OnMusic of the USA provides a comprehensive overview of the different musical traditions that form the rich musical tapestry of the United States.
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Beginning with a broad introduction to basic music concepts and organizing elements, OnMusic of the USA helps your students dig deeper into the musical components so they can become more perceptive listeners. With this foundation in place, the text shifts focus onto exploring uniquely American music genres: Jazz, the Blues, ragtime, swing and big bands, country, Native American, rockabilly, bluegrass, soul, rock, and hip-hop. This panorama of the American music experience also covers deeply influential artists and the cultural impact of their music on American society.
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Music Selections – With an extensive selection of world music, every lesson in this course contains streaming music.
Listen to Lecture – Text is narrated for online listening or downloadable for offline playback.
Discover Video – Videos in every chapter reinforce student understanding and engagement. Our video applet keeps students on the page and on task.
Written Assignments – Three written assignments are included in OnMusic of the USA.
Assessments – OnMusic of the USA includes automatically graded quizzes at the end of each region, along with a midterm and final exam, all of which can be used as is or customized to fit your needs.
Customization – OnMusic of the USA is offered in our powerful, yet easy-to-use courseware platform. Instructors can add, remove, and edit content, assessment material, and assignments at will, or leave it as is for a great out of the box experience.