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Absetzen

Clive Brown.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 152 words.

(Ger.).

As a musical term, absetzen has two meanings: (1) to separate one note from another, as is usual in staccato performance and (2) to transcribe vocal music into tablature...

Absolute Music: The History of an Idea. By Mark Evan Bonds. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014, xvi + 375 pp

Thomas Grey.

in Music Theory Spectrum

June 2016; p ublished online May 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musicology and Music History. 5098 words.

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Accentus

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; High Renaissance Music (1500-1600). 59 words.

(Lat.).

A term used in the 16th century (e.g. Ornithoparchus, Musicae activae micrologus, 1517) for the simple forms of plainchant based on recitation tones as used in the...

Accessing the Opportunity, Permission, and Authority to Become Creative

Juniper Hill.

in Becoming Creative

November 2018; p ublished online April 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ethnomusicology; Music Theory and Analysis. 22974 words.

This chapter examines how and why individuals are granted or denied access to opportunities, permission, and authority to develop and to work as creative music makers. Musicians’ access to...

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Accompagnato

Jack Westrup and David Fallows.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 150 words.

(It.: ‘accompanied’; past participle of accompagnare).

A short term for recitativo accompagnato, i.e. Recitative accompanied by the orchestra with expressive motifs, equivalent...

Accompaniment

David Fuller.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques. 1225 words.

(Ger. Begleitung).

In the most general sense, the subordinate parts of any musical texture made up of strands of differing importance. A folksinger's listeners clap their hands...

Accord

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory; Performance Practice and Studies. 10 words.

Accord

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Acoustics Theory; Performance Practice and Studies. 3 words.

Acousmatic Fabrications

Brian Kane.

in Sound Unseen

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 6762 words.

The career of the guitarist Les Paul provides a case study for the theory of acousmatic sound developed in chapters 4 and 5. Paul, like a magician, played with listeners of his radio...

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Acousmatic Phantasmagoria and the Problem of Technê

Brian Kane.

in Sound Unseen

July 2014; p ublished online June 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis. 10720 words.

When creating acousmatic sound, techniques are often employed to occlude the source or cause of the sound. Following Marx, the occultation of the means of production is called...

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