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Essential Pop Hits

By Sharon Aaronson,Melody Bober,Dan Coates,Carol Matz
  • ISBN Code: : 9781457432460
  • Publisher : Alfred Music
  • Pages : 44
  • Category : Music
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Essential Pop Hits contains the best popular music from a variety of genres. Each selection is a time-tested favorite among piano students and teachers, and each arrangement has been carefully graded, edited and fingered for use in lessons. This collection is a valuable resource for those looking to supplement their piano instruction with some of the world's most famous popular songs. Titles: * As Time Goes By * Gonna Fly Now * I Won't Grow Up * James Bond Theme * (Meet) The Flintstones * The Pink Panther * The Rose * Star Wars (Main Title) * Summertime * Theme from New York, New York * (We're Gonna) Rock Around the Clock * We're Off to See the Wizard * The Wind Beneath My Wings * Wipe Out. 44 pages.

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In Terminated for Reasons of Taste, veteran rock critic Chuck Eddy writes that "rock'n'roll history is written by the winners. Which stinks, because the losers have always played a big role in keeping rock interesting." Rock's losers share top billing with its winners in this new collection of Eddy's writing. In pieces culled from outlets as varied as the Village Voice, Creem magazine, the streaming site Rhapsody, music message boards, and his high school newspaper, Eddy covers everything from the Beastie Boys to 1920s country music, Taylor Swift to German new wave, Bruce Springsteen to occult metal. With an encyclopedic knowledge, unabashed irreverence, and a captivating style, Eddy rips up popular music histories and stitches them back together using his appreciation of the lost, ignored, and maligned. In so doing, he shows how pop music is bigger, and more multidimensional and compelling than most people can imagine.

Globalization, Music and Cultures of Distinction

By Simone Varriale
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137564504
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 839
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Book Short Summary:

This book is the first comprehensive account of how Anglo-American popular music transformed Italian cultural life. Drawing on neglected archival materials, the author explores the rise of new musical tastes and social divisions in late twentieth century Italy. The book reconstructs the emergence of pop music magazines in Italy and offers the first in-depth investigation of the role of critics in global music cultures. It explores how class, gender, race and geographical location shaped the production and consumption of music magazines, as well as critics’ struggle over notions of expertise, cultural value and cosmopolitanism. Globalization, Music and Cultures of Distinction provides an innovative framework for studying how globalization transforms cultural institutions and aesthetic hierarchies, thus breaking new ground for sociological and historical research. It will be essential reading for scholars and students interested in cultural sociology, popular music, globalization, media and cultural studies, social theory and contemporary Italy.

Major Labels

By Kelefa Sanneh
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 0525559604
  • Total of Pages : 497
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 677
  • Pdf File: major-labels.pdf

Book Short Summary:

One of Oprah Daily's 20 Favorite Books of 2021 • Selected as one of Pitchfork's Best Music Books of the Year “One of the best books of its kind in decades.” —The Wall Street Journal An epic achievement and a huge delight, the entire history of popular music over the past fifty years refracted through the big genres that have defined and dominated it: rock, R&B, country, punk, hip-hop, dance music, and pop Kelefa Sanneh, one of the essential voices of our time on music and culture, has made a deep study of how popular music unites and divides us, charting the way genres become communities. In Major Labels, Sanneh distills a career’s worth of knowledge about music and musicians into a brilliant and omnivorous reckoning with popular music—as an art form (actually, a bunch of art forms), as a cultural and economic force, and as a tool that we use to build our identities. He explains the history of slow jams, the genius of Shania Twain, and why rappers are always getting in trouble. Sanneh shows how these genres have been defined by the tension between mainstream and outsider, between authenticity and phoniness, between good and bad, right and wrong. Throughout, race is a powerful touchstone: just as there have always been Black audiences and white audiences, with more or less overlap depending on the moment, there has been Black music and white music, constantly mixing and separating. Sanneh debunks cherished myths, reappraises beloved heroes, and upends familiar ideas of musical greatness, arguing that sometimes, the best popular music isn’t transcendent. Songs express our grudges as well as our hopes, and they are motivated by greed as well as idealism; music is a powerful tool for human connection, but also for human antagonism. This is a book about the music everyone loves, the music everyone hates, and the decades-long argument over which is which. The opposite of a modest proposal, Major Labels pays in full.

Trouble Boys

By Bob Mehr
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  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Book Code : 0306822032
  • Total of Pages : 520
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 191
  • Pdf File: trouble-boys.pdf

Book Short Summary:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Based on a decade of research and reporting--as well as access to the Replacements' key principals, Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson--author Bob Mehr has fashioned something far more compelling than a conventional band bio. Trouble Boys is a deeply intimate portrait, revealing the primal factors and forces that shaped one of the most brilliant and notoriously self-destructive rock 'n' roll bands of all time. Beginning with riveting revelations about the Replacements' troubled early years, Trouble Boys follows the group as they rise within the early '80s American underground. It uncovers the darker truths behind the band's legendary drinking, showing how their addictions first came to define them, and then nearly destroyed them. A roaring road adventure, a heartrending family drama, and a cautionary showbiz tale, Trouble Boys has deservedly been hailed as an instant classic of rock lit.

Love for Sale

By David Hajdu
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Book Code : 0374710503
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 292
  • Pdf File: love-for-sale.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A personal, idiosyncratic history of popular music that also may well be definitive, from the revered music critic From the age of song sheets in the late nineteenth-century to the contemporary era of digital streaming, pop music has been our most influential laboratory for social and aesthetic experimentation, changing the world three minutes at a time. In Love for Sale, David Hajdu—one of the most respected critics and music historians of our time—draws on a lifetime of listening, playing, and writing about music to show how pop has done much more than peddle fantasies of love and sex to teenagers. From vaudeville singer Eva Tanguay, the “I Don’t Care Girl” who upended Victorian conceptions of feminine propriety to become one of the biggest stars of her day to the scandal of Blondie playing disco at CBGB, Hajdu presents an incisive and idiosyncratic history of a form that has repeatedly upset social and cultural expectations. Exhaustively researched and rich with fresh insights, Love for Sale is unbound by the usual tropes of pop music history. Hajdu, for instance, gives a star turn to Bessie Smith and the “blues queens” of the 1920s, who brought wildly transgressive sexuality to American audience decades before rock and roll. And there is Jimmie Rodgers, a former blackface minstrel performer, who created country music from the songs of rural white and blacks . . . entwined with the sound of the Swiss yodel. And then there are today’s practitioners of Electronic Dance Music, who Hajdu celebrates for carrying the pop revolution to heretofore unimaginable frontiers. At every turn, Hajdu surprises and challenges readers to think about our most familiar art in unexpected ways. Masterly and impassioned, authoritative and at times deeply personal, Love for Sale is a book of critical history informed by its writer's own unique history as a besotted fan and lifelong student of pop.

Essential Guide to Songwriting, Producing & Recording

By Darryl Swann
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  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Book Code : 1495053075
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 550
  • Pdf File: essential-guide-to-songwriting-producing-recording.pdf

Book Short Summary:

(Musicians Institute Press). Essential Songwriting, Producing & Recording brings to those of all ages a simple, easy to understand approach to learning songwriting, producing and recording. Written by an acclaimed instructor at several major music schools, this book puts incredibly sophisticated knowledge into plain, everyday language with stories, metaphors, photos, illustrations, and examples that are sure to educate as well as entertain.

Anonymity Performance in Electronic Pop Music

By Stefanie Kiwi Menrath
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  • Publisher : transcript Verlag
  • Book Code : 3839442567
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 910
  • Pdf File: anonymity-performance-in-electronic-pop-music.pdf

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Anonymity practices in electronic music culture have long been the object of journalistic and academic discourse. Yet anonymity itself is ephemeral and ontologically precarious. How can scholars research anonymous entities without impairing their anonymity, and what can they learn from their precarity? This study describes two projects of anonymity performance as forms of critical practice (Judith Butler/Michel Foucault) involving performative play with anonymity through the use of fake identities or collaborative persona imaginations. Adopting a reflexive and performative writing style, this performance ethnography calls for a radical performative turn and an ontological reflexivity in the cultural studies of music.

Essential Worship

By Greg Scheer
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1493405446
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 472
  • Pdf File: essential-worship.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An Essential Guide to Understanding and Leading Worship Worship leaders are adrift in a sea of worship resources, but, incredibly, no single book provides a simple introduction to worship and worship leading. Essential Worship is a concise, easy-to-read primer on the basics of worship theology and practice. Each concept is introduced clearly and concisely. Diagrams, charts, and bulleted lists make the information easy to digest. And preparation and reflection questions help readers apply the material to their own church context. Whether one is a beginner or an experienced worship leader, readers from all traditions will find in this resource a solid foundation for future success. It is particularly well-suited for the first-time worship or praise band leader, as well as for pastors who want to be more intentional about the music in their services.

The Pop Music Idol and the Spirit of Charisma

By T. Cvetkovski
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137494468
  • Total of Pages : 225
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 136
  • Pdf File: the-pop-music-idol-and-the-spirit-of-charisma.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book makes a case for the synergetic union between reality TV and the music industry. It delves into technological change in popular music, and the role of music reality TV and social media in the pop production process. It challenges the current scholarship which does not adequately distinguish the economic significance of these developments.