Reading Pop Approaches to Textual Analysis in Popular Music

Analysing Popular Music: Theory, Method, and Practice PHILIP TAGG Popular Music Analysis — Why? One of the initial problems for any new field of study is the attitude of incredulity it meets. The serious study of popular music is no ...

Reading Pop   Approaches to Textual Analysis in Popular Music

Reading Pop collects together key essays on the interpretation of pop songs previously published in the journal Popular Music. In sixteen varied studies by many of the best-known scholars, all the most influential approaches are represented. An introduction by leading pop academic Richard Middleton puts them into context and outlines the main debates. A select bibliography of other writings on pop music analysis adds to the usefulness of the book, which will become a central text in popular music studies. - ;Reading Pop collects together key essays on the interpretation of pop songs previously published in the journal Popular Music. In sixteen varied studies by many of the best-known scholars, all the most influential approaches are represented. An introduction by leading pop academic Richard Middleton puts them into context and outlines the main debates. A select bibliography of other writings on pop music analysis adds to the usefulness of the book, which will become a central text in popular music studies. - ;extensive introduction is particularly valuable ... the paperback price is worth it for the introduction, and the Bjornberg and Tagg essays, alone. - Allan More, British Journal of Music Education

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Reading Pop : Approaches to Textual Analysis in Popular Music
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Richard Middleton
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-06-08 - Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Reading Pop collects together key essays on the interpretation of pop songs previously published in the journal Popular Music. In sixteen varied studies by many of the best-known scholars, all the most influential approaches are represented. An introduction by leading pop academic Richard Middleton puts them into context and outlines
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Language: en
Pages: 221
Authors: Fabian Holt
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-10-01 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Through a collection of case studies, the author examines why music categories and music genres are debated, and why the terms used to describe these categories and genres are always changing.
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Language: en
Pages: 411
Authors: Simon Frith
Categories: Popular music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding field with changing emphases and agenda. This is a multi-volume resource for this area of study
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Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: Tara Brabazon
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-26 - Publisher: SAGE

This is the first textbook on Pop Music to be written after the start of the iPod era. The book is organized in accessible sections which cover the main themes of research and teaching. It examines the key approaches to understanding popular music, the main settings of exchange and consumption,
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Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Carolyn S. Stevens
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-08-21 - Publisher: Routledge

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