Popular Music Genres: An Introduction

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Edinburgh University Press, 2004 - 246 pages
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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.

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Stuart Borthwick is a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. Ron Moy is a lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. For the past ten years, he has devoted himself to the delivery of a range of undergraduate courses, and now runs a degree programme in Popular Music Studies.

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