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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 albin zac, elements of music, music analysis, music technology, musicology, new book, paul carr, rehearsal, song, song arrangement track, songwring 1 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Moore’s excellent paper with Ruth Dockwary, he discusses the demise of what he calls the ‘Triangular’ mix – which has been replaced by the ‘diagonal’.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, listen the ‘The Wind Cry’s Mary’ by Jimi … Continue reading
Posted in podcast Tagged 1960s, Diagonal mix, hendrix, mix, musicology, paul carr, Triangular mix 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
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Prioritising the Elements of Music as a Starting Point of Analysis
This weeks podcast 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
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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.
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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
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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
How Music Means and/or What Music Means?
Here is another very brief snippet asking students to consider the difference between WHAT music means and HOW it means. As Alan Moore points out in his book ‘Song Means’ – there is often a confusion here. For me, it … Continue reading
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How Can We Think About Popular Music?
Another very very short segment – this time concerning the ways in which we can think about popular music analysis – more detail late!
Posted in podcast Tagged music analysis, music reception, paul carr, popular music, production, transcription 2 Comments
Why Was Popular Music so Slow to Emerge as an Academic Disciplin
Here are a few thoughts about why popular music was so slow to emerge as an academic discipline. It is a two minute lecture – see if you agree
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