1st Edition

Popular Music
A Teacher's Guide





ISBN 9781138655331
Published October 31, 2017 by Routledge
134 Pages

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Book Description

The approach of this book, first published in 1982, is multi-disciplinary. Popular music, it is argued, is not only a musical but also a social phenomenon; the criteria needed to assess it are different from those used in the appreciation of ‘classical’ music. The first section of this guide is devoted to setting out just what those criteria should be. A second section puts forward bases for course construction that are detailed and flexible. A final section provides a list of further resources.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Why this Series?  Part 2. Guidance for Teachers and Classroom Projects  1. Introduction  2. Alternative Criteria: Meaning and Implications  3. Rhythm in Afro-American Music  4. Singing  5. Melody, Harmony, Counterpoint and Form  6. Orchestration, Tone and Timbre  7. Popular Song Lyrics  8. Youth Culture  9. Black Studies  10. References  Part 3. Further Resources  11. Folksong and Music Hall Edward Lee  12. Jazz and Blues Graham Vulliamy  13. Tin Pan Alley John Shepherd  14. Rock ‘n’ Roll Dave Rogers  15. Soul and Motown Simon Frith  16. Reggae and Caribbean Music Dick Hebdige  17. Contemporary Folk Song Brian Carroll  18. Rock Music Dave Rogers

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