My Music: Explorations of Music in Daily Life by Susan D. Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, Charles Keil

By Susan D. Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, Charles Keil

My tune is a first-hand exploration of the various roles track performs in people's lives. "What is track approximately for you?" requested contributors of the track in lifestyle venture of a few a hundred and fifty humans, and the responses they acquired -- from the profound to the mundane, from the deeply-felt to the flippant -- mirror hugely individualistic relationships to and with tune. Susan Crafts, Daniel Cavicchi, and undertaking Director Charles Keil have accumulated and edited approximately 40 of these interviews to rfile the various ways that humans get pleasure from, adventure, and use music.

CONTRIBUTORS: Charles Keil, George Lipsitz.

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A: We sing "Frosty the Snowman" in class, and . . Q: During the winter, right? " Q: When do you do that, that's in music class? A: Well, sometimes we sing it in music, sometimes we sing it in our classroom. Music's my favorite thing in school. The reason I don't like gym the most is because sometimes we go in with older kids and we get called names, and in art some people say that they don't like me and other kids' pictures and that's upsetting, too. No one docs any of those things in music, so that's why my favorite thing is music.

I sing them out and then I roll them up into a ball. Q: How do you mean, you roll them up into a ball? A: (giggles nervously) It's just one of my little jokes. Q: It's just a little joke? (Carlcy nods, giggles) How about the video tapes? Is there anything on those that you like to listen to? A: Well, sometimes. Last night I watched one with songs on it. It's called Comedy and Magic. Comedy and Magic has Disney songs on it. " (both giggle) Q: How about other things on TV. Do you notice music on TV?

Get out of bed, there'll be no more napping," and all the people come out and they go bananas, and then everybody else and the rest of the playhouse comes in, and they ask Pee Wee what the secret word of the day is, and the music goes . . (sings) It's really funny. We really like it. My brother says it's a queer show 'cause it's got all of that funny kind of music. His playhouse is nice, and I like it when all of the actresses come over and sing songs, (sings a song from the show) Q: So, do a lot of your friends like music as much as you?

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