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Captain Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal

Captain Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal

Captain Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal captures ... (more)

Captain Pearl R. Nye: Life on the Ohio and Erie Canal captures the culture and music of the men, women, and children who worked and lived along the Ohio and Erie Canal. Nye, who was born and raised on a canal boat, never lost his love of the "Big Ditch." After the canal closed permanently in 1913, he devoted considerable time and energy to preserving its songs and stories. This presentation contains recordings of 75 songs, sung by Nye. The recordings were made by John, Alan, and Elizabeth Lomax, and Ivan Walton between June 1937 and September 1938. Lyrics for the recorded songs have been transcribed by Library staff and are available on the Web site as are song transcriptions, photographs, and personal letters Nye sent to the Library from July 1937 to October 1944. (less)

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American Memory
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Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection

Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection

This is a multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed ... (more)

This is a multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was over eighty years old, the tunes represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian frontier. Many of the tunes have passed back into circulation during the fiddling revival of the later twentieth century. This online collection incorporates 184 original sound recordings, 19 pages of fieldnotes, and 69 musical transcriptions with descriptive notes on tune histories and musical features; an illustrated essay about Reed's life, art, and influence; a list of related publications; and a glossary of musical terms. (less)

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Germanic Music - Folk Songs

Germanic Music - Folk Songs

This module, intended for grades 4-8, introduces students to Germanic folk music ... (more)

This module, intended for grades 4-8, introduces students to Germanic folk music and culture using folk songs that celebrate being outdoors. Recommended for springtime. (less)

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Arts
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Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Catherine Schmidt-Jones
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Introduction to Anglo-American Folk Music, Fall 2005

Introduction to Anglo-American Folk Music, Fall 2005

This course examines the production, transmission, preservation and qualities of folk music ... (more)

This course examines the production, transmission, preservation and qualities of folk music in the British Isles and North America from the 18th century to the folk revival of the 1960s and the present. There is a special emphasis on balladry, fiddle styles, and African-American influences. The class sings ballads and folk songs from the Child and Lomax collections as well as other sources as we examine them from literary, historical, and musical points of view. Readings supply critical and background materials from a number of sources. Visitors and films bring additional perspectives. (less)

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Humanities
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Perry, Ruth
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Introduction to World Music, Fall 2006

Introduction to World Music, Fall 2006

An introduction to diverse musical traditions of the world. Music from a ... (more)

An introduction to diverse musical traditions of the world. Music from a wide range of geographical areas are studied in terms of structure, performance practice, social use, aesthetics, and cross-cultural contact. Includes hands-on music making, live demonstrations by guest artists, and ethnographic research projects. This course explores the ways that music is both shaped by and gives shape to the cultural settings in which it is performed, through studying selected musical traditions from around the world. Specific case studies will be examined closely through listening, analysis, and hands-on instruction. The syllabus centers around weekly listening assignments and readings from a textbook with CDs, supplemented by hands-on workshops, lecture/demonstrations and concerts by master musicians from around the world. (less)

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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Ruckert, George
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Issues of Representation: Women, Representation, and Music in Selected Folk Traditions of the British Isles and North America, Fall 2005

Issues of Representation: Women, Representation, and Music in Selected Folk Traditions of the British Isles and North America, Fall 2005

This subject investigates the special relation of women to several musical folk ... (more)

This subject investigates the special relation of women to several musical folk traditions in the British Isles and North America. Throughout, we will be examining the implications of gender in the creation, transmission, and performance of music. Because virtually all societies operate to some extent on a gendered division of labor (and of expressive roles) the music of these societies is marked by the gendering of musical repertoires, traditions of instrumentation, performance settings, and styles. This seminar will examine the gendered dimensions of the music -- the song texts, the performance styles, processes of dissemination (collection, literary representation) and issues of historiography -- with respect to selected traditions within the folk musics of North America and the British Isles, with the aim of analyzing the special contributions of women to these traditions. In addition to telling stories about women's musical lives, and studying elements of female identity and subjectivity in song texts and music, we will investigate the ways in which women's work and women's cultural roles have affected the folk traditions of these several countries. (less)

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Social Sciences
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Perry, Ruth
Tick, Judith
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Musical Travels for Children

Musical Travels for Children

A combination social studies and music course for children at elementary school ... (more)

A combination social studies and music course for children at elementary school level. Some lessons feature music to learn; others introduce interesting aspects of music in other cultures. Individual lessons can be used in any order or left out. (less)

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Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
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Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
Catherine Schmidt-Jones
No Strings Attached
Tapping the Roots of American Music

Tapping the Roots of American Music

Teacher's Guide for using the American Roots Music documentary series in the ... (more)

Teacher's Guide for using the American Roots Music documentary series in the classroom. The resources offered here are designed to help you use the PBS American Roots Music video series and companion Web site in middle school and high school social studies and history classes. American Roots Music may be taped off-air and used for up to a year following broadcast, or you may choose to purchase it through Shop PBS for Teachers. (less)

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Humanities
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PBS
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PBS
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Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950

Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950

This site highlights letters Guthrie wrote in the early 1940s after moving ... (more)

This site highlights letters Guthrie wrote in the early 1940s after moving to New York City, where he pursued broadcasting and recording careers, met artists and social activists, and gained a reputation as a songwriter and performer. The site includes a biographical essay, a timeline of Guthrie's life, and an encoded finding aid of Guthrie materials at the Library of Congress. (less)

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Arts
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Readings
Collection:
American Memory
Provider:
Library of Congress
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Science and Technology
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Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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