+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Popular Music Genres : An Introduction - Stuart Borthwick

Popular Music Genres

An Introduction

Paperback

Published: 1st October 2004
Ships: 7 to 10 business days
7 to 10 business days
$68.40

An accessible introduction to the study of popular music, this book takes a schematic approach to a range of popular music genres, and examines them in terms of their antecedents, histories, visual aesthetics and socio-political contexts. At the centre of each chapter is a textual analysis of key examples of the genres concerned: soul, psychedelia, progressive rock, reggae, funk, heavy metal, punk rock, rap, synthpop, indie, jungle. Within this interdisciplinary and genre-based focus, readers will gain insights into the relationships between popular music, cultural history, economics, politics, iconography, production techniques, technology, marketing, and musical structure. Features *Introduces key terms and concepts in the study of popular music *Includes recommended further readings and audio texts at the end of each chapter *Provides a glossary of key theoretical terms for reference.

Popular Music Genres offers a different introduction to the study of popular music. Key to the book is the notion of genre! It is a welcome addition to teachers of popular music who have problems getting their undergraduate students, who would rightly or wrongly much rather learn about 'popular music itself', interested in the compliated and sometimes obscure theories of cultural studies and popular music research. -- Sanna Rojola, University of Jyvaskyla, Finland Popular Music Genres offers a different introduction to the study of popular music. Key to the book is the notion of genre! It is a welcome addition to teachers of popular music who have problems getting their undergraduate students, who would rightly or wrongly much rather learn about 'popular music itself', interested in the compliated and sometimes obscure theories of cultural studies and popular music research.

Introduction; 1. Soul: from gospel to groove; 2. Funk: the breakbeat starts here; 3. Psychedelia: in my mind's eye; 4. Progressive rock: breaking the blues' lineage; 5. Punk rock: artifice or authenticity; 6. Reggae: the aesthetic logic of a diasporan culture; 7. Synthpop: into the digital age; 8. Heavy metal: noise for the boys?; 9. Rap: the word, rhythm, and rhyme; 10. Indie: the politics of production and distribution; 11. Jungle: breakbeat's revenge; Glossary; Bibliography.

ISBN: 9780748617456
ISBN-10: 0748617450
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.39