Sounding Out Pop: Analytical Essays in Popular Music (Tracking Pop)
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I was looking at this type of book to see Rockin' Horse I was looking at this type of book to see if there was any kind of music theory information that would help me compose and perform. Nothing there. But, some of the articles are interesting in a historical context.
His writings have appeared in Contemporary Music Review, Gamut, Music Theory Online, twentieth-century music, and other scholarly journals and essay collections.John Covach is Professor of Music at the University of Rochester and Professor of Theory at the Eastman School of Music. The range of bands and artists covered is as vast and varied as the more than fifty-year history of pop and rock music, from the Coasters and Roy Orbison to Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Beck, Genesis, Tori Amos, and the Police. "A variety of approaches are brought to bear on fascinating repertoire, but with the underlying aim of better understanding some brilliant music. Together these diverse essays cover a broad spectrum of studies ideally suited for classroom use and for other readers interested in gaining a deeper knowledge of the way popular music works.Mark Spicer is
He is coeditor of Understanding Rock (Oxford 1997), American Rock and the Classical Music Tradition (Harwood 2000), and Institutions, Traditions, and American Popular Music (Harwood 2000). He was also a Fulbright student in Vienna, Austria, in 1987 88. About the Author Mark Spicer, a former British Army sniper and sniper instructor, has vast practical and training experience and has worked with and trained snipers of many of the world's military forces as well as law enforcement special weapons and tactics units. He was also recently called as an expert witness in the "Washington sniper trials," and has appeared in a History Channel series on sniping. The recipient of several teaching awards and citations, Professor Covach teaches
Professor Covach also maintains an active career as a performing and recording musician. During his active-duty career he served in Northern Ireland, Kosovo, the Falkland Islands, Canada, France, Germany, Kenya, the USA, and of course the UK. He is coeditor of Understanding Rock (Oxford 1997), American Rock and the Classical Music Tradition (Harwood 2000), and Institutions, Traditions, and American Popular Music (Harwood 2000). He was also a Fulbright student in Vienna, Austria, in 1987