Sources for U.S. Music History Presentation
October 25, 2012 9:41 PM Subscribe
Sources discussing American musical history in relatively simple, chronological terms?
posted by bearette to Society & Culture (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am doing a short (10 minute) presentation to non-Americans about American music history.
Right now I am planning on covering the major "original" genres (blues, country, jazz, folk, gospel/spiritual) and how they led into current popular genres (rock, hip-hop).
I am looking for sources that explain the development and confluence of these genres and their chronological order in a clear way. I also would like to find some graphics depicting the chronology. Wikipedia has been helpful but I find it lacking in the historical aspects. I am especially interested in how African slaves in the U.S. developed music.
If you have any sources (would have to be from internet) , ideas, or happened to have studied music history, etc, I will be very grateful!