Quantity concentrates solely on song job within the usa within the 19th century. one of the themes mentioned are how altering know-how affected the printing of tune, the advance of sheet track publishing, the expansion of the yankee musical theater, renowned spiritual tune, black song (including spirituals and ragtime), tune through the Civil warfare, and eventually "music within the period of monopoly," together with such topics as copyright, altering know-how and distribution, invention of the phonograph, copyright revision, and the institution of Tin Pan Alley.

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