Category Archives: podcast

Ways of Thinking About Song Arrangement and Track

  I have spent today playing around with some ideas for a new book I am in the early stages of working on. There are a lot of sweeping statements in there at the moment – but this is where … Continue reading

Posted in Musicology, podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Demise of the Triangular Mix: Why Has it happened?

In Alan Moore’s excellent paper with Ruth Dockwary, he discusses the demise of what he calls the ‘Triangular’ mix – which has been replaced by the ‘diagonal’. To get an understanding of this,┬álisten the ‘The Wind Cry’s Mary’ by Jimi … Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Critical Listening and Students: Popular Music and Form

In preparation for a musicology lecture this week, I began to think about the importance of students having an awareness of the general conventions in popular music. Factors such as an awareness of the commonality of eight bar sections (verses … Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Prioritising the Elements of Music as a Starting Point of Analysis

This weeks ┬ápodcast concerns how we can begin to use the elements of music as a starting point of music analysis. It starts with three main questions How are the elements being used? This can be as basic as a … Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Starting to Think About Music: Song Arrangement and Track

Here is a podcast of an introductory lecture on ways we can think about popular music analysis, and the differences between Song, Arrangement and Track.

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Elements of Music and Musical Form

This podcast is on the relationship on the elements of music and form. It considers the ways in which elements such as musical texture, time signatures, and harmony can interact to create expectations in a listener. In popular music, these … Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Elements of Music: How can we use them to discuss ‘interest’ in a piece of music?

This post concerns the elements of music, and the ways in which they are prioritised to indoctrinate interest in a piece of music. How can we use the elements that for most are so familiar, to begin to analyse popular … Continue reading

Posted in podcast | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment