MUSI 1002 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: My Sharona, Cole Porter, Theodor W. Adorno

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Books and articles from a variety of different disciplines, including sociology, musicology, media studies, etc. Considerations include: geographical location, time period, social and cultural context. Cover songs: (cid:862)the tide is high(cid:863) Songs that sound the same: george harrison my sweet lord , the chiffons he"s so fine . Reliance on similar chord progrssions: pachelbel rant. According to adorno, the commodification of cultural products leads to a. It produces forms of culture that are commodities standardization of these products. Popular music is standardized in several ways: a number of types that are immediately recognizable, a small number of structures, a small number of components to each song that are interchangeable. Pseudo-individualization the type of variation that exists between standardized products. Surfaces changes, but they do not alter the basic structure. High vs low culture (cid:862) erious(cid:863) (cid:448)s popular musi(cid:272) Difference include: degree of standardization, level of complexity, market context. Vaught up in a standardized and routine set of response.

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