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Improvisatory Music in Australia 1836-1970

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Playing Ad Lib: Improvisatory Music in Australia 1836-1970 by John Whiteoak
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In this ground breaking history of music-making in Australia, Dr John Whiteoak explores for the first time the importance of improvisatory musical practices in a country famous for its ingenuity and self reliance. Starting from the 1830s, the book explores the improvised performances of musicians in concert and in the circus, theatre and dancehall, in the cinema and the Church. It charts the influences both direct and indirect of African American music from the blackface minstrel show through ragtime to new forms of jazz. This provocative study, a heroic work of original research, is enhanced by a wealth of musical examples and contemporary illustrations.

Author Biography

John Whiteoak
Release date NZ
February 12th, 1999
Author
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
b/w illus
Imprint
Currency Press Pty Ltd
Pages
368
Series
Dimensions
172x240x20
ISBN-13
9780868195438
Product ID
2253473

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