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Scoring

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

Continuum, 2003

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...Traditionally, a score is the visual representation of the instrumental (and possibly vocal) parts of a piece of music arranged on different staves. ‘Scoring’ is thus the process of assigning the various parts or elements of a composition...

Orchestrator

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

Continuum, 2003

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...An orchestrator is a person who scores a piece of preexisting music for performance by the instruments in an orchestra or ensemble. Working from a variety of possible sources, ranging from a complete original piano score to a collection...

Medley

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stan Hawkins

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

Continuum, 2003

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...A musical medley is a collection of recognizable features – chiefly the melodies – of other pieces of music grouped in sequence for performance as one continuous piece. The original, fourteenth-century meaning of the English word...

Notation

Stan Hawkins

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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 II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...Introduction Notation is the visual means of representing music, which can be either graphic or linguistic, or a combination of the two. Examples of notation are provided by scores using five-line staves...

Backing Track

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

Continuum, 2003

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...A backing track is a support line or part that occurs within a recording. It can include any part of the backing, such as the backing vocals and backing musicians, that does not belong to the lead part. In rock or pop songs, the backing...

Number

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stan Hawkins

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

Continuum, 2003

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...A ‘number’ is an item (song, dance, instrumental) in a program of musical entertainment, a musical compilation or the repertoire of one or more musicians. The term appears to derive from two related practises of numbering individual pieces...

Part

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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Stan Hawkins

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

Continuum, 2003

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...The term ‘part’ as it relates to the performance of music refers, quite literally, to the part played by an individual performer or group of performers in a musical ensemble of whatever size. In this sense, the term designates a musical...

Backing

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stan Hawkins

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

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Backing’ denotes the practise of playing behind or supporting a front-line musician or group of musicians. The term first appeared in the United States around 1930 ( Gold 1975 , 7), mainly in a jazz and big band...

Head Arrangement

Stan HAWKINS

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David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Continuum, 2003

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...‘Head arrangement’ is a term used in jazz to describe an arrangement that is worked out in rehearsal and learned by the musicians, who keep it ‘in their heads.’ It is only partially written down, if at all. Simple enough to be memorized...

Repertoire (Repertory)

Stan Hawkins

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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 II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A repertoire or a repertory is a stock of pieces or songs that a soloist, band or orchestra selects, rehearses and ultimately is ready to present in a performance. For a soloist, band or orchestra to have a piece of music in its repertoire...