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The musical artistry of rap

Author: Martin E Connor
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For years Rap artists have met with mixed reception--acclaimed by fans yet largely overlooked by scholars. Focusing on 135 tracks from 56 artists, this survey appraises the artistry of the genre with updates to the traditional methods and measures of musicology. Rap synthesizes rhythmic vocals with complex beats, intonational systems, song structures, orchestration and instrumentalism. The author advances a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Rap (Music)
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin E Connor
ISBN: 9780786498987 0786498986
OCLC Number: 1012616219
Description: vii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Rhythm --
Melody --
Motivic development --
Structure and performance practice --
Texture and orchestration --
Instrumentalism --
Masters of the form.
Responsibility: Martin E. Connor ; foreword by Kyle Adams ; afterword by Ilan Zechory.

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For years Rap artists have met with mixed reception--acclaimed by fans yet largely overlooked by scholars. Focusing on 135 tracks from 56 artists, this survey appraises the artistry of the genre with updates to the traditional methods and measures of musicology. Rap synthesizes rhythmic vocals with complex beats, intonational systems, song structures, orchestration and instrumentalism. The author advances a rethinking of musical notation and challenges the conventional understanding of Rap through analysis of such artists as Eminem, Kanye West and Jean Grae [Publisher description]

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