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"American Popular Music is easily the best-written text of its kind on the market today."--Gregory Reish, Roosevelt University


"Starr and Waterman offer the strongest historical narrative, with excellent examples, comprehensive coverage of styles, and an integrated, chronological approach."--Mary Macklem, University of Central Florida


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Larry Starr is Professor of Music at the University of Washington. He is a respected scholar of American popular music and the music of Ives, Gershwin, and Copland.

Christopher Waterman is Dean of the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture. An anthropologist specializing in the music of Africa and the Americas, he is also a bassist who has performed professionally in a wide variety of popular genres.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 624 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 4 edition (July 19, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199859116
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199859115
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 0.7 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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American popular music was a joy to read. Each page was filled with information about the different music genres. Each chapter had sections about different musicians and singers in that particular genre and time period. There is so much that I learned from this textbook that I had no idea about. It truly helped me to understand more about American music for my music class in college.
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Easy to read and informative. However not all of the MP3s on the list were in the download file. This led to a lot of hassle when I had assignments from my teacher who was using this as a text. Also, I thought there should have been a larger section on soul music.
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I purchased the book new and sure enough it cam with a card inside and a scratch off download key. The only problem is that when you scratch off the area for the key, several of the numbers also scratch off. So it is a useless key since with alpha numeric characters missing, there are hundreds of possible combinations to try and guess at it.. It was a waste to buy the book new. I wish I would have bought the used version and then I would have been in the same boat but having spent less money. I have been able to find on Youtube all but one of the songs that the key gives you. Save your money and get a used book.
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The textbook that I ordered did NOT have the music MP3 code with it that was needed for the course that I was taking. I was going to purchase the code from ITunes, however, it was $50.00. So I have had to improvise via other sources to do my studying and homework.

So needless to say, I was disappointed with my purchase
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This textbook is amazing and easy to use. I have friends wanting to read this book after I am done with the class so that they can learn about the history of music as well.
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Had to buy this for school. New unopened version includes MP3 songs which can cost over $50 just for songs through publisher. If you need for school, highly recommend buying the new unopened version!
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Great textbook, it's interactive enough for a music book and I really liked the option of being able to download the music. It was easy to follow, and I think the author really likes Bob Dylan, lol
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I didn't need the access code and the book has barely been used. I would love to sell it back as new or nearly new.
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