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Guitar-Based Modalities

Robert Toft

Robert Toft holds a PhD in Historical Musicology from King’s College, University of London and has taught at universities in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He took the lead role in developing the Popular Music Studies program at The University of Western Ontario, where he is currently Professor of Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hits and Misses : Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963–1971

Continuum, 2011

Scholarly Books

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... misreadings of the music may result. Robert Walser (2003: 23) cautions that “[because] music can more easily be understood as interpretable within one’s own discursive competency[,] we often hear unfamiliar music systems as not having system at all,...

Trumpets and Cornets

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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... Robert Walser . 1993. ‘Out of Notes: Signification, Interpretation, and the Problem of Miles Davis.’ Musical Quarterly...

Mutes

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

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

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...Mutes are devices used to change the timbre or to lessen the volume of an instrument. Although mutes are made for many instruments, their primary use in popular music has been with trumpets and trombones. Wooden mutes for the trumpet date...