The masters provides a grounding in the development of popular music research as a subfield of musicology, and encourages critical thinking about: a student on the ma in music (popular music research) was awarded the prize by the international association for the study of popular music for an essay written as part of. Especially noteworthy is the explication and exploration of the field of popular musicology, with its simultaneous emphasis on the textuality of music and critical method these essays argue convincingly that the details of musical sound do matter, and that these details are integral to cultural meaning derek b scott is to be. This is the keynote i delivered at studying music--an international conference in honour of simon frith, a retirement tribute to my longtime colleague at the university of edinburgh april 10-12, 2014 although it includes language from my preface: an essay on journalism in simon's festschrift, popular music matters:. In 2016, james grier, professor of music history, was elected fellow of the royal society of canada this honour recognized his achievement in research on medieval music and liturgy, particularly that of aquitaine, textual criticism and editing music, and popular music since world war ii his books include the critical. 266 reviews and information on publications, irasm 39 (2008) 2, 257-269 allan f moore (ed), critical essays in popular musicology, aldershot- burlington: ashgate, 2007, isbn 978-0-7546-2647-3 popular musicology, a discipline that is represented in this book, is, as the editor points out in the introduction,.
Books shelved as musicology: the rest is noise: listening to the twentieth century by alex ross, a history of western music by donald jay grout, feminine. Since their beginnings, popular music studies have conducted an implicit ( sometimes explicit) dialogue with musicology to be sure, the musicological side of this conversation has more often than not been marked by insult, incomprehension or silence and popular music scholars for their part have tended. Adorno's analysis of popular music is transformed into outright criticism of it when he contrasts it with “art” music we cannot complain about popular music if our culture cannot provide a more satisfying alternative if nothing better is available, then there is nothing especially wrong with popular music adorno argues that.
Harmony” independent (but derived) from the idioms of jazz and music of the common practice period (cpp) without even doing any serious analysis, it is clear to the trained musician that modern pop is known to be almost exclusively diatonic the harmonic areas covered in much of pop are somewhere between strictly. Popular music analysis and musicology: bridging the gap author(s): richard middleton source: popular music, vol 12, no 2 (may, 1993), pp 177-190 published by: cambridge university press stable url: http://wwwjstororg/ stable/931297 accessed: 25/01/2009 16:56 your use of the jstor archive indicates your. The popular music interest group of the society for music theory (smt) maintains a webpage about popular music analysis unlocking the groove: rhythm, meter, and musical design in electronic dance music by mark j butler call number: mt146 b986 u5 a very detailed and comprehensive.
However, the few moments in which he does reflect on popular music are highly revealing in this article i provide a comprehensive overview and a critical analysis of said's public statements on popular music, and argue that these strongly create dissonance with his interventions in postcolonial theory and. The essays have been written with a view to helping graduate students with research methodology and the application of relevant theoretical models the team of contributors is an exceptionally strong one: it contains many of the pre- eminent academic figures involved in popular musicological research, and there is a. The ashgate research companion to popular musicology 1 popular music – history and criticism 2 musicology i scott, derek b 7816'4 library of congress cataloging-in-publication data the ashgate research companion to popular musicology / [edited by] derek b scott p cm includes bibliographical references and.