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The Hermeneutic Circle

I have become very interested in the nature of the hermeneutic circle recently, in particularly how it enables us to learn about music. There has been a great deal of literature from both philosophy  (For example Georg Gadamer) and musicicology … Continue reading

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Frank Zappa: December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993

On the anniversary of Frank Zappa’s death, I thought it appropriate for me to write my own tribute to him.  As a young person growing up in the 1970’s, I was introduced to Zappa’s music at around the age of … Continue reading

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Pat Metheny – Part Two

My last post on Pat Metheny has made me think about a book chapter I had published recently on the impact of jazz guitarists on the Jazz canon. Out of all electric guitarists, I would suggest that Metheny has done … Continue reading

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An Autocratic Approach to Music Copyright?:A Frank Zappa case study

I have been aware for a number of years that there has been a legal battle between Gail Zappa, head of the ‘Zappa Family Trust’, and the so called ‘tribute’ bands that are determined to continue performing his music live. … Continue reading

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