9781319020156

Writing Music A Bedford Spotlight Reader

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319020156

  • ISBN10:

    1319020151

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-10-20
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

Table of Contents

About the Bedford Spotlight Reader Series


Preface for Instructors


Contents by Discipline


Contents by Theme


Contents by Rhetorical Purpose


Introduction for Students



1. What is Music and Why Do We Love It?


Barry Parker, Making Music


Brad Mehldau, Blank Expressions: Brad Mehldau and the Essence of Music


Stephen A. Diamond, Why We Love Music and Freud Despised It


Leonid Perlovsky, Music and Consciousness


St. Basil, from The Homily on the First Psalm


Oliver Sacks, Brainworms, Sticky Music, and Catchy Tunes


Jan Swafford, The Most Beautiful Melody in the World


Justin Davidson, Beethovens Kapow



2. How Does Music Express and Shape the Self?


Rob Sheffield, Left of the Dial


Aristotle, from Politics


Frederick Douglass, from My Bondage and My Freedom


Robert OMeally, Lady Day


Laina Dawes, Hardcore Persona


Judy Berman, Concerning the Spiritual in Indie Rock


Will Wilkinson, Country Music, Openness to Experience, and the Psychology of the Culture War


Jeff Ousborne, Songs of Myself? Not Quite


Zach Moldof, Humble Trappings: Blue-Collar Hip-Hop and Recasting the Drug Dealer's Myth


Jeremy Gordon, I Listen to Everything, Except Rap and Country Music



3. How Do We Make and Consume Music?


Mark Oppenheimer, Stop Forcing Your Kids to Learn a Musical Instrument


Gracy Olmstead, Loving Through Pain: Why Learning an Instrument Matters


Meghan Daum, Music Is My Bag


Lessley Anderson, Seduced By Perfect Pitch: How Auto-Tune Conquered Pop Music


Robert J. Oxoby, On the Efficiency of AC/DC: Bon Scott versus Brian Johnson


Tom Jacobs, When Things Look Dark, Country Music Gets Sunnier


Damon Krukowski, Making Cents


George Howard, Why Artists Should Stop Chasing Spotify's Pennies and Focus on Top Fans



4. How Does Music Negotiate Race and Ethnicity?


Eugene Holley, My Bill Evans Problem: Jaded Visions of Jazz and Race


Samantha Ainsley, Black Rhythm, White Power


Heben Nigatu, In Defense of Kanyes Vanity: The Politics Of Black Self-Love


Sasha Frere-Jones, A Paler Shade of White: How Indie Rock Lost Its Soul


Deborah Pacini Hernandez, To Rock or Not to Rock: Cultural Nationalism and Latino Engagement with Rock 'n' Roll


Chris Kjorness, Latin Music Is American Music


Kat Chow, How the 'Kung Fu Fighting' Melody Came To Represent Asia


Jeff Chang, It's a Hip-Hop World



5. What Does Music Reveal about Sexuality and Gender?


Tamara Winfrey Harris, All Hail the Queen?


Susan Hiwatt, Macho Rock: Men Always Seem to End Up on Top


Hannah Steinkopf-Frank, They've Got the Beat


Amy Clements-Cortes, The Role of Pop Music and Pop Singers in the Construction of a Singer's Identity in Three Early Adolescent Females


Madison Moore, Tina Theory: Notes on Fierceness


Sentence Guides for Academic Writers



Index of Authors and Titles

Rewards Program

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