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The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis

Expanding Approaches

Edited by: Ciro Scotto , Kenneth Smith , John Brackett

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  September  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138683112
eBook ISBN: 9781315544700
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The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches widens the scope of analytical approaches for popular music by incorporating methods developed for analyzing contemporary art music. This study endeavors to create a new analytical paradigm for examining popular music from the perspective of developments in contemporary art music.

"Expanded approaches" for popular music analysis is broadly defined as as exploring the pitch-class structures, form, timbre, rhythm, or aesthetics of various forms of popular music in a conceptual space not limited to the domain of common practice tonality but broadened to include any applicable compositional, analytical, or theoretical concept that illuminates the music. The essays in this collection investigate a variety of analytical, theoretical, historical, and aesthetic commonalities popular music shares with 20th and 21st century art music. From rock and pop to hip hop and rap, dance and electronica, from the 1930s to present day, this companion explores these connections in five parts:

  • Establishing and Expanding Analytical Frameworks
  • Technology and Timbre
  • Rhythm, Pitch, and Harmony
  • Form and Structure
  • Critical Frameworks: Analytical, Formal, Structural, and Political

With contributions by established scholars and promising emerging scholars in music theory and historical musicology from North America, Europe, and Australia, The Routledge Companion to Popular Music Analysis: Expanding Approaches offers nuanced and detailed perspectives that address the relationships between concert and popular music.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Some Practical Issues in the Aesthetic Analysis of Popular Music Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Style as Analysis Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Thank You for the Music Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Listening to the Sound Music Makes Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Analyse This Download PDF
Chapter  6:  A-ha’s “Take on Me” Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Interpreting Transmedia and Multimodal Narratives Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Analysing the Product of Recorded Musical Activity Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Production of Timbre Download PDF
Chapter  10:  “What Music Isn’t Ambient in the 21st Century?” Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Electronically Modified Voices as Expressing the (Post)Human Condition in Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories (2013) Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Pulse as Dynamic Attending Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Rhythmic Functions in Pop-Rock Music Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Aesthetics of Drone Download PDF
Chapter  15:  A Tonal Axis to Grind Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Chromatic Linear Progressions in Popular Music Download PDF
Chapter  17:  System 7 Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s ‘Toccata’ and the Cyborg Essence of Alberto Ginastera Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Yes, the Psychedelic-Symphonic Cover, and “Every Little Thing”  Download PDF
Chapter  20:  ‘Silence in the Studio!’ Download PDF
Chapter  21:  “Weed Crumbles into Glitter” Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Form and Time in Trout Mask Replica  Download PDF
Chapter  23:  New Music in a Borderless World Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Here Lies Love and the Politics of Disco-Opera Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Love Detective Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Unending Eruptions Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Hearing Postmemory Download PDF
Chapter  28:  “Poet-Composers” Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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