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Scoring

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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...Traditionally, a score is the visual representation of the instrumental (and possibly vocal) parts of a piece of music arranged on different staves. ‘Scoring’ is thus the process of assigning the various parts or elements of a composition...

Lead Sheet Chord Shorthand

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Lead sheet chord shorthand is defined as: (a) the symbols used on a lead sheet to represent, descriptively or prescriptively, the chords of a song or instrumental number; and (b) the widespread system according to which popular music...

Lead Sheet

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

Continuum, 2003

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...A lead sheet is a sheet of paper displaying the basic information necessary for performance and interpretation of a piece of popular music. Elements usually featured on a lead sheet are: (a) melody, including its mensuration in staff...

Part Writing

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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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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...Part writing is a compositional technique that involves writing a piece of music for one or more parts. The technique, therefore, is based on the writing of one part or of parts that, when played together, make up a piece of music...

Notation

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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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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...Introduction Notation is the visual means of representing music, which can be either graphic or linguistic, or a combination of the two. Examples of notation are provided by scores using five-line staves...

Fake Book

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...A fake book is a collection of musical scores, in loose-leaf or bound form, used by professional and amateur musicians in performance and also as a learning tool. The scores in a fake book are sketchy, typically conveying only the melody...

The Recording Domain: Elements, Listening, Notation, Rhythm

William Moylan

Dr. William Moylan is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he is Professor of Music and Sound Recording Technology. He has taught recording, music theory and musicology, and critical listening for over 35 years. An active recording engineer/producer, William Moylan has worked with emerging and leading artists across the genres of classical and popular music. Dr. Moylan is the author of Understanding and Crafting the Mix 3e. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Recording Analysis : How the Record Shapes the Song

Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business, 2020

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...With this chapter we begin detailed coverage of the recording domain. This chapter is divided into six major sections. In a broad sense, this chapter progresses from reintroducing recording elements and rhythm/time, issues around...

Introduction

Isabella van Elferen

Isabella van Elferen is Professor of Music, School Director of Research and Enterprise and Director of the Visconti Studio at Kingston University, UK. She is the author of Mystical Love in the German Baroque (2009), Gothic Music: The Sounds of the Uncanny (2012), Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture (with Jeffrey Weinstock, 2015), and editor of Nostalgia or Perversion? Gothic Rewriting from the Eighteenth Century until the Present Day (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Timbre : Paradox, Materialism, Vibrational Aesthetics

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...It’s about timbre When I tell people what I’ve recently been working on I typically get one of two answers. Those without a musical background ask, ‘What’s that?’ and music scholars or practitioners simply laugh and exclaim, ‘Well, good...

Writing Music

Thor Magnusson

Thor Magnusson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music in the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sonic Writing : Technologies of Material, Symbolic, and Signal Inscriptions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...How do we write music? What is musical notation? Why do we write music? These are simple questions with complex answers that relate to culture, media, syntax and semantics, communication, practice, education, and performer skills. La Monte...

Analysing

Thor Magnusson

Thor Magnusson is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Music in the School of Media, Film and Music at the University of Sussex, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sonic Writing : Technologies of Material, Symbolic, and Signal Inscriptions

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Seeing sound is an old dream. Aristotle discussed the colour of musical ratios, as did Newton in his work Opticks. Synaesthetic approaches – those that combine or fuse the senses – have linked colours with frequencies, and musical...