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Analysing Popular Music : Image, Sound and Text.

Author: David Machin
Publisher: London : Sage Publications, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Popular music is far more than just songs we listen to; its meanings are also in album covers, lyrics, subcultures, voices and video soundscapes. Like language these elements can be used to communicate complex cultural ideas, values, concepts and identities. Analysing Popular Music is a lively look at the semiotic resources found in the sounds, visuals and words that comprise the 'code book' of popular music. It  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Machin
ISBN: 9781446203378 1446203379 1283289199 9781283289191
OCLC Number: 764574114
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Discourses of Popular Music; 2 Album Iconography: Postures, Objects, Settings; 3 Visual Composition: Typeface and Colour; 4 Analysing Lyrics: Values, Participants, Agency; 5 Semiotic Resources in Sound: Pitch, Melody and Phrasing; 6 Sound Qualities: Arrangement and Rythm; Analysing Genre: The Sounds of Britpop; 8 Analysing Music in Film; 9 Analysing Music in Video and Television; Conclusion; Glossary; References; Index.

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A lively and accessible approach to the study of popular music. Moving beyond the typical analysis of 'popular music and society', Machin offers students a toolkit for looking at popular music,  Read more...

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