Enhance your understanding of popular music with POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA: AND THE BEAT GOES ON! This fascinating music text provides a chronological examination of the roots and history of American popular music from 1840 to the present. Throughout the text, you are asked to relate music to other music, music to words, and music to cultural context in order to further develop and apply your active listening skills. Learning is made easy with the book-specific website that contains an active listening guide, tutorials, and more. You will complete the text with a comprehensive understanding of popular music: where it came from, how it evolved, how styles interrelate, and how patterns of influence helped shape it over the years.