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Preface

Preface This book has been written after a long period of investigation, par­ ticipation, and instruction in the field of Negro music. There seems to be a need at this time for a treatise on the subject of Afro-Ameri­ can songs and singing from a Negro. Hence, this book represents an effort on my part to meet that need. There is no effort here to answer all questions regarding the subject. There is bound to be, as is always the case, room for improvement based upon latter-day considera­ tions, observations, and convictions . Perhaps these can be expressed in due course. The main purpose of this work is to promote a clearer picture of the nature of Negro songs than is generally possessed today. It is my hope that the young as well as the adult person may find here a concise, friendly, stimulating source that may cause finer interest in a long-beloved subject. If there are those who find occasion to disagree with certain state­ ments made herein, this differing of opinion is considered a sacred right. It can be stimulating and beneficial if supported by sound premises. If this text can be an incentive for further investigation and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Black Sacred Music Duke University Press

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Copyright
Copyright © 1995 by Duke University Press
ISSN
1043-9455
eISSN
2640-9879
DOI
10.1215/10439455-9.1-2.xvii
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Abstract

This book has been written after a long period of investigation, par­ ticipation, and instruction in the field of Negro music. There seems to be a need at this time for a treatise on the subject of Afro-Ameri­ can songs and singing from a Negro. Hence, this book represents an effort on my part to meet that need. There is no effort here to answer all questions regarding the subject. There is bound to be, as is always the case, room for improvement based upon latter-day considera­ tions, observations, and convictions . Perhaps these can be expressed in due course. The main purpose of this work is to promote a clearer picture of the nature of Negro songs than is generally possessed today. It is my hope that the young as well as the adult person may find here a concise, friendly, stimulating source that may cause finer interest in a long-beloved subject. If there are those who find occasion to disagree with certain state­ ments made herein, this differing of opinion is considered a sacred right. It can be stimulating and beneficial if supported by sound premises. If this text can be an incentive for further investigation and

Journal

Black Sacred MusicDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 1995

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