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Interpreting popular music

Author: David Brackett
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Musical score : English : 1st Calif. pbk

There is a well-developed vocabulary for discussing classical music, but when it comes to popular music, how do we analyze its effects and its meaning? This text demonstrates how listeners form  Read more...


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Document Type: Musical Score
All Authors / Contributors: David Brackett
ISBN: 0520225414 9780520225411
OCLC Number: 757649216
Notes: Éd. originale: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Description: xv, 260 p. : notation musicale ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface 1 Introduction Prelude I. Codes and competences II. Who is the author? III. Musicology and popular music IV. Postlude 2 Family values in music? Billie Holiday's and Bing Crosby's "I'll Be Seeing You" I. A tale of two (or three) recordings II. Critical discourse III. Biographical discourse IV. Style and history V. Performance, effect, and affect 3 When you're lookin' at Hank (you're looking at country) I. Lyrics, metanarratives, and the great authenticity debate II. Sound, performance, gender, and the hanky-tonk III. "A feeling called the blues" IV. The emergence of "country-western" 4 James Brown's "Superbad" and the double-voiced utterance I. The discursive space of black music II. Signifyin(g)-words and performance III. Musical signifyin(g) 5 Writing, music, dancing, and architecture in Elvis Costello's "Pills and Soap" I. The "popular aesthetic" II. Style and aesthetics III. Interpretation and (post)modern pop IV. A question of influence 6 Afterword: the citizens of Simpleton Appendix A. Reading the spectrum photos B. Registral terminology Notes Bibliography Select discography Index
Responsibility: David Brackett ; with a new preface by the author.


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