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An Introduction to Folk Music in the United States

Pretty Mohee, The, 47

Primitive music: compared to folk music, 8-9; characteristics of, 12; used by Western composers, 87

Pueblo Indians, 29, 78

Puerto-Rican folk music: in New York, 65

Pygmies, African, 18

Ram of Darby, The, 51

Recorder (instrument), 72 Religion in primitive music, 9 Research, state of, in U.S. folk music,

84 Responsorial technique, 55 Rhythm, 42-43

Rimski-Korsakov, N. A., S%, 89 Ring-shouts, 55 Roosevelt, F. D., 46, 49

Scale: explained, 15; transcribing of, 80

Schubert, Franz, 4

Seeger, Charles, 81

Sequence, melodic, 13

Shape-notes, 50-51

Sharp, Cecil J., 23

Shawnee Indians, 33

Signalling (dram, horn), 17

Sir Hugh, 40, 41

Smetana, Bedrich, 89

Spanish-Americans, 57

Spirituals, Negro. See Negro spirituals

Spirituals, White, 50-51

Stenka Razin, 59

Still, William Crant, 90

Stravinsky, Igor, 91

Stroboscope, 80

Students: attitude toward folk music, 69

Syncopation, 55

Tape recorders, use of, 76-78 Tchaikowsky, Peter L, 87 Theory, musical: in folk culture, 11 Transcription: explained, 75, 79-82;

electronic devices for, 81; special

symbols used in, 81-82 Tune families, 48-49 Two Sisters, The, 40

UAW-CIO (song), 67

Union Maid, The, 67

U.S.: ethnic composition of, 20-21;

as an urban country, 22 Unity in folk music, 13

Variants: explained, 6; in the British tradition, 47; in cities, 66; in professional folk singing, 73

Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 89

Violin. See Fiddle

Vision quest: of Indians, 26-27

Volkstiimliche Lieder, 5

Watusi, 11

Wayne State University, 61, 83

White, Josh, 56-57

White spirituals. See Spirituals, White

Wife Wrapped in Wether's Skin, 41

Words of songs: related to tunes, 47

48 Work songs: in primitive cultures, 9;

in Negro music, 56

Xylophone, 9, 18

Yodeling, 51-52 Yuman Indian tribe, 35

Zither, 72

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