Instructional resource with immense personal, practical, social, philosophical, educational, and cultural relevance for today's studio music teachers. Its humanistic and holistic approach invites teachers to consider not only who they are and what music means to them, but also what they have yet to imagine about themselves, about music, their students, and life.
Discusses how the rise of widely available digital technology impacts the way music is produced, distributed, promoted, and consumed, with a specific focus on the changing relationship between artists and audiences.
Explores how new modes of computation may provide exciting new directions for future developments in the music industry, guiding the reader through the latest research in this emerging interdisciplinary field.
Looks at the role of popular music in constructing the myth of the First World War. Since the late 1950s over 1,500 popular songs from more than forty countries have been recorded that draw inspiration from that conflict.
The Beatles are probably the most photographed band in history and are the subject of numerous biographical studies, but a surprising dearth of academic scholarship addresses the Fab Four. This book offers original, previously unpublished essays that explore 'new' aspects of the Beatles.
Outlines career models for artists, methods of creative engagement, artistic options including individuality and branding, production practices, the realities of being a musician in the new industries, and implications for popular music education.
New Orleans' contributions to popular music around the world has been unrivaled; performing this music authentically requires collective improvisation, taking performers on sonorous sojourns in unanticipated, 'magical' moments.
Explores the ways in which music scenes are not merely physical spaces for the practice of collective musical life but are also inscribed with (and enacted through) the articulation of cultural memory and emotional geography.
Presents the first in-depth study of the Eurovision Song Contest from an Australian perspective. Using a cultural studies approach, the study draws together fan interviews and surveys with media and textual analysis of the contest itself.
Argues that popular music since rock-'n'-roll is a unified form of music which has positive value. That value is that popular music affirms the importance of materiality and the body, challenging the long-standing Western elevation of the intellect above all things corporeal.
This book, the first English-language translation of Acoustique des instruments de musique (2nd ed.) presents the necessary foundations for understanding the complex physical phenomena involved in musical instruments.
Covers acoustics for sound production and analysis, Fourier, frequency modulation, wavelets, and physical modeling and a classification of musical instruments and sound spaces for tuning and counterpoint.