Interpreting Popular Music

By: Brackett, David

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David Brackett demonstrates that there is no one way of interpreting popular music but that different types of popular music use different types of rhetoric, refer to different arguments about musical complexity and familiarity, and draw upon different senses of history and tradition. He crosses the disciplines of cultural studies and music theory to consider how listeners evaluate popular songs and how they come to attribute a rich variety of meanings to them. Issues such as authorship, reception, musical codes, and different modes of representing and describing music are explored in the context of recordings made by Billie Holiday, Bing Crosby, Hank Williams, James Brown, and Elvis Costello. In analysing their music and lyrics, David Brackett shows how interpretations of songs develop in specific cultural and historical contexts.

Title: Interpreting Popular Music

Author: Brackett, David

Categories: Music,

Edition: Ex Library

Publisher: West Nyack, New York, U.S.A., Cambridge Univ Pr: 1995

ISBN Number: 0521473373

ISBN Number 13: 9780521473378

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Seller ID: 120731

Description: Former library book with the usual stamps, stickers, etc. Binding is solid and text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. Dust jacket has been laminated and taped to covers. 260 pages, quite nice shape.