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The Foundations of Rock: From Blue Suede Shoes to Suite - Judy Blue Eyes

The Foundations of Rock: From Blue Suede Shoes to Suite - Judy Blue Eyes

by Walter Everett
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This is a comprehensive introduction to the inner workings of rock music. Everett takes readers through all aspects of the music and its lyrics, leading fans and listeners to new insights and new ways to develop their own interpretations of the aural landscapes of their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195310245
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/09/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 990,340
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Walter Everett is Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music Theory at The University of Michigan. He is author of The Beatles as Musicians: Revolver through the Anthology (OUP, 1999) and The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry Men through Rubber Soul (OUP, 2001).

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on Website; List of
Text's Figures, Tables, and Photographs
1. Drums, Other Percussion, and a Bit About Rhythm
2. Guitars, the Bass, and an Introduction to Harmony n3. Keyboards and a Summary of Early-Rock
Sweetening with Band, Orchestral, and Other Instruments
5. Vocal Color, Technique, and Arrangement
6. Forms: Phrases and Sections
7. Melody: Materials and Patterns
8. Chord Construction
9. Diatonic Harmonic Function
10. Harmony in Minor and Other Non-Major Modes
11. Chromatic Harmony
12. Musical Time: Rhythm, Meter and Tempo
13. Engineering the Master
14. Creating an Interpretation
Appendix: Lexicon of Chord Symbols; Further Print
Resources In Pop-Rock Music Of The 1950s-'60s
Index of Artists, Composers, Song and Album Titles
Index of Materials and Techniques

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