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Head Arrangement

Stan HAWKINS

Stan Hawkins is Professor of Musicology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Professor in Popular Music at the University of Agder, Norway. He is author of numerous books, including Settling the Pop Score (2002), The British Pop Dandy (2009), Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenon (co-author Sarah Niblock, 2011), and Queerness in Pop (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Head arrangement’ is a term used in jazz to describe an arrangement that is worked out in rehearsal and learned by the musicians, who keep it ‘in their heads.’ It is only partially written down, if at all. Simple enough to be memorized...

Hook

John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘hook’ is used to refer to that part of a song’s musical and lyrical material through which the song remains in popular memory and is instantly recognizable in popular consciousness. The elements of a hook’s musical material...

Voice Leading

Bhesham Sharma

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Stan Hawkins

Stan Hawkins is Professor of Musicology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Professor in Popular Music at the University of Agder, Norway. He is author of numerous books, including Settling the Pop Score (2002), The British Pop Dandy (2009), Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenon (co-author Sarah Niblock, 2011), and Queerness in Pop (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Voice leading’ refers to the linear movement, stasis or dissolution of tones during the progression from one chord to another. Tones can move in contrary motion (voices moving away from each other), oblique motion (one or more voices...

Theme

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘theme’ denotes a musical passage, typically characterized by a prominent melodic line, that, through the processes of repetition and/or variation, is established as the key musical idea by which a piece, a specific moment within...

Variation

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Variation is a technique of modified repetition in which a basic idea or theme, usually stated initially in its original form, is subjected to a process of alteration, the extent and nature of which can vary considerably. European art...

Accompaniment

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...In common parlance, the term ‘accompaniment’ is used to describe music that is heard as subordinate to a simultaneous aspect of performance, musical or otherwise: for example, a film score as an accompaniment to on-screen action and dialog,...

Arranger

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...An arranger is a person whose task is to convert a musical text from one form to another. In most instances, this means recasting a piece of music into a version performable by a different instrument or a different kind of ensemble...

Composer

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Most forms of popular music have been rooted in non-notated traditions. For this reason, the specialized occupation of composer as distinct from that of the performing musician is, in the context of popular music, a rather recent...

Orchestrator

Stan Hawkins

Stan Hawkins is Professor of Musicology at the University of Oslo, Norway, and Professor in Popular Music at the University of Agder, Norway. He is author of numerous books, including Settling the Pop Score (2002), The British Pop Dandy (2009), Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenon (co-author Sarah Niblock, 2011), and Queerness in Pop (2016). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...An orchestrator is a person who scores a piece of preexisting music for performance by the instruments in an orchestra or ensemble. Working from a variety of possible sources, ranging from a complete original piano score to a collection...

Parody

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a parody is ‘a composition in prose or verse in which the characteristic turns of thought and phrase in an author or class of authors are imitated in such a way as to make them appear ridiculous...