Bad Music

Bad Music
Author :
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 392
Release :
ISBN-10 : 9781135385477
ISBN-13 : 1135385475
Rating : 4/5 (475 Downloads)

Book Synopsis Bad Music by : Christopher J. Washburne

Download or read book Bad Music written by Christopher J. Washburne and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-01-11 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Why are some popular musical forms and performers universally reviled by critics and ignored by scholars-despite enjoying large-scale popularity? How has the notion of what makes "good" or "bad" music changed over the years-and what does this tell us about the writers who have assigned these tags to different musical genres? Many composers that are today part of the classical "canon" were greeted initially by bad reviews. Similarly, jazz, country, and pop musics were all once rejected as "bad" by the academy that now has courses on these and many other types of music. This book addresses why this is so through a series of essays on different musical forms and performers. It looks at alternate ways of judging musical performance beyond the critical/academic nexus, and suggests new paths to follow in understanding what makes some music "popular" even if it is judged to be "bad." For anyone who has ever secretly enjoyed ABBA, Kenny G, or disco, Bad Music will be a guilty pleasure!


Bad Music Related Books

Bad Music
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Christopher J. Washburne
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-01-11 - Publisher: Routledge

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Why are some popular musical forms and performers universally reviled by critics and ignored by scholars-despite enjoying large-scale popularity? How has the no
Bad Singer
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Tim Falconer
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-14 - Publisher: House of Anansi

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

In the tradition of Daniel Levitin’s This Is Your Brain on Music and Oliver Sacks’ Musicophilia, Bad Singer follows the delightful journey of Tim Falconer a
Bad Vibrations
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: James Kennaway
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Music has been used as a cure for disease since as far back as King David's lyre, but the notion that it might be a serious cause of mental and physical illness
Bad Music
Language: en
Pages: 391
Authors: Christopher J. Washburne
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-15 - Publisher: Routledge

DOWNLOAD EBOOK

Why are some popular musical forms and performers universally reviled by critics and ignored by scholars-despite enjoying large-scale popularity? How has the no
Bad Music
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: James Whitehead
Categories:
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Lulu.com

DOWNLOAD EBOOK