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“An achievement that reflects its native soil”

Hannah Lewis.

in French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 11677 words.

The third chapter focuses on several French-language musical films, known as opérettes filmées (filmed operettas), that were produced by American and German companies and intended for...

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Analyses

David Temperley.

in The Musical Language of Rock

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 11171 words.

This chapter tries to show how analysis—in-depth exploration of a song in all of its aspects—can be informed and enriched by the theoretical framework presented in previous chapters,...

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Analyzing Chromaticism in Film

Frank Lehman.

in Hollywood Harmony

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 14394 words.

This chapter provides a set of small analytical case studies meant to illustrate important methodological and interpretive issues that arise in the study of chromatic film music. Five...

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Analyzing Radiohead

Brad Osborn.

in Everything in its Right Place

January 2017; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 6165 words.

Chapter 1 leverages theories of musical perception and semiotics to argue that Radiohead’s music from 1997 onward warrants detailed analysis of musical structure more so than any other...

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Blues progression

Barry Kernfeld and Allan F. Moore.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Popular Music. 804 words.

The underlying harmonic structure of the blues. In the broad sense, the term can refer to the harmonic basis of any piece called a Blues (an exhaustive survey of these progressions can...

Bridge

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Popular Music. 149 words.

In popular music and jazz a term applied to a passage in which a formal transition is made. In popular music it is used of the penultimate section in the refrain of a popular song,...

Changes

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Popular Music. 19 words.

Chart

Dave Laing.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Musical Structures, Styles, and Techniques; Popular Music. 461 words.

A list of songs or records graded in terms of popularity, generally measured in terms of record sales, radio airplay or both. The charts, also known as the hit parade, are regarded as...

Concluding Remarks

Julia Simon.

in Time in the Blues

July 2017; p ublished online August 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 3745 words.

The conclusion provides a summary of the central arguments of the book concerning time in the blues and, specifically, the temporal fields explored in the analysis. A defense of the archive...

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Conclusion

Hannah Lewis.

in French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Popular Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 1679 words.

The conclusion summarizes the book’s main points and themes, particularly the range of diverse responses to the arrival of synchronized sound film in France, and music’s significant role...

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