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Time, Age, Experience and Voice

Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is Lecturer in Popular Music at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Fado and the Place of Longing (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Voice : Time, Age and Experience in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

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... as Richard Middleton has suggested, it is in recorded music that ‘we may discover – finally! – the location of that vocal “grain” which Roland Barthes so influentially identified but which neither he nor his many followers have ever...

‘Won’t You Spare Me Over till Another Year?’: Ralph Stanley’s Late Voice

Richard Elliott

Richard Elliott is Lecturer in Popular Music at the University of Sussex, UK. He is the author of Fado and the Place of Longing (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Late Voice : Time, Age and Experience in Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Scholarly Books

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... aesthetic choices, technologies and relationships between voice, lyric and instrumentation. If we think of a dialogical model of the musical ‘work’, as Richard Middleton does by applying the theories of Bakhtin to popular music, we can...

Outro

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...‘Outro’ is a late twentieth-century neologism coined to create an analogy with the term ‘intro(duction).’ An outro is a (usually short) concluding section, designed to signal that the main part of a piece is over, to round off the piece...

Stanza

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...A stanza is a group of lines of verse forming a definite pattern. Lyrics in popular songs are usually divided into stanzas, the most common patterns being formed through end-rhyme schemes that result most often in even-numbered groups...

Solo

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...A solo (Italian solo, meaning ‘alone’) is a piece or performance, or part of a piece or performance, for a single voice or instrument; while a soloist may perform completely alone, the term ‘solo’ is also used when he/she is accompanied –...

Introduction

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...‘Introduction’ denotes preliminary material designed to set the scene for, and lead into, the main substance of a piece. Generally instrumental, the introduction in most popular songs establishes tempo, mood and characteristic material...

Finale

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...A finale is the last movement in a multi-movement work. The term was originally applied in the eighteenth century to the last movement of an instrumental or orchestral work, and to the final section of an act in an opera. It was used...

Refrain (Revised 2018)

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

Continuum, 2003

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...An overture (French ouverture, meaning ‘opening’) is a piece of instrumental music (usually fairly extended) designed to introduce an opera or other work of musical theater. Overtures composed for nineteenth-century light operas (by...

Standard

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...Rappingballads (Tin Pan AlleyA standard is a song or tune widely regarded, by the public and by musicians, as having an assured place in the repertoire by virtue of its longevity and quality. ‘Evergreen’ is almost synonymous, but it does...

Interlude (Revised 2018)

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...An ‘interlude’ (a term derived from the Latin ‘inter,’ meaning ‘between,’ and ‘ludus,’ meaning ‘play’) is a short passage of music that comes between parts of greater structural importance, that is, between the main parts of a performance...