Singing in the African American tradition by Ysaye M. Barnwell

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Published by Homespun Tapes in Woodstock, NY .

Written in English

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  • African Americans -- Music -- Instruction and study,
  • African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism,
  • Singing -- Methods -- Self-instruction,
  • Singing -- Instruction and study,
  • Music -- United States,
  • Music -- Africa

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 22) and discography (p. 24-25).

Book details

Other titlesChoral and congregational vocal music.
StatementYsaye Barnwell and George Brandon.
GenreMethods, Self-instruction.
ContributionsBrandon, George, 1947-
LC ClassificationsMT850 .B37 1998
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p. ;
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17744320M

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