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Journal of Music Theory (2017) 61 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Trevor de Clercq In this article I present empirical work that investigates what, if any, harmonic characteristics are found to typically associate with standard form categories in rock music. Specifically, I use statistical analysis to compare and contrast the harmonic traits of verse, chorus...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (1): 1–34.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Brett Clement This article establishes an expanded theory of tonicization for harmonic progressions in rock music. While previous discussions of tonicization have largely focused on the role of the V chord, this theory allows for a much larger number of tonicizing chords, which may articulate...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (1): 199–206.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Margaret Thomas metho@conncoll.edu Drew Nobile . Form as Harmony in Rock Music . Oxford University Press , 2020 : 292 pp. ( $110.00 hardcover). Copyright © 2023 by Yale University 2023 DREW NOBILE'S FORM as Harmony in Rock Music constitutes an important addition...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 149–180.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Drew Nobile In this article, I advocate for a syntactical definition of harmonic function in rock music such that function is acquired not by a chord's scale-degree content but by its role in the context of a song's form. In rock songs, the syntactical role of dominant, for example, is often played...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (2): 375–386.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Nicole Biamonte David Temperley . The Musical Language of Rock . Oxford University Press , 2018 : xiii + 292 pp. ( $115.00 cloth, $34.95 paper). Copyright © 2021 by Yale University 2021 DAVID TEMPERLEY'S The Musical Language of Rock is a welcome and useful resource...
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Journal of Music Theory (2000) 44 (2): 495–498.
Published: 01 October 2000
...Kevin Holm-Hudson Understanding Rock: Essays in Musical Analysis Edited by John Covach and Graeme M. Boone New York: Oxford University Press, 1997 xiii, 219 pp. 2000 © Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 2000 Understanding Rock: Essays in Musical Analysis Edited by John...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 261–267.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Nathaniel Adam 261 Journal of Music Theory 63:2, October 2019 DOI 10.1215/00222909-7795200 © 2019 by Yale University Christopher Doll Hearing Harmony: Toward a Tonal Theory for the Rock Era University of Michigan Press, 2017: x + 320 pp. ($90.00 cloth, $39.95 paper) Nathaniel Adam Building theory...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (1): 1–39.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of Transformation .” Music Theory Spectrum 37 / 1 : 98 – 119 . Capuzzo Guy . 2004 . “ Neo-Riemannian Theory and the Analysis of Pop-Rock Music .” Music Theory Spectrum 26 / 2 : 177 – 99 . Capuzzo Guy . 2006 . “ Pat Martino’s The Nature of the Guitar: An Intersection of Jazz Theory...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (2): 333–338.
Published: 01 October 2023
... for most as a historical echo of more contemporary Anglophone popular music. Stoia frames the book with more modern examples (e.g., Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan) that lead readers into this earlier repertoire and back out again. Those familiar with music theory scholarship addressing pop and rock...
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Journal of Music Theory (2023) 67 (2): 285–331.
Published: 01 October 2023
... concerned with artists whose music laid the groundwork for rock and roll and who were among its earliest exponents. These include musicians who had a smaller, mostly Black audience, like Dixon, Brown, Thornton, and Howlin' Wolf—whom many would undoubtedly categorize as rhythm and blues artists—and others...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 297–308.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Buccheri, John. 1990. Musicianship at Northwestern. Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy 4, no. 2: 125 45. Catchbox. 2013. Catchbox the Engagement Microphone. YouTube, December 10. youtu .be/apjN3xThfY8. Doll, Christopher. 2017. Hearing Harmony: Toward a Tonal Theory for the Rock Era. Ann Arbor: University...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (1): 135–145.
Published: 01 April 2022
... operator. Works Cited Biamonte Nicole . 2010 . “ Triadic Modal and Pentatonic Patterns in Rock Music .” Music Theory Spectrum 32 , no. 2 : 95 – 110 . Boltz Marilyn . 1989 . “ Time Judgments of Musical Endings: Effects of Expectancies on the ‘Filled Interval Effect...
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Journal of Music Theory (2022) 66 (2): 291–302.
Published: 01 October 2022
...: An Introduction to Poetry and Song . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press . Biamonte Nicole . 2017 . “ Pop/Rock Tonalities .” In Wörner, Scheideler, and Rupprecht 2017 : 89 – 101 . Boss Jack . 2019 . Schoenberg's Atonal Music: Musical Idea, Basic Image, and Specters of Tonal Function...
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Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (1): 161–166.
Published: 01 April 2011
... on the theory of rock music, most notably in his positing of six distinct tonal systems needed to account for the harmonic practices of that multiheaded hybrid. In this book his aim is, in one sense, far more modest, for his subject matter is recorded popular music from the short period 1955–70. I was led...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 231–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
...) in the Americas. I understand this category to include many Brazilian musics, such as samba and choro, as well as various tonal jazz (American, Latin, Brazilian, Afro), ragtime, blues, rock, funk, Cuban, and Caribbean popular musics.2 ADPM combines musical logics inherited from Western and African traditions.3...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (2): 185–237.
Published: 01 October 2021
... by the performer—I regard the listener as a node situated in a network that encompasses patterns of sound as well as the bodies and minds of other listeners. Like Attas, the metrical phenomenon I focus on here is the backbeat, a ubiquitous pattern in pop and rock music characterized by emphasis on beats 2...
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Journal of Music Theory (2013) 57 (1): 1–45.
Published: 01 April 2013
... of musical activity apart from other metagenres (such as jazz, rock, folk, country, dance music, etc9 That the categories listed in Figure 1 are seldom referred to as genres, more typically labeled as “tendencies,” “movements,” schools, or “aesthetics,” does little...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 281–294.
Published: 01 October 2016
... . Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning . New York : Oxford University Press . Doll Christopher . Forthcoming . Hearing Harmony: Towards a Tonal Theory for the Rock Era . Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press . Eco Umberto . 1990...
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Journal of Music Theory (2021) 65 (1): 39–80.
Published: 01 April 2021
... dissonance to formal function in rock music, specifically “as a truncated link at the end of a formal section that provides momentum toward the end of a phrase,” hypermetric disruptions in salsa music seem to occur frequently in the cierres between formal sections. 20 Several important sonic events...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 295–305.
Published: 01 October 2016
... . 2015 . “Music, Empathy and Cultural Understanding.” Physics of Life Reviews 15 : 61 – 88 . Cone Edward T. 1974 . The Composer's Voice . Berkeley : University of California Press . Covach John . 2015 . “Rock Me, Maestro.” Chronicle of Higher Education , February 2...