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"These essays bring together a remarkable range of tools and perspectives to such diverse topics and contexts as the behind-the-scenes collaborations of composers, performers, arrangers, producers and engineers; pop culture; narratology; and race, politics and gender. The reader continuously benefits from a complementary lineup of sensitive ears that discover novelty in the familiar, exposing the heart of many rock and pop classics through imaginative and authoritative prose." ---Walter Everett
The authors analyse and interpret songs intensively from a variety of theoretical positions that illuminate the song. Thus, methods and theories have to prove their use value in the face of a heterogeneous, contemporary repertoire.
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 investigation of rhythm in electronic dance music
Expression in Pop-Rock Music: A Collection of Critical and Analytical Essays by Walter Everett, ed.
Call Number: ML3534 E96 2008
Why analyze pop music?
Melody, harmony, rhythm and song structure reflect music's cultural roots, shed light on the creative process, and reveal music's relationship to technology and commerce.
Analyzing Popular Music by Allan F. Moore, ed.
Call Number: MT146 A532 (also available online through Orbis)
Contains essays on textual and musical analysis.
Reading pop: Approaches to textual analysis in pop music by Richard Middleton, ed.