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020    9781617036750 (cloth : alk. paper) 
020    1617036757 (cloth : alk. paper) 
020    9781617036767 (ebook) 
020    1617036765 (ebook) 
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090    ML3556.A236|bT6 
100 1  Abbott, Lynn,|d1946- 
245 10 To do this, you must know how :|bmusic pedagogy in the 
       black gospel quartet tradition /|cLynn Abbott and Doug 
264  1 Jackson :|bUniversity Press of Mississippi,|c[2013] 
300    ix, 468 pages :|billustrations ;|c26 cm. 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
490 1  American made music series 
504    Includes bibliographical references and indexes. 
505 0  John Work II and the resurrection of the Negro spiritual 
       in Nashville -- "Time, harmony, and articulation" : 
       quartet training and the Birmingham gospel quartet style -
       - An Alabama quartet expert in Chicagoland -- The "Alabama
       style" and the birth of gospel quartet singing in New 
520    This book is a landmark study tracing the currents of 
       music education that gave form and style to the black 
       gospel quartet tradition. To Do This, You Must Know How 
       traces black vocal music instruction and inspiration from 
       the halls of Fisk University to the mining camps of 
       Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, and on to Chicago and 
       New Orleans. In the 1870s, the Original Fisk University 
       Jubilee Singers successfully combined Negro spirituals 
       with formal choral music disciplines and established a 
       permanent bond between spiritual singing and music 
       education. Early in the twentieth century there were 
       countless initiatives in support of black vocal music 
       training conducted on both national and local levels. The 
       surge in black religious quartet singing that occurred in 
       the 1920s owed much to this vocal music education 
       movement. In Bessemer, Alabama, the effect of school music
       instruction was magnified by the emergence of community-
       based quartet trainers who translated the spirit and 
       substance of the music education movement for the 
       inhabitants of workingclass neighborhoods. These trainers 
       adapted standard musical precepts, traditional folk 
       practices, and popular music conventions to create 
       something new and vital. Bessemer's musical values 
       directly influenced the early development of gospel 
       quartet singing in Chicago and New Orleans through the 
       authority of emigrant trainers whose efforts bear witness 
       to the effectiveness of "trickle down" black music 
       education. A cappella gospel quartets remained prominent 
       well into the 1950s, but by the end of the century the 
       close harmony aesthetic had fallen out of practice, and 
       the community-based trainers who were its champions had 
       virtually disappeared, foreshadowing the end of this 
       remarkable musical tradition. - Publisher. 
650  0 African Americans|xMusic|xHistory and criticism. 
650  0 African Americans|xMusic|xInstruction and study. 
650  0 Spirituals (Songs)|zTennessee|zNashville|xHistory and 
650  0 Gospel music|zAlabama|zBirmingham|xHistory and criticism. 
700 1  Seroff, Doug. 
830  0 American made music series. 
935    590792 
948    201401|bff 
994    C0|bWCH 
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