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  Popular Music - MSN Encarta
Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media
The most popular songs in America during the late 18th century, as judged by reported sales of printed music, were written by professional English composers for performance in London parks (known as pleasure gardens) or for performance in English ballad and comic opera.
Soul music, the successor to rhythm-and-blues music, covered a wide range of styles, including the gospel-based performances of Aretha Franklin, the deep funk and virtuosic stage techniques of James Brown, and the soulful crooning of Marvin Gaye.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761551614/Popular_Music.html   (1603 words)

  
 On popular music: I. The musical material
Serious music, for comparative purposes, may be thus characterized: Every detail derives its musical sense from the concrete totality of the piece which, in turn, consists of the life relationship of the details and never of a mere enforcement of a musical scheme.
Listening to popular music is manipulated not only by its promoters but, as it were by the inherent nature of this music itself, into a system of response mechanisms wholly antagonistic to the ideal of individuality in a free, liberal society.
Popular music, however, is composed in such a way that the process of translation of the unique into the norm is already planned and, to a certain extent, achieved within the composition itself.
www.icce.rug.nl /~soundscapes/DATABASES/SWA/On_popular_music_1.shtml   (3772 words)

  
 NMIT - Bachelor of Australian Popular Music
Contemporary Popular Music 1 is the first in a sequence of six subjects that aim to develop knowledge of contemporary popular music styles, instrumental technique, creativity and a musical repertoire applied in performance.
Contemporary Popular Music 2 is the second in a sequence of six subjects that aim to develop the technical and creative skills in music performance.
The purpose of Music for the Moving Image (Composition and Analysis) is to analyse the use of music in film and the relationship between music and the moving image.
www.nmit.vic.edu.au /faculties/arts/highered/bachelor_music_a.html   (5268 words)

  
 Deleuze and Pop Music
To the ear, this distinction is actually quite sharp: music decodes, which means it tends toward the eradication of all codes, and the refrain recodes, or overcodes, which does not mean it restores order, as though music were chaos, but rather means it attempts to constrain variation by regulating it.
The simplicity of popular music is not a sign of the deformation of culture, nor the symptom of a deterioration of cultural ear, but evidence that its function is not thinkable in purely aesthetic terms.
Popular music is not really about 'being heard', but rather about 'being heard again'; and 'being heard again and again and again' is what really popular music is really about.
www.australianhumanitiesreview.org /archive/Issue-August-1997/buchanan.html   (2675 words)

  
 Griffith University | Bachelor of Popular Music - Gold Coast
Education and training in popular music at tertiary level is a very recent phenomenon and the establishment of a degree in popular music at the Queensland Conservatorium is unique in both its content focus and its teaching and learning environment.
The emphasis is on the musical innovation and creativity necessary for success in a wide range of popular music industry vocations.
This sequence of popular music history and analysis courses is important to developing your creative practice.
www17.griffith.edu.au /cis/p_cat/admission.asp?ProgCode=1196&Type=overview   (813 words)

  
 Australian music - Australia's Culture Portal
The music of a culture reflects the intonation of language, rhythms of speech, noises in the environment and different aspects of life - all of which is culturally based.
Popular music is different from rock in that it uses simple melodies, harmonies and words to create catchy songs that are easy to remember and have wide appeal.
Australian rock music, a form of popular music with country and rhythm and blues roots, emerged in the 1950s and 1960s when the style of music was growing in popularity around the world.
www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au /articles/music   (1369 words)

  
 Popular Spanish Music - Including Ella Baila Sola, Rosana, Mecano, Presuntos Implicados etc...
Rosana exploded onto the Spanish music scene in 1996 with her debut album, "Lunas Rotas." It went on to sell more copies in Spain than any other CD to date.
Their upbeat music paints all kinds of images, from the Plaza del Sol in Madrid on New Year's Eve, to a lost expedition at the South Pole.
Her latest CD is a magical collection of music with tunes that stay with you.
www.xmission.com /~dderhak/music/music.htm   (924 words)

  
 Matthew Hindson » » Popular Music Influences
Popular Music influences in the compositions of Matthew Hindson
Examples include the music of Brahms, Bartok, Dvorak and Kodaly, to name just four, each of whom were influenced by the folk music of their own or other regions, incorporating heard melodies into large-scale orchestral or chamber works.
However, it is not just the music but the gamut of popular culture which fascinates Hindson, as seen by the titles Rave-Elation and GameBoy Music, each of which have their roots in readily identifiable (at least to the contemporary Australian) symbols of modern culture, particularly the culture of youth.
www.hindson.com.au /wordpress/index.php/1998/09/18/popular-music-influences-in-the-compositions-of-matthew-hindson   (1789 words)

  
 NMIT -Australian Popular Music
Designed to prepare students for a variety of employment options in the Australian contemporary music industry, the academic degree includes music theory and music practice, music technologies and music and culture with a focus on the development of a broad knowledge of contemporary issues in the Australian music industry.
Music is a multi-million dollar industry, with about four million people attending popular music concerts in 2002.
The Bachelor of Australian Popular Music offers three years of specialised music study and is structured around four strands of learning- Music Tools and Language, Music Practice, Applying Music Technology and Music and Culture, Creativity and Music Business.
www.nmit.vic.edu.au /highered/music/default.html   (482 words)

  
 American Popular Music 1900 to 1950
The Apollo in Harlem Music in Harlem in the 1920's and 30's was and is considered the soul of fl music.
The music of the times was reflected in the popular songs sung during the First World War (1913 - 1917).
Music awards began later than our time period here (mostly) but this is a great spot to find other music of the period by genre.
kclibrary.nhmccd.edu /music-2.html   (1725 words)

  
 IASPM — International Association for the Study of Popular Music
From the use of certain music scenes or moments which have been mobilized as heritage myths and tourist packages, to issues related to the use of micro and mass media to bind musicmakers together–locally, regionally, nationally, and globally–the intersection of time and place as a highly mediated process has proven a vexed and complex phenomenon.
Characterised by extremes, it is a music movement that has a range of lifestyles attached to it, comprising of quite disparate and radically different views amongst both fans and its progenitors.
However, as music scenes and genres continue to fragment and blur, it is increasingly difficult to distinguish between a normative mainstream and a smaller number of resistant subcultures.
www.iaspm.net   (3182 words)

  
 Australian pop music - Australia's Culture Portal
Like rock music, popular, or pop music had its origins in the 1950s and 1960s.
Popular music is different to rock in that it uses simple melodies, harmonies and words to create catchy songs or ballads that are easy to remember and have wide appeal.
Australian pop music has been going strong since the 1960s, with stars such as Little Pattie, who made it big after she was spotted by talent scouts at the Bronte Surf Club in 1963.
www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au /articles/music/pop   (1479 words)

  
 Greek Rembetika Music
Rembetika music is the music of the Greek Underground.
There are late rembetika and laika musicians who became popular and traded in their hash pipes for Mercedes and began writing in a style to maintain their popularity introducing new elements and gradually muddied the waters which seperated the two forms of music.
Papayoannou was one of the most popular laika and rembetika musicians of the 40's, 50's and 60's and he might still be today had he not died in a car accident in 1972.
www.greecetravel.com /music/rembetika   (6323 words)

  
 Music
Music 1 builds on the years 7 to 10 mandatory course and caters for students who have diverse musical backgrounds and musical interests, including those with an interest in popular music.
Music 2 builds on the elective courses and focuses on the study of Western art music.
The Music Extension course builds on Music 2 and assumes a high level of music literacy, advanced performance skills, composition skills or musicology skills.
www.schools.nsw.edu.au /learning/yr11_12/arts/music/index.php   (237 words)

  
 Pop music
The Pop Music section of the British Library Sound Archive holds one of the most wide-ranging collections of popular music in the world.
We do not believe in any simple definition of what constitutes "Pop" music and our collection reflects the diversity of styles that have been popular over the years, from early 20th Century music hall to the latest rock, jazz and dance music.
All types of pop music are collected regardless of the dictates of fashion, and we include representative samples of pop music from all over the world.
www.bl.uk /collections/sound-archive/pop.html   (765 words)

  
 Cambridge Journals Online - Popular Music
Popular Music is an international multi-disciplinary journal covering all aspects of the subject - from the formation of social group identities through popular music, to the workings of the global music industry, to how particular pieces of music are put together.
The journal includes all kinds of popular music, whether rap or rai, jazz or rock, from any historical era and any geographical location.
Popular Music carries articles by scholars from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives.
journals.cambridge.org /action/displayJournal?jid=PMU   (126 words)

  
 Popular Culture -- MUSIC
All Music Guide As the name suggest, a very comprehensive guide to all forms of pop, rock and related musics.
Youth Music and Culture course from Thomas Swiss, Drake University.
Incisive study of various musical ethnic subcultures and their complex negotiations with the dominant culture and their co-resisters in a global/local struggle over meaning.
www.wsu.edu /~amerstu/pop/music.html   (1227 words)

  
 music - Most Popular eBay Items
How you like your music, and what music you like best is a matter of personal taste.
MP3s and other electronic music formats are the preferred format of many, but there are still people who listen to 8 tracks and cassettes, as well.
While LP production has dwindled to a very small percentage of music production, there is still a demand for new vinyl, as well as for old copies of albums.
popular.ebay.com.au /ns/Music/music.html   (460 words)

  
 Kickass Classical - The Most Popular Classical Music
Bachaholics know his music is more about the journey than the destination, and is known for interweaving two or more melodies into any given piece.
Mendelssohn's most popular piece, part of his contribution to William Shakespeare's play "A Midsummer Night's Dream," is the backdrop for the climactic wedding scene.
From the time he was a child, music gushed frantically from his head to the paper almost nonstop.
www.kickassclassical.com   (4166 words)

  
  JSTOR: Popular Music
Popular Music is an international multi-disciplinary journal covering all aspects of the subject from the formation of social group identities through popular music, to the workings of the global music industry, or how particular pieces of music are put together.
Relating to any kind of popular music, from the global commercial sphere to local folk or traditional music from any historical era or geographical location, the journal carries articles by scholars from a large variety of perspectives.
Recent thematic issues are on gender, sexuality and popular music, and music and television.
www.jstor.org /journals/02611430.html   (0 words)

  
  Popular music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and mostly distributed commercially.
Popular music is associated with (produced for or by) a particular social group.
In this respect, popular music differs from traditional folk music, which was created by ordinary people for their own enjoyment, and from classical music, which was originally created to serve the purposes of the Church or for the entertainment of the nobility.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Popular_music   (2382 words)

  
 Popular Music
Popular Music is an international multi-disciplinary journal covering all aspects of the subject - from the formation of social group identities through popular music, to the workings of the global music industry, to how particular pieces of music are put together.
The journal includes all kinds of popular music, whether rap or rai, jazz or rock, from any historical era and any geographical location.
Popular Music carries articles by scholars from a variety of disciplines and theoretical perspectives.
www.cambridge.org /journals/journal_catalogue.asp?mnemonic=PMU   (161 words)

  
 facts JPN-music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beside Japanese popular music which is supported by the largest number of fans, American jazz and pops, French chansons, Latin music from South America, and canzone from Italy have always attracted many enthusiasts.
Popular music numbers and songs, which have become hits in Europe and the U.S., are almost immediately introduced and played in Japan, and recordings are promptly put on sale.
Instrumental music from the West permeated the general public through performances by the military bands of the Army and the Navy, organized with the cooperation of foreign countries such as Britain, France and Germany.
asnic.utexas.edu /asnic/countries/japan/japmusic.html   (2737 words)

  
 American popular music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The first major popular form of jazz was called swing, which is characterized by a strong rhythm section, usually consisting of a double bass and drums, playing in a medium to fast tempo, and rhythmic devices like the swung note.
Country music is primarily a fusion of African American blues and spirituals with Appalachian folk music, adapted for pop audiences and popularized beginning in the 1920s.
By the end of the 1960s, two developments had completely changed popular music: the birth of a counterculture, which explicitly opposed mainstream music, often in tandem with political and social activism, and the shift from professional composers to performers who were both singers and songwriters.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_popular_music   (8657 words)

  
 Schenkerian Analysis and Popular Music
We have seen how in its applications to popular music the principles of Schenkerian theory have been considered as axioms that may or may not be used, according to their fittting in the stylistic features of the music.
In rock music, for example, the continuous repetition of a short musical structure;usually composed of versus and refrain; and the use of very short harmonic and melodic patterns, guarantees a strong, obvious unity that does not need to be emphasised by means of any hidden relationships.
Popular music has frequently been despised by Western theorists because of its "too" obvious unity and coherence, which is achieved by means of incessant repetition.
www.sibetrans.com /trans/trans5/garcia.htm   (3780 words)

  
 facts JPN-music   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Beside Japanese popular music which is supported by the largest number of fans, American jazz and pops, French chansons, Latin music from South America, and canzone from Italy have always attracted many enthusiasts.
Popular music numbers and songs, which have become hits in Europe and the U.S., are almost immediately introduced and played in Japan, and recordings are promptly put on sale.
Instrumental music from the West permeated the general public through performances by the military bands of the Army and the Navy, organized with the cooperation of foreign countries such as Britain, France and Germany.
inic.utexas.edu /asnic/countries/japan/japmusic.html   (2737 words)

  
 Popular Music Glossary — FactMonster.com
A type of music that originated in the West Indies and is characterized by humorous, improvised lyrics often on topical subjects.
Music that originates among the common people of a nation or region and is spread about or passed down orally.
Popular music of Jamaican origin having elements of Calypso, soul and rock and characterized by a strongly accentuated offbeat.
www.factmonster.com /ipka/A0776052.html   (864 words)

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