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      Study Units

      An Overview

      Ch. 1: Understanding Pitch

      Ch. 2: Understanding Musical Pulse

      Ch. 3: Understanding Volume

      Ch. 4: Understanding Tone

      Ch. 5: Understanding Melody

      Ch. 6: Understanding Harmony

      Ch. 7: Understanding Rhythm

      Ch. 8: Understanding Bass

      Ch. 9: Understanding Countermelody

      Ch. 10: Understanding Structure

      Ch. 11: Understanding Instrumentation

      Ch. 12: Understanding Tempo

      An Overview

      Ch. 1: 19th Century: Pre-Foster

      Ch. 2: Folk Music by the People

      Ch. 3: Popular Music in its Infancy

      Ch. 4: Stephen Foster – “Father of American Popular Music”

      Ch. 5: The Importance of Stephen Foster

      Ch. 6: Scott Joplin – “King of Ragtime”

      Ch. 7: The Player Piano – Automated Music

      Ch. 8: John Philip Sousa – “The March King”

      Ch. 9: John Philip Sousa – Recording Artist and Activist

      An Overview

      Ch. 1: John Lomax – Recording American Roots Music

      Ch. 2: Woody Guthrie – “Father of Modern American Folk Music”

      Ch. 3: Leadbelly & Pete Seeger: End of the First Wave

      Ch. 4: The Kingston Trio – Beginning of the Second Wave

      Ch. 5: Joan Baez – “First Lady of Folk Music”

      Ch. 6: Peter, Paul & Mary – Balancing the Message

      Ch. 7: Robert Zimmerman – The Beginning of an American Icon

      Ch. 8: Dylan in New York City

      Ch. 9: Dylan after Newport

      Ch. 10: The Importance of Dylan

      Ch. 11: Folk Music in the 21st Century

      An Overview

      Ch. 1: The Roots of Country

      Ch. 2: Bristol Beginnings

      Ch. 3: The Grand Ole Opry

      Ch. 4: Cowboys and the Movies

      Ch. 5: Western Swing

      Ch. 6: Bluegrass: Hillbilly on Caffeine

      Ch. 7: Honky-tonk: Merging Two into One

      Ch. 8: The Nashville Sound: Country-Pop

      Ch. 9: Rockabilly – Country meets R&B

      Ch. 10: Country Feminists Find Their Voice

      Ch. 11: The Bakersfield Sound

      Ch. 12: Austin “Outlaw” Country

      Ch. 13: Neo-Traditionalists at the end of the 20th Century

      Ch. 14: Mainstreaming Country in the ‘90s

      Ch. 15: Redesigning Country in the 21st Century

      An Overview

      Ch. 1: What is Jazz?

      Ch. 2: Before It Was Jazz

      Ch. 3: Jazz is Born!

      Ch. 4: Early Jazz Musicians

      Ch. 5: Louis Armstrong

      Ch. 6: Chicago and Harlem – Hub of 1920s Jazz

      Ch. 7: Big Band – Jazz Swing!

      Ch. 8: Big Band Musicians and Singers

      Ch. 9: Jump Blues and Bop

      Ch. 10: Cool Jazz

      Ch. 11: Hard Bop

      Ch. 12: Free Jazz – Breaking the Rules

      Ch. 13: Fusion – The Jazz-Rock-Funk Experience

      Ch. 14: Third Stream and World Jazz

      Ch. 15: New Age & Smooth Jazz

      Ch. 16: Summary – Jazz Lives!

      An Overview

      Ch. 1: Blues – The Granddaddy of American Popular Music

      Ch. 2: Where Did the Blues Come From?

      Ch. 3: What Are the Blues?

      Ch. 4: How to Build the Blues

      Ch. 5: Classic Blues – The Early Years

      Ch. 6: Delta Blues – Authentic Beginnings

      Ch. 7: Blues in the City – Migration and Power

      Ch. 8: Blues in Britain – Redefining the Masters

      Ch. 9: Contemporary Blues – Maturity and Respect

      Ch. 10: The Relevancy of the Blues Today

      Ch. 1: Timelines, Cultures & Technology

      Ch. 2: Pre-Rock Influences

      Ch. 3: Rock is Born!

      Ch. 4: Rock is Named

      Ch. 5: Doo-Wop

      Ch. 6: Independent Record Labels

      Ch. 7: Technology Shapes Rock ‘n’ Roll

      Ch. 8: The Plan to Mainstream Rock ‘n’ Roll

      Ch. 9: Payola – Rock ‘n’ Roll’s First Scandal

      Ch. 1: Crafting Sound in the Studio/Producers and Hit Songs

      Ch. 2: West Coast Sound: Beach, Surf, and Teens

      Ch. 3: The British Invasion: Two Prongs – Pop & Blues

      Ch. 4: Motown and the Development of a Black Pop-Rock Sound

      Ch. 5: Soul Music: Gospel and R&B in the Deep South

      Ch. 6: The Sounds of Bubble Gum Pop-Rock

      Ch. 7: The Arrival of Folk-Rock

      Ch. 8: Psychedelic Rock ‘n’ Roll

      Ch. 9: Early Guitar Gods of Rock

      Ch. 10: Rock Festivals: The Rise and Fall of Music, Peace, and Love

      Ch. 11: Anti-Woodstock and Shock Rock Movements

      Ch. 1: Technological Breakthroughs

      Ch. 2: Electronic Dance Music

      Ch. 3: Hip-Hop & Rap – An Introduction

      Ch. 4: The Beginnings of Rap

      Ch. 5: Old School Rap – Up From the Streets

      Ch. 6: Rap’s Golden Age

      Ch. 7: East Coast – Political Rap

      Ch. 8: West Coast – Gangsta Rap

      Ch. 9: The Fragmentation of Rap – Pop, Party & More

      Ch. 10: Further Fragmentation – Different Directions

      Ch. 11: The Importance of Rap

      Ch. 1: Musical Stage Productions in America before the 1800s

      Ch. 2: Minstrel Shows and Melodramas

      Ch. 3: Stage Presentations in the Late 19th Century

      Ch. 4: Early 20th Century: Revues and Operettas

      Ch. 5: The Arrival of the Modern American Musical

      Ch. 6: Great Partnerships in Book-Musicals

      Ch. 7: Musical Theatre Composers in the mid-Century

      Ch. 8: Fresh Voices on the Stage in the 1960s

      Ch. 9: Two Dominant Forces at the End of the Century

      Ch. 10: New Voices at the End of the Century

      Ch. 11: New Voices, New Sounds in the New Century

      Ch. 12: Musical Theatre Glossary

      Ch. 13: Is it “Theatre” or “Theater”?

      Study Units also have “Playdecks” – containing hundreds of chronologically organized audio examples of music in the study units, and “Study Qs” for unit chapters.