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Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance

Kiri Miller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753451
eISBN:
9780199932979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753451.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book is about play, performance, and participatory culture in the digital age. It shows how music, video games, and social media are bridging virtual and visceral experience, creating dispersed ... More


A Renewed Flow of Memories: The Depression and the Struggle over “Hit Records”

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

The economic depression of the 1930s decimated the recording industry in the United States: hard times so undermined the phonograph companies that many never recovered. Victor and Columbia survived ... More


Introduction

David Brackett

in Interpreting Popular Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225411
eISBN:
9780520925700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225411.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the interpretation of popular music. It considers the issues of authorship, the relationship of text to context, musical ... More


Afterword: the citizens of Simpleton

David Brackett

in Interpreting Popular Music

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225411
eISBN:
9780520925700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225411.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on XTC's 1989 recording The Mayor of Simpleton. It analyzes this song in relation to the tension between academic discourse and the constitution of the popular song as an object ... More


How Musical Is Guitar Hero?

Kiri Miller

in Playing Along: Digital Games, YouTube, and Virtual Performance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199753451
eISBN:
9780199932979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199753451.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter argues that the Guitar Hero and Rock Band video games have inspired new modes of engagement with popular music. It addresses gameplay as a developing genre of collaborative, ... More


Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Jeffrey Magee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195398267
eISBN:
9780199933358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398267.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

“The mob is always right” was the idea that charged Irving Berlin’s career in American popular music. Taking off from that claim, this book represents a wide-ranging exploration of America’s greatest ... More


Epilogue: Into the 1940s

Burt Korall

in Drumminʼ Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz The Swing Years

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157628
eISBN:
9780199849468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157628.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American

As the 1940s began, there was little evidence of the changes that were to dominate the next ten years. The music business was still built around the big bands. With the advent of World War II, music ... More


Carl Stalling and Popular Music in the Warner Bros. Cartoons

Daniel Goldmark

in Tunes for 'Toons: Music and the Hollywood Cartoon

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520236172
eISBN:
9780520941205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236172.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Carl Stalling's work as a composer for Hollywood cartoons was apparently headed for the same fate as practically all film music: heard but never widely recognized for its creativity and originality. ... More


“The Coney Island Crowd”: The Phonograph and Popular Recordings before World War I

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

In the 1890s, before the phonograph industry had time to establish what became in to the teenagers of the following century a tidy facade of domestic bourgeois respectability, another largely ... More


Music Making as Popular Practice

Catherine Parsons Smith

in Making Music in Los Angeles: Transforming the Popular

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251397
eISBN:
9780520933835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251397.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses the gap between the arrival of American musical romanticism and the emergence of musical modernism during the first few decades of the twentieth century. Unlike previous ... More


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