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Department
Music
Course
MUSI 1002
Professor
Alyssa Woods
Semester
Fall

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MUSI 1002 A Oct 23 2013 Genres ­A category or type ­An organizing element ­Musical characteristics ­Time periods ­Uses ­Types of listeners ­Defined in part by distinctions made by the music industry ­Genres standardize codes and conventions ­Musical, lyrical, visual, ideological ­These codes are fluid ­Dimensions of popular music genres ­Placed in the contexts of their historical roots and social/political context ­Stylist traits (musical and non­musical) ­Primary audience ­Durability (how long will it last?) ­Tiered System of Genres ­Metagenres ­Larger classes or general categories ­E.g. country, rock, pop ­Genres ­More specific classifications ­E.g. classic rock, heavy metal, teen pop ­Subgenres ­Smaller offshoots of genres ­Twang country, thrash metal, techno teen pop ­Musical borrowing and appropriation ­Appropriation ­Remaking pop standards ­“The artistic use of another’s work in the creation of a new piece”  (Dettmar, 2011, 289) ­Andy Warhol and his paintings
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