Making Beats

Author : Joseph G. Schloss
ISBN : 9780819574824
Genre : Music
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Based on ten years of research among hip-hop producers, Making Beats was the first work of scholarship to explore the goals, methods, and values of a surprisingly insular community. Focusing on a variety of subjects—from hip-hop artists’ pedagogical methods to the Afrodiasporic roots of the sampling process to the social significance of “digging” for rare records—Joseph G. Schloss examines the way hip-hop artists have managed to create a form of expression that reflects their creative aspirations, moral beliefs, political values, and cultural realities. This second edition of the book includes a new foreword by Jeff Chang and a new afterword by the author.
Category: Music


Author : Joseph G. Schloss
ISBN : 0199715319
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 67.23 MB
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B-boying is a form of Afro-diasporic competitive dance that developed in the Bronx, NY in the early 1970s. Widely - though incorrectly - known as "breakdancing," it is often dismissed as a form of urban acrobatics set to music. In reality, however, b-boying is a deeply traditional and profoundly expressive art form that has been passed down from teacher to student for almost four decades. Foundation: B-boys, B-girls and Hip-Hop Culture in New York offers the first serious study of b-boying as both unique dance form and a manifestation of the most fundamental principles of hip-hop culture. Drawing on anthropological and historical research, interviews and personal experience as a student of the dance, Joseph Schloss presents a nuanced picture of b-boying and its social context. From the dance's distinctive musical repertoire and traditional educational approaches to its complex stylistic principles and secret battle strategies, Foundation illuminates a previously unexamined thread in the complex tapestry that is contemporary hip-hop.
Category: Performing Arts

Lied Und Popul Re Kultur Song And Popular Culture 56 2011 Jahrbuch Des Deutschen Volksliedarchivs Freiburg 56 Jahrgang 2011 Original Und Kopie Original And Copy

Author : Nils Grosch
ISBN : 383097616X
Genre : Art
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Original und Kopie – dieser komplexen Beziehung widmet sich der Aufsatzteil dieses Bandes. Ein Original steht am Ursprung einer Entwicklung, wird aber erst durch die nachfolgende Kopie als solches erkennbar. Das Original benötigt die Kopie zur Existenz ebenso wie die Kopie das Original; beide grenzen sich voneinander ab und bedingen sich gegenseitig. Je drei Artikel behandeln dieses Verhältnis aus medienwissenschaftlicher, musikwissenschaftlicher und soziokultureller/ethnologischer Perspektive.
Category: Art

The Concise Guide To Hip Hop Music

Author : Paul Edwards
ISBN : 9781250034823
Genre : Music
File Size : 72.56 MB
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In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip-hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip-hop, from its inception up through the current day, in The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music.
Category: Music

Sound And The City

Author : Dietrich Helms
ISBN : 9783839407967
Genre : Music
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Städte haben ihren individuellen Sound - einen Klang, der sich auch musikalisch darstellt. Dazu gehört - aber nicht nur - die Umsetzung von industriellem Krach in futuristische »rumori« oder konkreten »bruit«. Städte sind Zentren der Kommunikation, hochaktive Knotenpunkte globaler Netzwerke. Hier treffen Menschen mit den unterschiedlichsten ethnischen, sozialen und kulturellen Hintergründen sowie musikalischen Bedürfnissen und Fähigkeiten aufeinander. Aus dieser Konfrontation entstehen Musiken, in denen sich ihr Anderssein und ihre Identität manifestieren, in denen sich aber auch Spuren der Anpassung und Integration finden - und die fast immer populäre Musikformen annehmen. Denn die Stadt als Handelsplatz macht zur Ware, was zuvor als Volksmusik mündlich tradiert wurde oder als Kunst gemeint war. Die Stadt ermöglicht unendlich viele Chancen der Kommunikation, die doch nie ausreichend zu sein scheinen.
Category: Music


Author : Florian Mundhenke
ISBN : 9783658057534
Genre : Social Science
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Mashup hat sich als Begriff eingebürgert für auditiv, visuell, audiovisuell „vermischte“ Neuarrangements, Collagen, Bricolagen in der Musik, in Videos, in Computerspielen, in der (aktuellen Medien-)Kunst, in der Architektur. Es handelt sich um eine Verbindung heterogener Elemente, die etwas (scheinbar) Neues hervorbringen. Im Internet verbinden Websites unterschiedliche Elemente (beispielsweise Musik, Video, Hyperlinks) mit unterschiedlichen Funktionen. Ausgangspunkt für diesen Band ist die These, dass es einerseits mediale und kulturelle Techniken gibt, die diese Form des Mischgenres erst ermöglichen. Andererseits muss berücksichtigt werden, dass die mediale Kompetenz der User exponentiell angestiegen ist und weiter ansteigt. Der Band geht unter anderem der Frage nach, inwieweit es sich bei Mashups um eine qualitativ neue Form der Aneignung und/oder nur eine produktive Auseinandersetzung mit medialen Angeboten handelt.
Category: Social Science

The Cultural Politics Of Jazz Collectives

Author : Nicholas Gebhardt
ISBN : 9781317672715
Genre : Music
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The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This Is Our Music documents the emergence of collective movements in jazz and improvised music. Jazz history is most often portrayed as a site for individual expression and revolves around the celebration of iconic figures, while the networks and collaborations that enable the music to maintain and sustain its cultural status are surprisingly under-investigated. This collection explores the history of musician-led collectives and the ways in which they offer a powerful counter-model for rethinking jazz practices in the post-war period. It includes studies of groups including the New York Musicians Organization, Sweden’s Ett minne för livet, Wonderbrass from South Wales, the contemporary Dutch jazz-hip hop scene, and Austria‘s JazzWerkstatt. With an international list of contributors and examples from Europe and the United States, these twelve essays and case studies examine issues of shared aesthetic vision, socioeconomic and political factors, local education, and cultural values among improvising musicians.
Category: Music

From Soul To Hip Hop

Author : Tom Perchard
ISBN : 9781351566230
Genre : Music
File Size : 72.24 MB
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The essays contained in this volume address some of the most visible, durable and influential of African American musical styles as they developed from the mid-1960s into the 21st-century. Soul, funk, pop, R&B and hip hop practices are explored both singly and in their many convergences, and in writings that have often become regarded as landmarks in black musical scholarship. These works employ a wide range of methodologies, and taken together they show the themes and concerns of academic black musical study developing over three decades. While much of the writing here is focused on music and musicians in the United States, the book also documents important and emergent trends in the study of these styles as they have spread across the world. The volume maintains the original publication format and pagination of each essay, making for easy and accurate cross-reference and citation. Tom Perchard?s introduction gives a detailed overview of the book?s contents, and of the field as a whole, situating the present essays in a longer and wider tradition of African American music studies. In bringing together and contextualising works that are always valuable but sometimes difficult to access, the volume forms an excellent introductory resource for university music students and researchers.
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Author : Joseph Glenn Schloss
ISBN : 0199758360
Genre : Music
File Size : 63.76 MB
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Providing the perfect balance of cultural and musical analysis, Rock: Music, Culture, and Business by Joseph G. Schloss, Larry Starr, and Christopher Waterman tells the full story of rock 'n' roll, from its earliest beginnings to today. DISTINCTIVE FEATURES * Balances the history of the music business and the impact of social and cultural movements on the story of rock * Enhanced coverage of contemporary rock music, including the impact of rap * Integrates lively pedagogy: --- Detailed listening guides highlighting the significant elements of more than forty key recordings --- More than 100 photos, many in full color --- Boldfaced key terms and a glossary * Robust support package: --- Instructor Resource CD containing a computerized Test Bank (978-0-19-975837-1) --- Companion Website (
Category: Music

The Organic Globalizer

Author : Christopher Malone
ISBN : 9781628920086
Genre : Music
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The Organic Globalizer is a collection of critical essays which takes the position that hip-hop holds political significance through an understanding of its ability to at once raise cultural awareness, expand civil society's focus on social and economic justice through institution building, and engage in political activism and participation. Collectively, the essays assert hip hop's importance as an "organic globalizer:†? no matter its pervasiveness or reach around the world, hip-hop ultimately remains a grassroots phenomenon that is born of the community from which it permeates. Hip hop, then, holds promise through three separate but related avenues: (1) through cultural awareness and identification/recognition of voices of marginalized communities through music and art; (2) through social creation and the institutionalization of independent alternative institutions and non-profit organizations in civil society geared toward social and economic justice; and (3) through political activism and participation in which demands are articulated and made on the state. With editorial bridges between chapters and an emphasis on interdisciplinary and diverse perspectives, The Organic Globalizer is the natural scholarly evolution in the conversation about hip-hop and politics.
Category: Music