Exploring American Folk Music
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States
- Narrated by: Michael Rene Zuzel
- Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release Date:11-12-14
- Publisher: University Press Audiobooks
- My Review
- This is a long, long listen which I managed to complete by just listening to a chapter at a time.
- I must say, it's not as I expected, I thought I might get to hear lots of musical examples, and maybe a few interviews with musicians. This was not to be, it is an academic teaching aid for serious students, albeit, written in an easy to understand way, no academic jargon here thank goodness.
- Despite it being a good listen, If I were a music student, I would find it very difficult to learn without hard copy for reference. I need indexes, glossaries and references, this category of audio book is, to my mind, well suited to whyspersync.
- To summarise, for the those who simply want to know more about American Folk music, this audiobook is your fully comprehensive guide, you really couldn't wish for more information. For the serious student? In my opinion it is, quite simply, a wonderful companion to the text. However, we are told that everyone has their own preferred learning style, what doesn't suit me may be just perfect for others.
- The value of the impeccably researched information contained within the 15+ hours of listening merits nothing less than 5 stars.
Michael Renee Zuzel has a pleasant easy to listen to voice, he made this huge task seem effortless. He is brisk enough to hold the listeners attention. To my ear, sound quality and production are excellent.
This audiobook was gifted to me in the hopeful expectation of this review