Folk Music in The United States

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An Introduction to Folk Music in the United States

Densmore, Frances, 31, 82

Detroit, 61-67 passim, 83

Drone, 18, 44

Du, du, liegst mir im Herzen, 59

Dulcimer, 43-44

Dvorak, Antonin, 88, 89, 90

Edwin in the Lowlands, 40 Embargo, The, 49-50 Enesco, Georges, 89 Epic, 10, 11

Falla, Manuel de, 89

Farmer's Curst Wife, The, 41-42

Fiddle, 43-44

Field techniques, 75-78

Folk dance: in cities, 66

Folk hymns, 3, 50-51, 58

Folk instruments. See Instruments; also names of individual instruments

Folk music: age of, 2; origin of, 2, 3; role of the specialist in, 10-11; relationship to art music, 11-12; instrumental, 18-19; use of in Nazi Germany, 71; use of in politics, 71; collecting of, 75-78; cultural background, 78; methods of analysis of, 83; compared to primitive music, 89

Folk music, British. See British folk music; Ballads, British

Folklore,. American. See American folklore

Foreign-bom American: folk music of, 66-67; in Detroit, 62; in Pittsburgh, 68

Form, musical, 14-15, 47-48

Function of music in culture, 8-9

Gade, Nils, 89 Gambling songs, 9, 32 German-Americans, 57-60; See also Amish, Pennsylvania Germans

German folk music: ejffect on U.S.,

21; its use by Nazis, 71 Gershwin, George, 91 Gesunkenes, Kulturgut, 4 Ghost dance, 36-38 Go tell Aunt Nancy, 59 Golden Vanity, The, 40-41 Gottschalk, Louis M., 90 Guitar, 43-44 Gypsy Laddie, The, 41, 47-48

Haba, Alois, 89

Haiti, 54

Harris, Roy, 91

Herzog, George, 29, 32

Heterophony, 17

Hillbilly music: in Detroit, 63

House Carpenter, The, 41

Humor in folk song, 51

Hymns. See Folk hymns

Imitation, 17

Improvisation, 28

Indian music: characteristics of, 34-36; instruments of, 34-35; pitch in, 34-35; antiphonal style in, 35-36; White man's influence on, 36-37; sung for tourists, 73; collecting of, 76; used by composers, 87; in opera, 90; See also names of tribes and culture areas

Indian songs: texts of, 29-30; meaningless texts of, 29; about World War I, 30

Indiana University, 82

Indians: tone languages of, 17; music in the lives of, 24; religion of, 24-25; as composers, 25-28; aesthetics of, 29-30; war songs of, 30

Informants: collecting from, 76-77

Instrumental folk music, 50

Instruments: their distribution, 18, 43-44; in Indian culture, 34; in British tradition, 43-44; in cities, 66; in field research, 79

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