Categorizing Sound : Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

5b9732a77440b.jpg Author David Brackett
Isbn 9780520291614
File size 14MB
Year 2016
Pages 376
Language English
File format PDF
Category Music

Book Description:

Categorizing Sound addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people, particularly how certain ways of organizing sounds becomes integral to how we perceive ourselves and how we feel connected to some people and disconnected from others. Presenting a series of case studies ranging from race music and old-time music of the 1920s through country and R&B of the 1980s, David Brackett explores the processes by which genres are produced. Using in-depth archival research and sophisticated theorizing about how musical categories are defined, Brackett has produced a markedly original work.



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