What to listen for in rock [electronic resource] : a stylistic analysis / Ken Stephenson.
By: Stephenson, Ken.Material type: TextPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 253 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780300128239 (electronic bk.); 0300128231 (electronic bk.); 9780300092394 (alk. paper); 0300092393 (alk. paper); 1281721689; 9781281721686.Subject(s): Rock music -- Analysis, appreciation | Rock (Musique) -- Analyse et appréciation | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Punk | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Heavy Metal | MUSIC -- Genres & Styles -- Rock | მუსიკალური სტილი როკიGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: What to listen for in rock.DDC classification: 781.66/117 LOC classification: MT146 | .S74 2002ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
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Includes discography (p. 195-196), bibliographical references (p. 197-217), and index.
Phrase rhythm -- Key and mode -- Cadences -- Chord type and harmonic palette -- Harmonic succession -- Form -- Analyzing a hit.
In this analysis of rock music, music theorist Ken Stephenson explores the features that make this internationally popular music distinct from earlier music styles. The author offers a guided tour of rock music from the 1950s to the present, emphasizing the theoretical underpinnings of the style and systematically focusing not on rock music's history or sociology, but on the structural aspects of the music itself. What structures normally happen in rock music? What theoretical systems or models might best explain them? The text addresses these questions and more in chapters devoted to phrase rhythm, scales, key determination, cadences, harmonic palette and succession, and form. Each chapter provides detailed analyses of individual rock pieces from groups including Chicago; the Beatles; Emerson, Lake, and Palmer; Kansas; and others. Stephenson shows how rock music is stylistically unique, and he demonstrates how the features that make it distinct have tended to remain constant throughout the second half of the 20th century and within most substyles.
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