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  CHAPTER 2:
  What the Popular Music Industry
  REALLY Is, and Where It Came From
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  Chapter Index


 
2.0.1 A Tiny Bit of Helpful Musical History

 

2.1  Origin of Popular Music as an Industry

2.1.1 Where the Popular Music Industry Came From

2.1.2 Paying Songwriters: A Mercifully Brief History of Legislated Copyright, Mechanical Right, Performing Right


2.2  African American Dominance

2.2.1 How America Became the Capital of Western Popular Music

2.2.2 Why African American Music Tends to Dominate Popular Music Generally


2.3  Your Musical Roots: How the Major Genres Emerged

2.3.1 “My Music Is Better than Your Music”

2.3.2 Phases of Genre Popularity: Underground, Breakout, Crest, Mainstream

 

2.4  Why There’s No Such Thing as “Progress” In the Arts, Including Music

2.4.1 Progress Means Technical Usefulness

2.4.2 Why Doesn’t Music Progress?

2.4.3 How Songs Are Useful: Models In Controlled Contexts

2.4.4 The Age and Beauty of Classic Songs

2.4.5 Hit Songs vs Great Songs

 

2.5  Musical Genres as Cultural Infrastructures

2.5.1 Neil Young Got it Right: The Nature of Cultural Infrastructures

2.5.2 Here to Stay: The Language You Speak

2.5.3 Here to Stay: The Musical Genre You Work in

2.5.4 Knowing Something about "Foreign" Genres Will Help Your Musical Development

 

2.6  A Brief Look At the Major Genres of Western Popular Music

2.6.1 What “Genre” Means (Here, At Least)

2.6.2 Genres Emerging Over Time

2.6.3 Folk/Roots Music, ca. 200,000 Years Ago to the Present

2.6.4 “Classical”/Art/Formal/Serious Music, ca. 2,500 Years Ago to the Present

2.6.5 Minstrelsy (American), ca. 1830 - 1905

2.6.6 Music Hall/Vaudeville/Operetta/Cabaret, ca. 1850 - 1955

2.6.7 Jazz, ca. 1890 - Present

2.6.8 Blues, ca. 1890 - Present

2.6.9 Ragtime, ca. 1895 - 1920

2.6.10 Musical/Film (Broadway/West End), ca. 1920 - Present

2.6.11 Country/Bluegrass (Popularized), 1925 - Present

2.6.12 Gospel (“Gospel Blues”), ca. 1930 - Present

2.6.13 Swing, 1935 - 1946

2.6.14 R & B/Soul, ca. 1945 - Present

2.6.15 Rock/Pop, 1954 - Present

2.6.16 Reggae, 1968 - Present

2.6.17 Dance/Electronica, 1975 - Present

2.6.18 Hip-hop, 1979 - Present

2.6.19 World Music, 1982 - Present

 

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 TABLE OF
 CONTENTS

  

 PART I

 The Big Picture
   Introduction

   1. W-5 of Music
  
2. Pop Music
   
    Industry

  
 PART II
 Essential
 Building Blocks
 of Music
   3.
Tones/Overtones
   4. Scales/Intervals
   5. Keys/Modes
 
 PART III
 How to Create
 Emotionally
 Powerful Music
 and Lyrics
   6.
Chords/
  
      Progressions

   7. Pulse/Meter/
  
      Tempo/Rhythm

   8. Phrase/Form
   9. Melody
 10. Lyrics
 11. Repertoire/
     
  Performance

  

 PART IV
 Making a
 Living In Music
 12.
Business of
   
     Music

 
 Appendixes

   

 Notes

   

 References

  

 Index
  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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