Analyzing Popular Music
Edited by Professor Allan F. Moore
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Analyzing Popular Music by Professor Allan F. Moore
Book DescriptionHow do we know music? We perform it, we compose it, we sing it in the shower, we cook, sleep and dance to it. Eventually we think and write about it. This book represents the culmination of such shared processes. Each of these essays, written by leading writers on popular music, is analytical in some sense, but none of them treats analysis as an end in itself. The books presents a wide range of genres (rock, dance, TV soundtracks, country, pop, soul, easy listening, Turkish Arabesk) and deals with issues as broad as methodology, modernism, postmodernism, Marxism and communication. It aims to encourage listeners to think more seriously about the 'social' consequences of the music they spend time with and is the first collection of such essays to incorporate contextualisation in this way.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521100359
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Presents a study of recorded popular song, from the recordings of the 1920s through to the present day.
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Author Biography - Professor Allan F. Moore
Allan F. Moore is Professor of Popular Music and Head of the School of Performing Arts at the University of Surrey. He is author of Rock: The Primary Text and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Blues and Gospel Music. He is also co-editor of the journals Popular Music and Twentieth-Century Music
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