What constitutes American music? Should music brought over from another country and performed in America in much the same manner as abroad be counted? Does it need to be composed in America, or just performed here? Does it need to be distinct in some way from music composed/performed elsewhere? What kind of guidelines might we devise to help us determine what music is American?r book used Crawford, Richard, and Larry Hamberlin. An Introduction to America’s Music. 3rd ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2018. ISBN: 9780393668285.