Song means : Analysing and interpreting recorded popular song by Allan Moore

Howlett, Mike (2012) Song means : Analysing and interpreting recorded popular song by Allan Moore. Journal on the Art of Record Production, online-online.

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Abstract

“Who are you? How do you define yourself, your identity?” With these words Allan Moore opens his exhaustive new work proposing a more comprehensive approach to the musicological analysis of popular song. The last three decades have seen a huge expansion of the anthology of the sociological and cultural meanings of pop, but Moore’s book is not another exploration of this field, although some of these ideas are incorporated in this work. Rather, he addresses the limitations of conventional musicology when dealing particularly with songs: “I address popular song rather than popular music. The defining feature of popular song lies in the interaction of everyday words and music… it is how they interact that produces significance in the experience of song”.

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ID Code: 56744
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Musicology, Popular music, Music analysis, Recording
ISSN: 1754-9892 (online)
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Composition (190406)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Music Performance (190407)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > Music & Sound
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Art of Record Production
Deposited On: 31 Jan 2013 01:38
Last Modified: 18 May 2013 19:55

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