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Tuning in: American Narrative Television Music

Tuning in: American Narrative Television Music

by Ron Rodman


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195340242
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/17/2009
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ron Rodman is Professor of Music at Carleton College, where he teaches courses in the music and cinema and media studies departments. He has published numerous articles on tonal music theory, film music, and music in new media.

Table of Contents

Introduction. What Were Musicians Saying About Television Music During the First Decade of Broadcasting?
I. Toward an Associative Theory of Television Music
2. "Hello Out There in TV Land": Musical Agency in the Early Television Anthology Drama
3. "And Now a Word from Our Sponsor: Musical Structure and Mediation in Early TV Commercials
4. "Beam Me Up, Scottie!" Leitmotifs, Musical Topos, and Ascription in the Sci-Fi Drama
5. "Go for your Guns:" Narrative Syntax and Musical Functions in the TV Western
6. Tube of Pleasure, Tube of Bliss: Television Music as (Not-So) Drastic Experience
7. "And Now Another Word from our Sponsor:" Strategies of Occultation and Imbuement in Musical Commercials
8. "Just the Facts, Ma'am:" Style Change and Markedness in Police Drama Theme Music
9. "The Truth is Out There:" Music in Modern/Postmodern Television

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