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Interpreting Popular Music

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David Brackett demonstrates that there is no one way of interpreting popular music but that different types of popular music use different types of rhetoric, refer to different arguments about musical complexity and familiarity, and draw upon different senses of history and tradition. He crosses the disciplines of cultural studies and music theory to consider how listeners evaluate popular songs and how they come to attribute a rich variety of meanings to them. Issues such as authorship, reception, musical codes, and ...

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0521473373

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9780521473378

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Interpreting Popular Music
2000, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520225411

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Interpreting Popular Music
1995, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521473378

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