Analyzing Popular Music

Analyzing Popular Music

by Allan F. Moore
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521100356

ISBN-13: 9780521100359

Pub. Date: 01/18/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How do we "know" music? We perform it, compose it, sing it in the shower; cook, sleep and dance to it. Eventually we think and write about it. This book represents the culmination of such shared processes. Portraying a wide range of genres (rock, dance, TV soundtracks, country, pop, soul, easy listening, Turkish Arabesk), the essays cover methodology, modernism,

Overview

How do we "know" music? We perform it, compose it, sing it in the shower; cook, sleep and dance to it. Eventually we think and write about it. This book represents the culmination of such shared processes. Portraying a wide range of genres (rock, dance, TV soundtracks, country, pop, soul, easy listening, Turkish Arabesk), the essays cover methodology, modernism, postmodernism, Marxism and communication.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521100359
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/18/2009
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgement; Contributors; 1. Introduction Allan F. Moore; 2. Popular music analysis: ten apothegms and four instances Robert Walser; 3. From lyric to anti-lyric: analysing the words in pop songs Dai Griffiths; 4. The sound is 'out there': score, sound design and exoticism in The X-Files Robynn J. Stilwell; 5. Feel the beat come down: house music as rhetoric Stan Hawkins; 6. The determining role of performance in the articulation of meaning: the case of 'Try a Little Tenderness' Rob Bowman; 7. Marxist music analysis without Adorno: popular music and urban geography Adam Krims; 8. Jethro Tull and the case for modernism in mass culture Allan F. Moore; 9. Pangs of history in late 1970s new-wave rock John Covach; 10. Is anybody listening? Chris Kennett; 11. Talk and text: popular music and ethnomusicology Martin Stokes; Bibliography; Discography; Film/Videography; Index.

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