September 2, 2014

Welcome to theory and current music.

 General

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_form

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_musical_forms_by_era

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Song_structure_(popular_music)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melody

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychoacoustics

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_neuroscience_of_music

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_psychology

http://www.music-cog.ohio-state.edu/Music838/course.notes/ear03.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise:_The_Political_Economy_of_Music

http://monoskop.org/images/6/67/Attali_Jacques_Noise_The_Political_Economy_of_Music.pdf

http://popmusictheory.com

http://www.musiccog.ohio-state.edu/Huron/Publications/huron.Walker.commentary.html

http://realitysandwich.com/220159/acoustic-memetics-non-verbal-musical-meaning-structures/

http://www.jeffsawada.com/3esses.html

Time span / length

Afrojack liked the vocal line, but he wasn’t sure about the song’s structure. “It’s a thirty-second verse, a thirty-second pre-chorus, and a thirty-second chorus,” he said. “Is that right for a radio song?”

“You don’t go by time,” Preston said. “You go by bars.”

Afrojack cocked his head. “What’s ‘bars’?”

http://www.theguardian.com/music/tomserviceblog/2012/nov/12/morton-feldman-contemporary-music-guide

http://www.therestisnoise.com/2006/06/morton_feldman_.html

Feldman String Quartet 2

http://goo.gl/hvDtvZ

http://www.vox.com/2014/8/18/6003271/why-are-songs-3-minutes-long

http://www.quora.com/Why-are-most-songs-between-three-and-five-minutes-long

http://www.vh1.com/music/tuner/2014-02-18/20-longest-classic-rock-songs/

http://listverse.com/2010/04/25/10-rock-songs-over-10-minutes-long/

Passion play Jethro Tull

http://goo.gl/mLNGb6

Meter

http://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/10hb98/why_is_44_seemingly_the_default_time_signature/

http://www.reddit.com/r/musictheory/comments/1yy6yg/why_is_the_majority_of_modern_popular_music/

Alicia Keys – Fallin’

http://goo.gl/N6WIuv

Radiohead 15 step

http://goo.gl/0el1Z9

Flying lotus Dribs

http://goo.gl/26Xrg4

Dance

Rite of spring

http://goo.gl/r00kU0

Speed / tempo

http://www.sonicscoop.com/2014/06/19/the-resonant-human-the-science-of-how-tempo-affects-us/

http://www.bpmdatabase.com/index.php

http://www.beatmatchcity.com/search/label/130%20bpm

Phrase

http://www.quora.com/Which-popular-songs-have-musical-phrases-of-non-standard-length

http://www.mtosmt.org/issues/mto.11.17.3/mto.11.17.3.attas.html

Harmony (harmonic rhythm) 

tonality / atonality / noise

Merzbow 13 Japanese birds

http://goo.gl/mDE1P8

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/12-amazing-songs-with-just-three-chords

http://titanium1033.wordpress.com/category/all-posts/analytical-musical-elements/

http://kris.shaffermusic.com/musicianshipResources/popRockHarmony.html

harmonic rhythm
4 organs
ragas
music in 12 parts / einstein

Melody

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/songwriting/685816-elements-great-pop-song.html

http://www.musicradar.com/tuition/tech/how-to-write-a-hit-melody-539841/

Formula

http://www.thebillboardexperiment.com/overall.php

https://sites.google.com/site/visualizingahit/home

http://fordhamcyberculture.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/remix-culture-its-own-art-form-or-the-death-of-creativity/

Psychoacoustics

http://www.redbullmusicacademy.com/magazine/psychoacoustics-introduction-feature

Emotion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_and_emotion

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3764399/

http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00596/full

http://www.reddit.com/r/Music/comments/27hdfm/whats_a_song_where_the_musicians_pure_emotion_is/

 

 

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