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Lim Giong

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...Within Taiwanese music, Lim Giong’s output seemed unique for its combination of traditional music and, over time, electronic musical forms. Born in Changhua, Taiwan in 1964, Giong’s musical career began when his first album, Marching...

Songs in triple time sung in duple time

Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Scholarly Books

...This is a revised version of Chapter 5 ‘Songs in Triple Time are Still Sung in Duple Time’, in Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music edited by Tōru Mitsui and published by Routledge, pp. 84–99 (© 2014 Taylor & Francis).Songs in triple...

Transformation inspired by the West (2)

Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Enka Some shōka and gunka tunes began to be adopted with modifications by enka singer-songwriters in the 1910s, when enka songs were often set to westernized tunes that were commonly in a pentatonic major or a new pentatonic minor...

Transformation inspired by the West (7)

Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...New enka In the early 1970s, kayōkyoku was given fresh impetus. Mainstream kayōkyoku had remained vigorous during the 1960s with the Record Awards, which were founded in the manner of the Grammy Awards in 1959, and with some television...

The French Revolution and the emergence of enka

Tōru Mitsui

Tōru Mitsui is Professor Emeritus of English and Music at Kanazawa University, Japan, where he taught the first postgraduate course in popular music studies in the country. He has been a corresponding editor for Popular Music since 1983, is on the Editorial Board of Popular Music History, and is an International Advisory Editor for Bloomsbury’s Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. His publications in English include Karaoke Around the World: Global Technology, Local Singing (co-edited with S. Hosokawa, 1998) and Made in Japan: Studies in Popular Music (2014). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music in Japan : Transformation Inspired by the West

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...This is a revised version of ‘The French Revolution and the emergence of a new form of popular song in Japan’, a paper presented in Paris on 17 July 1989, when the French Revolution bicentennial was celebrated at Colloque...

T’aipei

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume V : Locations: Asia and Oceania

Continuum, 2016

Encyclopedia Articles

...Population: 2,880,000 (2000) T’aipei is the capital of the Republic of China on Taiwan. As the country’s administrative and commercial center, the city has long been a site for the introduction of new musical currents. It has...