Music Studies: The Key Concepts presents a comprehensive A-Z glossary of the main terms and concepts used in the study of popular music. The book includes definitions of key musical genres, from bhangra to punk rock, of musical subcultures from hippies to Goths, of methodologies from Marxism to postmodernism, of musicological terms from sound to harmony and of musical phenomena from girl groups to concept albums. Each entry includes suggestions for further reading and listening and is cross-referenced with related concepts.
List of Key Concepts
Key Concepts, including entries on: A&R (artists & repertoire), beat music, British beat, censorship, New Right, Parents' Music Resource Center, demography, baby boomers, Generation X, disco, festivals, film, Hollywood musicals, popular/rock musicals, rockumentaries, hard core, hook, gospel, grunge, power pop, producers, sound recording, thrash metal, technology, sampling, world music, world beat, youth subcultures
Further Resources and Bibliography