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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 (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 (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, and...
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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
... Pentatonic Patterns in Rock MusicMusic Theory Spectrum 32 , no. 2 : 95 – 110 . Doll Christopher . 2007 . “ Listening to Rock Harmony .” PhD diss. , Columbia University . Doll Christopher . 2009 . “ Transformation in Rock Harmony: An Explanatory Strategy .” Gamut: Online...
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Journal of Music Theory (2011) 55 (1): 161–166.
Published: 01 April 2011
... : The Foundations of Rock: From “Blue Suede Shoes” to “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes.” Oxford University Press , 2009 : xiv +425 pp. ($74.00 cloth, $29.95 paper) Allan F. Moore 2011 Works Cited Moore Allan F . 2005 . '' The Persona-Environment Relation in Recorded Song. '' Music Theory...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 37–60.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Franklin Cox Cavell's influential mid-1960s critique of the “new music” of the postwar era poses significant challenges for contemporary composers who value this music. As with postmodernist critics, he has ably identified shortcomings in justifications for recent modernist music. With the benefit...
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Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (1): 137–162.
Published: 01 April 2009
...Joti Rockwell Drawing ideas from transformational theory and rhythm and meter theory, this study examines bluegrass banjo music in terms of rhythm and motions of the human hand. It begins by presenting a mathematical model of the five-string banjo characterizing the gestural permutations that give...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (2): 297–308.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Drew . 2020 . Form as Harmony in Rock Music . New York : Oxford University Press . Tagg Philip . 2014 . Everyday Tonality II: Towards a Tonal Theory of What Most People Hear . Larchmont, NY : Mass Media Music Scholars’ Press . Temperley David . 2018 . The...
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Journal of Music Theory (2015) 59 (2): 321–332.
Published: 01 October 2015
... studies British alternative rock bands whose music is built on the hypnotic repetition of short riffs. McGuiness takes these bands’ performative processes as representative of what he calls “felicitous and cre- ative performance.” This is performance free of...
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Journal of Music Theory (2016) 60 (2): 295–305.
Published: 01 October 2016
.... Covach, John. 2015. “Rock Me, Maestro.” Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2. chronicle .com/article/Rock-Me-Maestro/151423/. Davidson, Donald. 1978. “What Metaphors Mean.” Critical Inquiry 5/1: 31–47. Goehr, Lydia. 1992. The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy...
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Journal of Music Theory (2018) 62 (1): 155–164.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Words . 2nd ed. Oxford : Clarendon . Berry Wallace . 1989 . Musical Structure and Performance . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press . Burns Lori . 1997 . “ ‘Joanie’ Get Angry: k. d. lang’s Feminist Revolution .” In Understanding Rock: Essays in Musical Analysis , ed...
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Journal of Music Theory (2020) 64 (1): 137–143.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Film Typewriter (1999) is by now a well-known quantity in musical circles. Kittler expanded the fundamental insight that certain musical instruments bring about certain kinds of music so as to include recording media. The sound of Pink Floyd s progressive rock is for him unthinkable without eight-track...
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Journal of Music Theory (2004) 48 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 April 2004
... . “Twelve-Tone Composition and the Music of Elliott Carter.” In Concert Music, Rock, and Jazz Since 1945: Essays and Analytic Studies , ed. E. W. Marvin and R. Hermann. Rochester: University of Rochester Press: 67 -102. Morris, Robert D. 1990 . “Pitch-Class Complementation and its Generalizations...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (2): 311–324.
Published: 01 October 2010
... tension and resolution experience: “Infants are frequently rocked or bounced to as a piece unfolds in time (Swain, 1997)” (256). music (Papousek, 1996)” (405). On the other hand, we 4  Huron 2006 and Zbikowski 2002 are two notable find the...
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Journal of Music Theory (2010) 54 (1): 61–74.
Published: 01 April 2010
...Eric Drott In his classic essay “Music Discomposed,” Stanley Cavell draws attention to the threat of fraudulence that pervades contemporary art music. With the erosion of convention, not only is the ability of listeners to comprehend new music called into question, so too is their ability to...
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Journal of Music Theory (2001) 45 (2): 345–433.
Published: 01 October 2001
..., Rock, and Jazz Since 1945, edited by Elizabeth West Marvin and Richard Hermann. Rochester, New York: University of Rochester Press. Cogan, Robert. 1984 . New Images of Musical Sound. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. Cohn, Richard. 1992 . “The Autonomy of Motives in Schenkerian...
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Journal of Music Theory (2002) 46 (1-2): 285–345.
Published: 01 October 2002
...Ciro Scotto 2002 © Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520 2002 REVIEW ARTICLE The Conflict Between Particularism and Generalism in Andrew Mead’s Introduction to the Music of Milton Babbitt Ciro Scotto An Introduction to the Music...
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Journal of Music Theory (2019) 63 (2): 231–260.
Published: 01 October 2019
... : Cambridge University Press . Biamonte Nicole . 2014 . “ Formal Functions of Metric Dissonance in Rock MusicMusic Theory Online 20 . www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.14.20.2/mto.14.20.2.biamonte.html . Butler Mark . 2006 . Unlocking the Groove: Rhythm, Meter, and Musical Design in...
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Journal of Music Theory (2009) 53 (2): 227–254.
Published: 01 October 2009
...Dmitri Tymoczko Taking David Lewin's work as a point of departure, this essay uses geometry to reexamine familiar music-theoretical assumptions about intervals and transformations. Section 1 introduces the problem of “transportability,” noting that it is sometimes impossible to say whether two...