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MELODIC TURNS

LLOYD WHITESELL

in The Music of Joni Mitchell

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195307993
eISBN:
9780199864003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195307993.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter studies Mitchell's intricate melodic structures. The first section shows how she devises variations on standard popular song forms. The second section examines her nonformulaic approach ... More


The Musical Language of Rock

David Temperley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780190653774
eISBN:
9780190653804
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190653774.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

A theory of the structure of rock music is presented, addressing aspects such as tonality/key, harmony, rhythm/meter, melody, phrase structure, timbre/instrumentation, form, and emotional expression. ... More


Analytical Strategies

Davis Quintet

in The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965–68

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195393835
eISBN:
9780190268046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195393835.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter provides some general analytical frameworks relevant to the Davis quintet studio recordings. It defines terms such as “modal jazz”, and provides overviews of strategies used by the group ... More


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