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The Maverick Core

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

One of America's truly visionary composers and instrument builders, Harry Partch turned his back on Western music to develop his own unique musical culture. At around the age of thirty, Partch ... More


Subject‐Position in Music

Eric F. Clarke

in Ways of Listening: An Ecological Approach to the Perception of Musical Meaning

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195151947
eISBN:
9780199870400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151947.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

This chapter discusses the idea of subject-position in music — a term first developed in film theory. The complementarity of perceiver and environment in Gibson's ecological theory is extended to ... More


The Vicissitudes of a Musical Sign: How the Yodel Became a Joke

Timothy E. Wise

in Yodeling and Meaning in American Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496805805
eISBN:
9781496805843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496805805.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The final chapter charts first species yodeling’s gradual loss of artistic credibility over the course of its history, from its early nineteenth-century function as a signifier for romantic idealism ... More


All Night Long

George Lipsitz

in Midnight at the Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis Story

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666782
eISBN:
9781452946689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666782.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter talks about charges made against Black music during the 1950s, fueled by obvious racial double standards. Being pro-Black, Johnny Otis was accused of “polluting” the American youth by ... More


We, the Rebels

Broyles Michael

in Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100457
eISBN:
9780300127898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100457.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book focuses on America's maverick composers, those who lived unusual lives or flaunted norms and wrote works that were considered incomprehensible and even unplayable. It examines the role of ... More


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