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Indiana Music - A Historical Overview

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This presentation is suitable for teachers and librarians looking to do a general program with students about Indiana and Indiana's musical history. It may be especially helpful for celebrating Indiana's Bicentennial.

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Indiana Music - A Historical Overview

  1. 1. Indiana Statehood DayIndiana Statehood Day Music from Indiana
  2. 2. Traditional Bluegrass…Traditional Bluegrass… Bluegrass music started in the early 1600’s by immigrants who brought music from their native lands. The music has roots in Irish, Scottish, English, and African American songs. Pioneers didn’t have the technology we have today, so they had to make their own music. This song is called “Boil the Cabbage Down.” https://www.ibma.org/resources/history-bluegrass-music
  3. 3. Creation of AmericaCreation of America America became a free country on July 4th , 1776. The tune for this song is very old and dates from 1609. This song can be sung in a ROUND. We will try it without the guitar, and then we will add the guitar. Singing rounds is another way that pioneers made music.
  4. 4. ““America, America”America, America” America, America Land of Hope and Liberty Freedom Rings from Every Mountain From Sea to Sea Repeat
  5. 5. Early 1800’s Circle DancesEarly 1800’s Circle Dances Children and teens had to work hard at their pioneer chores, but sometimes they might be permitted to dance. Fiddles were not used for these dances because some people thought it wasn’t proper for children to hear such exciting music. These types of dances and singing games were typical of the early 1800’s. Singing Indiana History by Martha Riley Chrisman pg. 52 / Published in 1992
  6. 6. ““Skip to My Lou”Skip to My Lou” Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou Lou, Lou, skip to my Lou, Skip to my Lou my Darling… Flies in the buttermilk, shoo, shoo, shoo Lost my partner, what’ll I do… I’ll get another one prettier than you… Singing Indiana History by Martha Riley Chrisman pg. 52 / Published in 1992
  7. 7. Early 1800’s River SongEarly 1800’s River Song Transportation in Indiana in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s was done mostly by river. This is a famous song written about a river. “Shenendoah” http://centerforhistory.org
  8. 8. Indiana Becomes a StateIndiana Becomes a State Indiana became a state in 1816. Lots of songs have been written about Indiana, but this one, published in 1917 and written by Indiana native James F. Hanley, is probably the most famous. We will play the song once and then allow everyone to join us in singing. Singing Indiana History by Martha Riley Chrisman pg. 6 / Published in 1992
  9. 9. ““Back Home Again in Indiana”Back Home Again in Indiana” Back home again, in Indiana And it seems that I can see The gleaming candlelight, still shining bright Thru the sycamores for me The new mown hay sends out its fragrance From the fields I used to roam When I dream about the moonlight on the Wabash Then I long for my Indiana home.
  10. 10. Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln Lincoln spent 14 years of his life in Indiana and grew up here from age 7 to age 21. He became one of our most famous presidents serving during the American Civil War. Lincoln’s Boyhood Home is located in Lincoln City, Indiana and is open to the public to tour. http://www.nps.gov/libo/index.htm
  11. 11. ““Old Abraham Lincoln”Old Abraham Lincoln” This is a song that you can make up verses to. What do you know about Abraham Lincoln? Old Abe Lincoln came out of the wilderness, out of the wilderness, out of the wilderness. Old Abe Lincoln came out of the wilderness, Many long years ago… Old Abe Lincoln lived down in Indiana… Wee Sing America by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen
  12. 12. The Civil War in IndianaThe Civil War in Indiana April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865April 12, 1861 – April 9, 1865 Indiana had around 210,000 soldiers participate in the war. Indiana had soldiers in every major battle in the war.
  13. 13. ““Goober Peas”Goober Peas” This is a song that talks about soldiers in the Civil War. Near the end of the war food was scarce and the soldiers ate goober peas. Peas, peas, peas, peas, Eating Goober Peas Goodness How Delicious! Eating Goober Peas! Wee Sing America by Pamela Conn Beall and Susan Hagen
  14. 14. Sports in IndianaSports in Indiana Indiana has a long and historic relationship with sports. From our 100 years of car racing to our great basketball legends to our current teams like the Colts and the Pacers, Indiana is sports proud. http://www.indianahistory.org/feature- details/great-moments-in-indy- sports#.VIhrOdLF-p4
  15. 15. ““Take Me Out to the BallTake Me Out to the Ball Game”Game” Written in 1908 by Albert Von Tilzer, this is probably one of the most famous sports songs of all time. Albert was born in Indianapolis in 1878. Let’s sing it together! Singing Indiana History by Martha Riley Chrisman pg. 138 / Published in 1992
  16. 16. ““Take Me Out to the BallTake Me Out to the Ball Game”Game” Take me out to the ball game Take me out with the crowd Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks, I don’t care if I never get back, Let me root, root, root for the home team If they don’t win it’s a shame For it’s One, Two, Three strikes your out At the Old Ball Game! Singing Indiana History by Martha Riley Chrisman pg. 138 / Published in 1992
  17. 17. Hoagy CarmichaelHoagy Carmichael Hoagland Carmichael was born in Bloomington in 1899. He wrote some of the most popular songs of all time. “Georgia on My Mind” “Stardust” “The Nearness of You” And this song…does anyone know the name of this song? Singing Indiana History by Martha Riley Chrisman pg. 145 / Published in 1992
  18. 18. Bluegrass in Indiana TodayBluegrass in Indiana Today Bluegrass is still popular in Indiana today. There are festivals all over the state including the 8 day Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival held at the Bill Monroe Music Park. “Old Joe Clark”
  19. 19. ““Star Spangled Banner” – National AnthemStar Spangled Banner” – National Anthem Oh, say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming? Whose broad stripes and bright stars thru the perilous fight, O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming? And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air, Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there. Oh, say does that star-spangled banner yet wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
  20. 20. Thank you for coming toThank you for coming to Statehood Day!Statehood Day!

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