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Psycoanalytic Approaches to Analysis and Musical Taste

As anyone who has read this blog will know, I have developed an ongoing interest in the ways in which music conveys meaning over the last few years. This has resulted in considering many academics’ thoughts – ranging from philosophers … Continue reading

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More thoughts on Vertical Melodic Analysis

After last weeks post on Horizontal melodic analysis – here are a few thoughts I am discussing with students regarding the vertical dimension. Although there any many ways I have considered this through the years – I have condensed it … Continue reading

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Semiology in Music: Phil Tagg as an example

OK. This week’s musicology session examined the techniques employed by Phil Tagg – on of the most influencial musicologists when it comes to popular music. The powerpoint is included below, but the key questions I am asking the students to … Continue reading

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