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What Is Opera?  

Tim Carter

Print publication date:
Nov 2014
Online publication date:
Apr 2015
Chapter 1 provides an overview of possible answers to the question of its title by establishing the terminology, then moving through considerations of what one might call the opera ... More

What Is That Noise? An Analysis of Sound Quality and Music in Mobile Devices  

Katie M. Lever-Mazzuto

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Apr 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter analyzes the sound quality and music capabilities of mobile devices. It provides a summary of reviews of mobile phones from carriers in the United States and cites the result ... More

What Should the Music Education Profession Expect of Philosophy?  

Wayne Bowman and Ana Lucía Frega

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
Philosophical inquiry is a lively and provocative, daunting yet rewarding practice that questions received views, and challenges habits and assumptions. Historically, music education's ... More

What’s International About International Country Music?: Country Music and National Identity Around the World  

Nathan D. Gibson

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Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
Drawing attention to the increasing study of “international country music,” this chapter attempts to define this field as well as provide a classification system for analyzing the ... More

“What’s Your Name, Where Are You From, and What Have You Had?”: Utopian Memories of Leeds’s Acid House Culture in Two Acts  

Ronnie Richards

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Feb 2017
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Jan 2017
This discussion considers the utopian/dystopian dialect in relation to Acid House culture in Leeds during the late 1980s. It utilizes an ethnographic, autoethnographic, and ... More

When Music Unfolds into Image: Conceiving Visual Concerts for Kaija Saariaho’s Works  

Jean-Baptiste Barrière and Aleksi Barrière

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Aug 2016
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Jul 2016
The authors reflect on their own experience of developing a specific form of multimedia live performance: the visual concert. The various video projects they realized for works by Finnish ... More

When the Music Surges: Melodrama and the Nineteenth-century Theatrical Precedents for Film Music Style and Placement  

Michael V. Pisani

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapterexamines the influence of the theater music of the nineteenth century on modern film music practices. It shows that the soundscape of the theater was considerably richer and ... More

Where Is the Choreography? Who Is the Choreographer?: Alternate Approaches to Choreography through Editing  

Priscilla Guy

Print publication date:
Aug 2016
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Jun 2016
Subject:
Music, Dance
This chapter examines editing as a springboard to envision new types of choreographic practices for screendance and proposes choreographic editing as a dance-making approach embedded ... More

“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”: Music Education and Guitar as Leisure  

David Lines

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Feb 2017
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Jan 2017
The popularity of guitar has ensured that it has become a significant aspect of music in leisure. This chapter explores and reflects on the author’s personal leisure guitar experiences ... More

Whither the Two-Step: Country Dance Rewrites Its Musical Lineage  

Jocelyn R. Neal

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Jul 2017
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Jun 2017
This chapter describes and interprets social dance within country music’s fan culture beginning with a historical summary and then focusing on 2005–2015. It explores how dances are learned ... More

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