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Rock: The Primary Text: Developing a Musicology of Rock

Rock: The Primary Text: Developing a Musicology of Rock (Paperback, 3rd New edition)

By Moore, Allan F.
By Martin, Remy

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This thoroughly revised third edition of Allan Moore's ground-breaking book incorporates new material on rock music theory, style change and the hermeneutic method developed in Moore's Song Means (2012). An even larger array of musicians is now discussed, bringing the book right ... read full description below.

ISBN 9781472462404
Barcode 9781472462404
Published 12 October 2018 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback, 3rd New edition
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Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9781472462404
ISBN-10 1472462408
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Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 12 October 2018
International Publication Date 21 September 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, 3rd New edition
Edition 3rd New edition
Author(s) By Moore, Allan F.
By Martin, Remy
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Not specified
Number of Pages 322
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Weight 544g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Rock music - History and criticism
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education;General/trade
Dewey Code 781.66
Catalogue Code Not specified

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Description of this Book

This thoroughly revised third edition of Allan Moore's ground-breaking book incorporates new material on rock music theory, style change and the hermeneutic method developed in Moore's Song Means (2012). An even larger array of musicians is now discussed, bringing the book right into the 21st century. Rock's 'primary text' - its sounds - is the focus of attention here. Allan Moore argues for the development of a musicology particular to rock within the context of the background to the genres, the beat and rhythm and blues styles of the early 1960s, 'progressive' rock and subsequent styles. He also explores the fundamental issue of rock as a medium for self-expression, and the relationship of this to changing musical styles. Rock: The Primary Text remains innovative in its exploration of an aesthetics of rock.

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Author's Bio

Allan F. Moore is Professor Emeritus in Music at Surrey University and holds various Visiting Professorships. He is best known for work on the analysis and hermeneutics of popular music, particularly in major monographs (Rock: The Primary Text; Song Means), 70 academic papers and 70 (mainly BBC) broadcasts, and also in overseeing various edited collections (Bloomsbury's forthcoming Handbook of Rock Music Research, Ashgate's Critical Readings in Popular Musicology and The Library of Essays in Popular Music). Long-time editor of Popular Music, co-founder of Twentieth-Century Music, he is on various other advisory boards, and edits Routledge's newly commissioned series Music's Interdisciplines. Remy Martin is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds College of Music, where he lectures on a wide range of topics and music styles from analytic, cultural and philosophical perspectives. A graduate of the University of Surrey, Remy previously led popular music analysis and hermeneutics modules there. In his research Remy examines popular music listening experience, drawing from musicology, phenomenologically-oriented theories of embodiment, social theory, ecological psychology and ethics. After gaining early experience in punk and alternative rock bands, Remy went on to specialise in performance and has gigged as a rock, pop, folk and country guitarist.

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