Musical Structure as Narrative in Rock

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Encarnacao, John Fernando;
  • Publisher: UTS ePRESS
  • Journal: PORTAL: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies (issn: 1449-2490, eissn: 1449-2490)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5130/portal.v8i1.1956
  • Subject: popular music studies, music analysis, structure, rock music, quest narrative, recordings. | JV1-9480 | Sociology (General) | music analysis | Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration | HM401-1281 | popular music studies | rock music | recordings. | structure | quest narrative

In an attempt to take a fresh look at the analysis of form in rock music, this paper uses Susan McClary’s (2000) idea of ‘quest narrative’ in Western art music as a starting point. While much pop and rock adheres to the basic structure of the establishment of a home ter... View more
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