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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Schirmer; 3 edition (Jan. 5 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0495570109
  • ISBN-13: 978-0495570103
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 21.6 x 24.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 794 g
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #547,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jeff Todd Titon received his Ph.D. in American Studies from the University of Minnesota, where he studied ethnomusicology with Alan Kagan and musicology with Johannes Riedel. He has completed fieldwork in North America on religious folk music, blues music and old-time fiddling with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For two years he was the guitarist in the Lazy Bill Lucas Blues Band, a group that appeared in the 1970 Ann Arbor Blues Festival. The author or editor of seven books, including EARLY DOWNHOME BLUES (which won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award) and the five-volume AMERICAN MUSICAL TRADITIONS (named by Library Journal as one of the outstanding reference works of 2003), Titon is also a documentary photographer and filmmaker. In 1991, he wrote a hypertext multimedia computer program about old-time fiddler Clyde Davenport that is regarded as a model for interactive representations of people making music. He founded the ethnomusicology program at Tufts University, where he taught from 1971 to 1986. From 1990 to 1995, he served as the editor of ETHNOMUSICOLOGY, the journal of the Society for Ethnomusicology. A Fellow of the American Folklore Society since 1986, he has been Professor of Music and the director of the Ph.D. program in ethnomusicology at Brown University.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By on Sept. 19 2010
Format: Paperback
if you read the product description they mention CD's that are supposed to come with the book. I need said CD's for the course I am taking. Amazon failed to ship these with my order. Shame on you. I could've bought just the book for way cheaper than what I paid but I NEEDED THE CD's so I came here. OOPS! First and last time amazon shopper. Booo
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
I recieved the book with NO CD's Aug. 4 2009
By K. Hardie - Published on
Format: Paperback
The CD's are obviously an important part of the listening experience. I specifically bought this book because the seller's description said it came with 3 CD's. Thanks to Youtube, I will be just fine in my class. Buyers be aware that you might not get your CD's.
17 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Overpriced & Missing CDs April 29 2010
By Kathy (Bookworm Nation) - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
One of my biggest pet peeves is the price of college text books. I am stunned that this little book costs $100, I personally think it is totally unethical to charge this much for a book. Another huge complaint I have it that I spend $100 for a music book and the three companion CDs are not included, I would have to fork out another $40 just to have the music to go along with the book. Shame on these publishing companies that overcharge for books and leave out critical material.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
If CDs are required, why sell it without? Sept. 29 2011
By J. Nevins - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I ordered this book brand new under the mistaken assumption that would guarantee me the CDs. I was wrong. Apparently a book that requires you to listen to tracks on an accompanying CD is sold sans CD so that instead of paying the already ridiculous price of $100 for a 432 page (including appendices) text book for what is for most, an elective class, I am forced to then turn around and order the $40 3 CD set, bringing the total to a truly ludicrous $140 for a class I will never think of again. Amazing. Thank you corrupt text book companies for screwing over yet another college student.

I'm going to try and find the songs on Youtube like another reviewer did. Being an unemployed student with a family trying to make a new start, I can't afford to throw money around like this.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Overly-Informative Sept. 9 2012
By smartguy - Published on
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Basically, in a general sense the book does not really describe much in the first chapter, instead what it does is that it puts out a random word to you and asks you questions to help you understand the definition. It however, is not straight to the point and instead goes off into tangents using examples that would be later described in the book. There is a lot of figuring out to do and the best way to get through the book is to develop your own method of understanding the topics described.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Worlds on Music Sept. 10 2009
By Lana Fritsch - Published on
Format: Paperback
I also received no CD's with mine. Now I am trying to find the CD's seperately online. Does anyone know where to get them?!