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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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Emotion and Tension

David Temperley.

in The Musical Language of Rock

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 5170 words.

Following much other research on musical emotion, this chapter assumes a two-dimensional representation, with one dimension representing valence (positive/negative) and the other...

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Everything in its Right Place

Brad Osborn.

January 2017; p ublished online November 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 248 pages.

Analyzing Radiohead advances the claim that, more than any rock artist since The Beatles, Radiohead’s music between 1997 and 2011 inhabits the sweet spot between two extremes:...

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Expression and Transformation

Frank Lehman.

in Hollywood Harmony

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 14974 words.

This chapter introduces the two core theoretical concepts of this study: expressivity and transformation. These two topics are broached through an initial examination of two highly...

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Fill

Robert Witmer.

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. 136 words.

[fill-in]

A short, usually rhythmic figure played in jazz and popular music at points of melodic inactivity or stasis (between phrases, choruses or solos, or during a...

Form

Brad Osborn.

in Everything in its Right Place

January 2017; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 13327 words.

Chapter 2 investigates song forms in Radiohead’s music that diverge from the expected strophic and verse/chorus designs. Many of their songs begin like one of these archetypes but replace...

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Form

David Temperley.

in The Musical Language of Rock

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 13027 words.

Most rock songs fall into one of three formal types: simple verse (with a short, repeating verse-refrain section), AABA (with a verse-refrain and a contrasting bridge), and verse-chorus...

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French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema

Hannah Lewis.

November 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Popular Music; Music Theory and Analysis. 264 pages.

French Musical Culture and the Coming of Sound Cinema examines film music practices in France during a period of widespread artistic and creative experimentation: the...

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Harmonious Interactions

Frank Lehman.

in Hollywood Harmony

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 14283 words.

This chapter draws together theoretical and methodological threads from the rest of the book while proposing a broader analytical model, in which various tonal styles—not only...

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Harmony

David Temperley.

in The Musical Language of Rock

February 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 8765 words.

An exploration of the harmonic language of rock is presented, relying heavily on corpus data. Chords in rock are overwhelmingly root-position major and minor triads. The commonly-used...

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Harmony and Voice Leading

Brad Osborn.

in Everything in its Right Place

January 2017; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Music Theory and Analysis; Popular Music. 15051 words.

Chapter 5 analyzes the harmony and voice leading used throughout Radiohead’s catalog. Radiohead, like The Beatles as well as most modern rock artists, often uses the same harmony and voice...

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