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Minidisc (Revised 2019)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The minidisc (MD) was introduced by Sony in 1992, 10 years after the compact disc (CD). The MD was only 2.4” (64 mm) in diameter, yet offered the same playing time and operational features as the CD (74 minutes). In addition, the MD arrived...

Declamation

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...In general, ‘declamation’ refers to the way in which words may be delivered in an overtly dramatic or impassioned manner to impart emotional effects greater than those customarily obtained through the patterns of ordinary speech...

Humming

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Humming’ is usually taken to refer to vocalizing with the mouth closed. The lungs provide air pressure, activating the vocal cords, which send the raw sound through the nasal passages instead of allowing it to be modified by the acoustic...

Falsetto

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Falsetto’ denotes the higher of the two main ‘registers’ of the male voice. (Although female voices work in a similar way, the difference in registers is often not noticeable.) The normal, or modal, register used for speech and much...

Tape

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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...The making of recordings on magnetic tape has a long history and has come to occupy a leading place in every branch of home entertainment, computers and communications It was the Danish engineer Valdemar Poulsen in 1897 who first...

Structural Homology

John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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... Journal of the American Musicological Society 44: 301–23. John Shepherd . 1977. ‘The Musical Coding...

Cassette (Revised 2019)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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... by nostalgia or a desire for analog tactility in an increasingly virtual digital world, the audio cassette has remained an important format for a number of listeners and consumers. Bibliography John Borwick,....

Record (Revised 2019)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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... and Ian Woodward,. 2015. Vinyl. New York: Bloomsbury Academic. John Borwick,. 1994. Sound Recording Practice. 4th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Ruth Dockwray,, and F. Allan Moore, 2010. ‘Configuring the Sound Box...

Morality

John Shepherd

John Shepherd is Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) and Chancellor’s Professor of Music and Sociology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. He was from 2007-2012 Carleton’s Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs. Dr. Shepherd has been a member of EPMOW’s editorial board since 1990. In 2000, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in recognition of his role “as a leading architect of a post-War critical musicology.” Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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John Street

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

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... refers to John Turner, who in 1833 noted that a more general diffusion of vocal music would ‘contribute largely to the rooting out of dissolute and debasing habits,’ and that songs chosen for performance should have texts that were ‘simple...

Mbumba

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... in the appropriation of mostly female traditional music for political reasons occurred, initially executed by both male and female politicians. Some male makwaya (a cappella choral) and foreign music, such as ‘John Brown’s Body,’ which became ‘Chitaganya...