Country Music

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  • Country Music

    1. 1. American Country Music<br />Vocabulary <br />
    2. 2. Before we begin:<br />If you learn what’s in this <br />presentation, you will . . .<br />Teacher Bao<br />
    3. 3. do better on exams (e.g., CET, TOEFL, IELTS, BEC) <br />
    4. 4. have something to talk about with foreign friends<br />
    5. 5. Let’s get started!<br />
    6. 6. “Country music is the people&apos;s music . . .<br />
    7. 7. It just speaks about real life …<br />
    8. 8. and about truth . . . <br />
    9. 9. and it tells things how they really are.”<br />Faith Hill, Country Singer<br />
    10. 10. GeneralVocabulary<br />
    11. 11. Composer<br />Person who writes the music for songs<br />
    12. 12. Lyrics- the words of a song<br />Lyricist- the writer of words for a song<br />
    13. 13. Ballad - a slow, sad song that tells a story, often romantic, historic, or tragic<br />
    14. 14. Genre- a type or category, in this case, of music<br />
    15. 15. Crossover<br />A song that starts in one musical genre and becomes popular in another genre<br />
    16. 16. Twang: when singing, sounds made through the nose; a characteristic of early country music<br />Click here to listen to the sound of TWANG<br />george_strait-twang.mp3<br />Hint: in the new page, click on the “play” button in the upper left hand corner<br />
    17. 17. Yodel- a form of singing where the voice changes quickly between the normal voice and a very high sound (falsetto)<br />Click here to listen to someone yodel<br />
    18. 18. Cover- a recording of a song that was first recorded by somebody else<br />
    19. 19. The Grand Ole Opry<br />(1) a place; a theater in the American South (Tennessee) that produces live country music shows<br />(2) a weekly country music radio program<br />
    20. 20.
    21. 21. Roots of Country Music<br />
    22. 22. Sources of Country Music<br />Church Singers<br />Trains<br />Steamboats<br />Singing Cowboys<br />Banjo Players<br />Square Dancing<br />Folk Singers<br />Fiddlers<br />Fiddlers<br />
    23. 23. Instruments of Country Music<br />
    24. 24. Guitar<br />Bass<br />Banjo<br />Fiddle<br />Mandolin<br />Steel guitar<br />
    25. 25. Banjo<br />
    26. 26. Fiddle<br />
    27. 27. Mandolin<br />
    28. 28. Guitar<br />
    29. 29. Steel Guitar<br />
    30. 30. Bass<br />
    31. 31. Types of Country Music<br />
    32. 32. Country Music Genres<br />Hillbilly<br />Rock -<br />A -<br />billy<br />Singing <br />Cowboy<br />Honky<br />Tonk<br />Blue<br />grass<br />Neo-<br />Country<br />Nashville <br />Sound<br />
    33. 33. Hillbilly<br />土包子<br />Country music from Texas and Oklahoma; rough, loud and often including yodeling<br />
    34. 34. Singing Cowboy<br />
    35. 35. Honky-tonk<br />A type of country music first played in noisy [热闹的] bars; often included a piano<br />
    36. 36. 猫王<br />Rockabilly<br />a blend of black music and country music; part of the roots of rock and roll <br />
    37. 37. Bluegrass<br />A type of country music played at a rapid speed on banjosand guitars <br />
    38. 38. The Nashville Sound<br />Country music that includes elements of popular music; broadcast on radio & TV out of Nashville, Tennessee<br />
    39. 39. Neotraditional Country<br />Modern country music that takes its inspiration from traditional country artists<br />
    40. 40. Country Music’s Place in Time<br />
    41. 41. Timeline<br />
    42. 42. 1941<br />Hillbilly<br />1922<br />
    43. 43. 1935<br />1955<br />Singing Cowboys<br />
    44. 44. Tonk<br />1955<br />Honky<br />1941<br />
    45. 45. Rockabilly<br />1960<br />1954<br />
    46. 46. 1940<br />Present …<br />Bluegrass<br />
    47. 47. 1958<br />Nashville Sound<br />Present …<br />
    48. 48. Neotraditional<br />Present …<br />1980<br />
    49. 49. Appendix<br />Country music IS the people&apos;s music!<br />
    50. 50. Word List<br />In this presentation all vocabulary words appear in yellow<br />
    51. 51. Timeline<br />Hillbilly 1922 - 1941<br />Singing Cowboys 1935 - 1955<br />Bluegrass 1940 - Present<br />Honky-tonk 1941 - 1955<br />Rockabilly 1954 - 1960<br />Nashville Sound 1958 - Present<br />Neotraditional 1985 - Present<br />
    52. 52. References<br />Anderson, S. E. [compiled by] (2003). The quotable musician: from Bach to Tupac. New York, NY: Allworth Press<br />Tribe, I. M. (2006). Country: a regional exploration. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press<br />

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