1st Edition

Lost in Music
Culture, Style and the Musical Event

ISBN 9781138652736
Published November 11, 2017 by Routledge
268 Pages

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Book Description

This collection of essays, first published in 1987, provides a sociological treatment of many musical forms – rock, jazz, classical – with special emphasis on the perspective of the practising musician. Among the topics covered are the legal structures governing musical production and the question of copyright; recording and production technology; the social character of musical style; and the impact of lyrical content, considered socially and historically.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Avron Levine White  Part 1. The Social Character of Music  2. Performance as Ritual: Sketch for an Enquiry into the True Nature of a Symphony Concert Christopher Small  3. The Social Interpretation of Modern Jazz Alan Lewis  4. Towards a Sociology of Musical Styles John Shepherd  Part 2. Words and Music  5. Why Do Songs Have Words? Simon Frith  6. The Price You Pay: An Introduction to the Life and Songs of Laurence Price Dave Harker  Part 3. Convention and Constraint in Working Life  7. Popular Music and the Law: Who Owns the Song? Avron Levine White  8. A Professional Jazz Group Avron Levine White  9. Convention and Constraint Among British Semi-Professional Jazz Musicians Harry Christian  Part 4. Recording Music  10. Technology in the Art of Recording Stephen Struthers  11. Coda: Making Sense of the Musical World John Blacking

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