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COMPETING MODELS OF MUSIC: THEORIES OF MUSICAL FORM AND HIERARCHY

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

in Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195140231
eISBN:
9780199871278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter begins by exploring static and dynamic models of musical form that emerged in the 18th century and the way these models were transformed by changes in ideology and music education that ... More


Conceptualizing Music: Cognitive Structure, Theory, and Analysis

Lawrence M. Zbikowski

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195140231
eISBN:
9780199871278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140231.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This book shows how recent work in cognitive science, especially that developed by cognitive linguists and cognitive psychologists, can be used to explain how we understand music. The book focuses on ... More


Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Michael Tenzer and John Roeder (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This collection of essays analyzes diverse musical creations with reference to the contexts in which the music is created and performed. The authors explain the music as sound in process, through ... More


Form

Roger Scruton

in The Aesthetics of Music

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198167273
eISBN:
9780191598371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019816727X.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Develops an account of the formal aspect of musical structure and the kind of understanding that it permits and satisfies. Argues for the untenability of the theories developed by both Schenker and ... More


Meaning-making through musical play: cultural psychology of the playground

Kathryn Marsh

in A Cultural Psychology of Music Education

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199214389
eISBN:
9780191594779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214389.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter examines the ways in which school-aged children construct meaning through the generation and performance of musical play forms, both drawing on and transforming cultural influences. It ... More


Where the Sound Comes From

Eric Salzman and Thomas Desi

in The New Music Theater: Seeing the Voice, Hearing the Body

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195099362
eISBN:
9780199864737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195099362.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter discusses the evolution of instruments and the orchestra in the theater — onstage, offstage, in the pit, and in the theatrical space — along with issues of musical form in theatrical ... More


Gordon Jacob, Passacaglia on a Well-Known Theme

David Manning

in Vaughan Williams on Music

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195182392
eISBN:
9780199851485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182392.003.0100
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The musical form known as “passacaglia,” which is first cousin to the “chaconne” and “ground” of Henry Purcell, has always been a favorite device with composers. The violin chaconne and the organ ... More


Nuances of Continual Variation in the Brazilian Pagode Song “Sorriso Aberto”

Jason Stanyek and Fabio Oliveira

in Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195384581
eISBN:
9780199918331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384581.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter analyzes a live recording of the iconic song “Sorriso Aberto” (“Open Smile”) by Guará in order to bring out some of the principal sonic characteristics of pagode, a radical reformulation ... More


Musical Expertise

John Sloboda

in Exploring the Musical Mind: Cognition, emotion, ability, function

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530121
eISBN:
9780191689741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530121.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter treats six connected issues of musical expertise. It examines the difficulties associated with characterising expertise in a way that offers a genuine foothold for cognitive psychology, ... More


Architectonic Composition in South Indian Classical Music: The “Navaragamalika Varnam”

Robert Morris

in Analytical Studies in World Music: Analytical Studies in World Music

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195177893
eISBN:
9780199864843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195177893.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter provides an analysis of a multi-section South Indian classical composition, covering: Indian Classical Music and Carnatic Music; Performance Contexts for Carnatic Music; Raga, Tala, and ... More


Over the rainbow? On the quest for ‘the social’ in musical analysis

Peter J. Martin

in Music and the Sociological Gaze: Art Worlds and Cultural Production

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719072161
eISBN:
9781781701492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719072161.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter suggests that it is somewhat ironic that some of the ‘new’ musicologists have adopted a distinctly ‘old’ version of sociology, in which musical forms somehow articulate or represent ... More


The Witch of the Wood and the Bamboo Tree

Ethan Mordden

in Anything Goes: A History of American Musical Theatre

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199892839
eISBN:
9780199367696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892839.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter focuses on the musicals of the first two decades of the twentieth century, when musical forms were both consolidating and evolving. Musicals were either romantic or satiric, but the two ... More


From Acoustic to Perceived Repetition

Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis

in On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199990825
eISBN:
9780199357871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199990825.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Psychology of Music

Superficially similar instances of repetition can be perceived dramatically differently. Chapter 2 scrutinizes this transformation from acoustic to perceived repetition. It surveys theoretical work ... More


“Jazz means the blues”

Todd Decker

in Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

In 1952, Fred Astaire remarked that “jazz means the blues,” and this chapter examines this comment in practical terms by detailing Astaire's varied use of the twelve-bar blues progression as a ... More


Mysterious Music with Invisible Edges and the Emergence of Musical Form in The Shining

Kate McQuiston

in We'll Meet Again: Musical Design in the Films of Stanley Kubrick

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199767656
eISBN:
9780199369492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767656.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Music’s unique temporal qualities animate the supernatural and metaphysical themes in The Shining. The gradual precipitation of music in the film sounds the approach of danger and of Jack’s ... More


Helicopter Music

Todd Decker

in Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520282322
eISBN:
9780520966543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282322.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the sonic representation of the helicopter in combat films set in Vietnam and the Greater Middle East. The sound of unseen helicopters has frequently been used as a kind of ... More


The Structural Role of Formal Contrast in Beethoven's Piano Sonata op. 101 and Bartók's Third String Quartet

Jee Yeon Ryu

in The String Quartets of Béla Bartók: Tradition and Legacy in Analytical Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199936182
eISBN:
9780199361304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936182.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, History, Western

For Beethoven and Bartók, the employment of contrast became a major part of their stylistic and structural vocabulary in the works of their middle and late periods. In Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op.101 ... More


A Testimony: Shostakovich's Fourth Symphony and the End of Romantic Narrative

Boris Gasparov

in Five Operas and a Symphony: Word and Music in Russian Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106503
eISBN:
9780300133165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106503.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines Shostakovich's musical composition Fourth Symphony. It suggests that despite the controversy surrounding the composition, it was the composition that marked a watershed in ... More


Conclusion

Kathryn Lachman

in Borrowed Forms: The Music and Ethics of Transnational Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781781380307
eISBN:
9781781387290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380307.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Borrowed Forms has shown how a critical engagement with music is essential to understanding the formal innovations and ethical commitments of the transnational novel. The conclusion extends the ... More


Debussy: The Form That Has Arrived at Itself

Jessica Wiskus

in The Rhythm of Thought: Art, Literature, and Music after Merleau-Ponty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226030920
eISBN:
9780226031088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226031088.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter presents and studies Debussy’s definition of music, according to which, music, in its essence, “consists of colors and rhythmicized time.” The “colors” may be taken to refer to the depth ... More


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