres characterized by verse/refrain provide foundations for modern pop song
-living through experience himself, first person
-strength in hard times, “stiff upper lip”
5. “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow” by Soggy Bottom Boys
-has undergone rhythmic standardization (4/4)
-quasi-chorus
-slower and more melancholy
-form has collapsed into content
-this version is retrospective
6. “Roll Over Beethoven” by The Beatles, 1963
-Beatles began as a cover band
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Also spread through parodies and version such as this one on the radio. Imitations of african-american dialect: camptown races by stephen foster, 1850. Now assumed to be a folk song, its blackface roots are practically forgotten: she ll be coming round the mountain . Spread throughout the us which inspired current form. Spread throughout the us by folk (not mass mediated) Example of what we take to be folk music in n. a. is in fact the result of processes of mass- mediation. Has been laundered through mass media and made part of a white culture (along with the banjo: i ain t a bit drunk by george roark. Stress of 2 and 4 (upbeats), another legacy of african-american music: i am a man of constant sorrow by emry arthur, 1928. Meter is constantly changing, length of phrases adjusted to length of each line. This irregularity becomes rare over 20th century folk music.

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