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On becoming a rock musician

Author: H Stith Bennett; Howard Saul Becker
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Legacy editions (Columbia University. Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In On Becoming a Rock Musician, the sociologist H. Stith Bennett observes what makes a rock musician and then persuades others to take him seriously.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Stith Bennett; Howard Saul Becker
ISBN: 9780231182843 0231182848 9780231182850 0231182856
OCLC Number: 964378569
Description: xxx, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Foreword to the Legacy Edition, by Howard S. Becker Preface A Guide for the Reader Acknowledgments Part I. Group Dynamics 1. Introduction 2. Group Definition and Redefinition Part II. Rock Ecology 3. Instruments and "the Outside World" 4. Equipment and the Band Van 5. Gigs Part III. Mastering the Technological Component 6. Technology and The Music 7. The Realities of Practice Part IV. Performance: Aesthetics and the Technological Imperative 8. Playing 9. "Other People's Music" Afterword Appendix: Loudness and Equalization Notes Bibliography Index
Series Title: Legacy editions (Columbia University. Press)
Responsibility: H. Stith Bennett ; foreword by Howard S. Becker.

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The information captured in these pages remains as relevant today as it was thirty years ago when rock and roll was still in its nova stage. Bennett's book is perhaps the only one of its kind to Read more...

 
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